Clermont, FL. – The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women's softball team were edged by Johnson & Wales University in their first game of the day on Wednesday morning.
The Badgers were led by Mary Richardson (Vernon, Vt.) who recorded a hit and was left on base in the second inning of play. The Wildcat's opened up play scoring three runs in the first inning. Kaitlin Boucher (Barre,Vt.) closed the inning catching a pop up in right center field.
Quickly the Wildcats retired the three out of the first four batters to earning batting rights in the bottom of the second. With the Wildcats still having hot bats as Meghan Gavin and Kayla Mckinnon both recorded doubles in the inning and the Wildcats drove in five runs. The Badgers eventually recorded the third out of the inning when Richardson made a diving play and threw the batter out at first.
The Badgers struggled to get into a rhythm offensively and were held hitless for the remainder of the game. The Wildcats recorded five runs in the third inning and recorded three more runs in the fourth inning to excel to a 16-0 win on the morning.
With the loss the Badgers fell to 0-5 and the Wildcats improve to 1-2.