PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Fog rolled in and covered the outfield of Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletic Complex and the umpires called the game with Suffolk baseball trailing Johnson & Wales, 3-1. With five frames complete, the Wildcats picked up the winning decision Saturday evening.
SCORE: Suffolk 1 | Johnson & Wales 3
RECORDS: Suffolk (18-11-1, 11-1 GNAC) | Johnson & Wales (18-10, 8-2 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
A solo shot by Colby Greenhalgh broke open the scoring for the hosts in the home half of the third and an inning later the Wildcats padded their advantage with a pair of runs to put the Rams in a 3-0 hole.
Suffolk began to make up the ground in the fifth. With two outs, an error by JWU's shortstop Joe Maracic kept the inning alive and put Rich Gilbride on first. Suffolk's short moved over on Trevor Lee's single to center and came in on the Wildcats' second error of the inning to trim the margin to two, 3-1.
The Rams kept the Wildcats quiet in the fifth and looked to continue to comeback in the sixth, but the game entered a fog delay it never would come out of and the 3-1 decision stood in JWU's favor.
- Kevin Sinatra slipped to 4-2 on the season after giving up three runs on six hits and four walks with four strikeouts.
- James Smiegocki improved to 4-1 on the year after serving up 5.0 innings with no earned runs, three hits, one walk and seven punchouts.
- Suffolk's offense was kept to just three hits by Smiegocki. Blase Cormier was responsible for two hits, while Lee produced one.
- Gilbride scored the Rams' only run on the night.
- Cormier stole one base.
- Ben Isaak laid down one bunt.
Suffolk is back at home tomorrow when it welcomes Lasell to East Boston Memorial Park for Ferragamo Day. First pitch, following the ceremonial pitch by Suffolk alum and former Mutt Ralph Ferragamo, is set for 1 p.m.