March 30, 2016



Providence, R.I.Senior catcher Kristin Solari (Old Bridge, NJ) went 9-for-9 with five runs scored, four RBI and two triples as Johnson & Wales swept a doubleheader from Rhode Island College at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex on Wednesday afternoon.


Johnson & Wales (10-3) won game one, 19-2 (five innings), and then downed the Anchorwomen (8-6), 13-4 (five innings) in the nightcap.


The visitors jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first in the opener and never looked back. JWU tacked on seven runs in the second and a whopping eight more in the fourth to end the game early via the eight-run rule.


Five Wildcats had three or more hits in the win. Solari went 5-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI. Junior Emily Schaper (Pompton Lakes, NJ) went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI.


JWU sophomore pitcher Jennifer Corona (Middle Island, NY) picked up the win, allowing just one run on three hits in four innings of work. RIC senior starter  Katelyn McCaughey (Warwick, RI) took the loss (4-1), allowing four runs on four hits in one inning.



 Sophomore shortstop Nicole Venturini


The Wildcats picked up right where they left off in the nightcap, building a 9-0 lead through the first four innings. Junior first baseman Emily Gorecki (Bremerton, WA) homered in both the first and third innings, smacking a pair of two-run shots.


Solari went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Gorecki went 2-for-4 with five RBI and two runs scored. Sophomore pitcher Alex Fantasia (Framingham, MA) picked up the win (2-0), allowing four runs on seven hits to go along with two strikeouts.


RIC sophomore shortstop Nicole Venturini (North Scituate, RI) went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Junior pitcher Lauren DiScuillo (East Providence, RI) took the loss (1-3).


The Wildcats scored 32 runs on 35 hits, to go along with five doubles, four triples and two homers in the twinbill. Nine JWU players notched multiple hits on the day, while three had four or more knocks. Johnson & Wales also left 16 runners on base.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open Little East Conference play with a doubleheader at home against Southern Maine on Saturday, April 2 (1 p.m.).