St. John's tops Holy Cross, 8-0
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The St. John’s softball team extended its winning streak to three on a walk-off, two-run double by Gretchen Bowie to defeat Holy Cross, 8-0, in five innings at the St. John’s Invitational on Sunday.

In the fifth frame, the Red Storm registered four straight hits to start the inning before Bowie ended the game. Freshman Kamryn Tiumalu drove in her third run of the afternoon on a bases-loaded single to set up Bowie for the walk-off two-bagger. The New Jersey native knocked in her 98th and 99th career runs to enforce the run rule.

Angela Saric locked down the Crusaders, allowing just one hit in five innings of work with four strikeouts. She retired the side in order on three occasions, including the first two innings, to pick up her fourth win of the season.

Between the scoreless second and fourth frames, the Johnnies posted a four-run third, starting with a two-run homer by Marissa Rizzi. The junior first baseman remained hot in Sunday’s matchup, delivering her third home run of the weekend and eighth of the season to extend the Johnnies’ lead, 3-0.

Rizzi posted a .700/.786/1.600 slash line with six RBIs and five runs scored in four games.

St. John’s tagged Holy Cross with three runs in the final inning to enforce the run rule with an 8-0 victory.

The Red Storm will remain at home for the Big East opener next weekend, as the Johnnies take on Providence in a three-game series.

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