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EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Thunderstorms delayed the Johnson & Wales University softball team's NCAA Tournament game by a day, but it couldn't keep the Wildcats' season alive. Johnson & Wales was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament, 4-0, by Moravian on Sunday.
Johnson & Wales concludes the year in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth year in a row and the program's third-straight 30-win season. JWU ends the year with a 32-13 record while the Greyhounds improved to 34-6 and face Salisbury in the regional final.
The game was halted on Saturday in the bottom of the third by thunderstorms.
Moravian broke the game open with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Kat Spilman had an RBI double and Janae Matos followed with single to score a run. JWU starter Jennifer Corona was saddled with the loss.
Moravian senior Josie Novak started the game in the circle and scattered two hits to go with a career-high and school record 17 strikeouts. Novak struck out 11 of the 13 batters she faced on Sunday after the game resumed.
The 2019 season will be a rebuilding process for head coach Kim Camara-Harvey as she loses five starters off this year's team, including Corona – the program's all-time leader in wins and innings pitched.
Information Provided by JWU, MORAVIAN Athletics Communications.