“Of course it’s great to get that first win, but it’s really more important for the team to get on the board with a win,” coach Guerriero said. “The girls are playing hard and tough and it was good to see their efforts result in a win.”
Rookie Angela Saric tossed her first collegiate complete game, a three-run, four-strikeout effort over seven innings of work.
St. John’s (2-3) remains undefeated against the Wildcats, going 5-0 since 1998.
The team closed out its opening weekend with a 4-3 victory over Virginia at the FAU “First Pitch” Classic Sunday morning after dropping two contests on Friday
“I thought we played hard, overcame a few miscues and came up with some timely hitting and clutch pitching,” Guerriero said.
Amelia Ditolvo led the way for the Red Storm, registering a 2-for-2 outing with an RBI and a run. She leads the Johnnies with four RBIs through five games.
Right-hander Madison Morris tossed a complete game in her first win of the season after picking up a no-decision in her career-high 15-strikeout performance against Florida Atlantic Friday evening.
The Red Storm continues its road trip next weekend as they head to the Gamecock Invitational hosted by South Carolina on February 15.