CLERMONT, Fla. – The Johnson & Wales University softball team got into the win column for the first time in 2020 on Wednesday. The Wildcats exploded for nine runs in the third inning on their way to beating New England College, 13-13, in five innings. JWU started the day by falling 10-8 to Moravian.
Johnson & Wales: 1-3
Devin Scales (JWU): 1-1, 2 R, 4 RBI vs. NEC; 2-4, 3 RBI vs. MU
Jenna Conroy (JWU): 2-3, 1 R, 2 RBI vs. NEC
Jill Pulek (JWU): 3-4, 2 R, 3 RBI vs. MU
Kristin Frost (JWU): 2-2, 2 R, 2 RBI vs. MU
JWU got out to a quick start against the Pilgrims with four runs in the first inning. The Wildcats benefited with two bases-loaded walks as well as an RBI single by Jenna Conroy.
The first four runs in the third inning came with only two hits.
Frost worked three innings, giving up two earned runs, with four strikeouts to get her first win of the year.
JWU got out to a 5-1 lead against Moravian after two innings. Pulek delivered a two-run single in the first then Frost ripped a two-run home run in the second.
The Greyhounds grabbed control with five runs in the third inning and three more in the fifth. Saxon Bresnahan was saddled with the loss.
Pulek struck again in the fifth as she drove home Gamble. Scales followed a two-run double, but was stranded at third.
JWU had runners in scoring position in the sixth and seventh innings, but could not push a run across.
JWU will play Bluffton (2:15 PM) and York (4:15 PM) on Friday.