Providence, R.I. – The Albertus Magnus College softball team saw its season come to a close on Tuesday afternoon at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletic Complex as the Falcons fell to Johnson & Wales University by a score of 2-0 in the first round of the 2019 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Softball Tournament.
FINAL: #3 Johnson & Wales 2 | #4 Albertus Magnus 0
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (19-17) | Johnson & Wales (21-18)
GNAC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
With the victory, the Wildcats advance to the double elimination portion of the GNAC Tournament and will face Saint Joseph's (Conn.) on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
After two scoreless inning, Johnson & Wales struck first scoring its first run of the day following an RBI single to left from Ally Mishol.
Two innings later, Meghan Gavin started the fifth with a single through the left side before a single up the middle from Summer Ramundo allowed Gavin to advance to third. With two outs, Gavin crossed home plate on a Devin Scales' pinch hit sacrifice fly, giving the Wildcats a two-run cushion.
The Falcons had their chances in both the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. In the top of the fifth, Johnson & Wales Kristin Frost got Madison LaBossiere (Griswold, Conn.) to strikeout with runners on second and third. Albertus had a runner on third with one out in the sixth, but Frost induced a pop up then struck out Marissa Guglielmi (Branford, Conn.) to end the inning.
- Frost earned the win on the mound and improved to 9-4 on the year. She struck out 11 batters while only surrendering four hits.
- Albertus was held to only four hits – Jess Stettinger (East Haven, Conn.), Laura Anderson (East Haven, Conn.), Kristin Cunning (Hoboken, N.J.) and Madison Murphy (Milford, Conn.) - on the afternoon.
- Megan Antaya led the hosts with two hits while seven different Wildcats added a hit each.
- L. Anderson suffered the loss on the mound allowing two runs on nine hits while striking out four over 6.0 innings.