Johnson & Wales Sweeps Saint Joseph's, 10-9 & 2-1

Johnson & Wales Sweeps Saint Joseph's, 10-9 & 2-1

PROVIDENCE, RI – A dramatic comeback in game one and strong pitching performance in game two got the Johnson & Wales University baseball team a sweep of Saturday's doubleheader with Saint Joseph's College of Maine. JWU got a walk-off win in the opener, 10-9, then a 2-1 game two victory.


Saint Joseph's (Me.): 13-6, 0-2 GNAC

Johnson & Wales: 12-4, 4-0 GNAC

Statistical Leaders:

Joe Maracic (JWU); 4-5 3 RBI, 3 R (GM 1)

Rich Bourdeau (JWU): 3-4, 2 R (GM 1)

Greg Emanuelson (SJC): 2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI (GM 1)

Hunter Richardson (SJC): 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI (GM 1)

Of Note:

Trailing 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh, Joe Maracic got a one-out single. Tim Lombardi drew a walk then came around to score the winning run on a two-out double by Armani Henderson.

The Monks chased JWU starter James Smiegocki out of the game in the second inning after scoring four runs in both the first and second innings. Greg Emanuelson cranked a solo home run in the second.

With the help of numerous Saint Joseph's errors, the Wildcats were able to chip away at the SJC lead. The Monks committed five errors.

In the fourth, Lombardi singled in Colby Greenhalgh and Maracic after Greenhalgh reached on an error. Maracic scored again in the fifth when Retsyn Ootton's fly ball was dropped by the right fielder.

Rookie Dane DellaValle came on in the second for Smiegocki and kept the Monks at bay the rest game. He gave up one run on two hits for his third win of the year.

Game two was a pitcher's duel between JWU's Josh Mousseau and the Monks' Matt Bergeron. Mousseau got the victory, giving up one run on five hits with seven strikeouts. Bergeron only surrendered two runs on eight hits.

Lombardi drove in both runs for the Wildcats. Following Emanuelson's RBI single in the third, Lombardi blasted his first home run of the season. He scored Anthony Roman in the fifth with the game-winning run.

Up Next:

Saint Joseph's will play at Colby College on Tuesday in a non-conference tilt slated to begin at 4:00 PM.

The Wildcats are back in conference action Monday against Anna Maria in a 3 PM doubleheader. The game was postponed from Sunday due to inclement weather.­­­­






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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at