VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Johnson & Wales University softball team traveled out of region Friday to take part in the Virginia Wesleyan Beach Blast. JWU started the day by beating Keuka College, 8-1. The Wildcats couldn't pull off the upset of top-ranked Virginia Wesleyan, falling 10-0 to the Marlins.
Johnson & Wales: 5-5
Freshman Summer Ramundo helped the Wildcats get out to a 3-0 start after three innings. She doubled home Jenna Conroy and Brenna DuPerry in the first then brought home Meghan Gavin in the third with a fielder's choice.
Ramundo got it done in the circle as well, throwing a complete game to pick up the first victory of her collegiate career. She gave up one run on four hits with eight strikeouts.
It was tough sledding against defending national champion Virginia Wesleyan. The Marlins jumped out with eight runs in the first inning.
JWU had a chance to get on the board in the first inning when DuPerry led off with a single. She stole second but was stranded in scoring position.
Weather has altered the tournament schedule with the Wildcats taking on the Wolves and Marlins again on Saturday.