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Late Comeback Helps Wildcats Sweep Salve Regina

Late Comeback Helps Wildcats Sweep Salve Regina

PROVIDENCE, RI – At home for the first time in 2019, the Johnson & Wales University softball team picked up a sweep over Salve Regina University on Wednesday. The Wildcats took game one, 8-2, then used a sixth-inning rally to win the nightcap, 9-6

Salve Regina: 4-7
Johnson & Wales: 8-6

Statistical Leaders:
Brenna DuPerry (JWU): 3-5, 3 R 1 RBI (GM 1)
Meghan Gavin (JWU): 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI (GM 1); 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI (GM 2)
Amanda Riley (JWU): 2-3, 1 R, 3 RBI (GM 2)

Of Note:
The Seahawks got a pair of runs in the second inning of game one to grab a brief lead.

Meghan Gavin got an infield single to score Brenna DuPerry in the JWU half of the second, then came around to score herself and give JWU the lead back, 3-2.

Megan Antaya led off the fourth with a double, her second extra-base hit of the game, then scored on DuPerry's second triple of the afternoon. Gavin perfectly executed a squeeze bunt to push the lead to 5-2.

That was all the offense rookie Summer Ramundo needed to pick up her second victory of the year. She gave up two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts.

SRU's game two starter Courtney Latta was nearly unhittable through the first five innings. She got a two-run single from Kendall Duprey in the third and another from Amanda Riley in the sixth to stake the Seahawks to a 6-0 advantage.

The tide completely turned in the bottom of the sixth as the Wildcats exploded for nine runs. Ramundo hit a three-run home run then Ally Mishol followed with a solo shot.

DuPerry doubled off reliever Julia Coute to score Shari Minalga and Julie Saliba. Gavin's single to right field plated Antaya and an errant throw brought home DuPerry.

JWU sent 14 batters to the plate in the sixth with Gavin and Jenna Conroy picking up a pair of hits.

Zoe Jennings came on in relief in the sixth inning. She gave up just one hit to pick up the victory.

Up Next:
JWU is on the road Tuesday to take on Wheaton in a 3 PM doubleheader.