|Johnson & Wales||Saint Joseph's College|
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Monks kicked off the scoring in the nightcap as well, as senior left fielder Casidee Couture (Jay, Maine) doubled home classmate Mariah Harrison (Buxton, Maine), who also doubled, with two out in the top of the second.
The Wildcats answered with a run off two hits in the third, when Julia Saliba scored on a Meghan Gavin groundout with the bases loaded.
The 1-1 deadlock remained until the top of the fifth, when Elliott delivered a pair of runs with a double to deep left-center, scoring Couture and senior center fielder Carla Tripp (Lovell, Maine), to make it a 3-1 game.
Johnson & Wales threatened in the bottom of the fifth and had runners on second and third with nobody out, but SJC senior pitcher Kylie McFadden (Dover, N.H.) settled in for three quick outs and retired nine-consecutive batters to close out the contest.
IN THE CIRCLE:
McFadden ups her record to 5-4 after allowing one run off seven hits and two walks with a pair of punch-outs in a complete-game victory.
JWU starter Noelle Weiss took the loss and falls to 4-3 after yielding three runs on five hits and two walks with two K’s in five frames. Reliever Kristin Frost tossed two innings, giving up a hit and two free passes with two strikeouts.
OFF THE BAT – SAINT JOSEPH’S:
· Pomerleau was 2-3
· Elliott doubled and drove in a pair
· Harrison and Couture registered doubles
OFF THE BAT – JOHNSON & WALES:
· For the second-consecutive game, DuPerry was the hosts’ lone repeat-hitter having gone 2-4 with a double in the losing effort
With the split, Saint Joseph’s is now 17-6 in the history of the series with Johnson & Wales University. The Monks and Wildcats have split doubleheaders in three-consecutive regular-season meetings.