Hempstead, NY The New York Juggernaut finished up a four-game sweep of Venezuela with a 2-1 win on a beautiful afternoon at Hofstra University Softball Stadium. Peaches James had nine strikeouts and allowed five hits in the circle for New York. Alicia Smith led the offense going two for two with a sac and two RBIs. Jodie Cox finished the day two for three with a run scored.
The game was scoreless until the fourth inning. Trena Peel led off the inning with an infield single. Jodie Cox followed with another bunt single through the infield. Peel tried to score on the play but was thrown out at home by Venezuelan right fielder Nidia Pineda. With Cox advancing to second on the throw home, Alicia Smith came through with an RBI single to left field to break the tie. Mariangee Bogado came on in relief for Venezuela to get Jackie Pasquerella to fly out to right field with the bases loaded to end the inning.
The Juggernaut added an insurance run in the fifth inning. Smith tallied her second RBI on the day with a liner into center to score Peel from second. Venezuela got on the board in the sixth inning when Ruby Rojas managed an RBI double to score Maria Soto with two outs. James shut the door after giving up the run with her ninth strikeout on the day.
The NY Juggernaut continues the home stand on Wednesday, June 8th when they host the New England Riptide at 7:00 p.m. Come out to the stadium for a fun time for all. For more information on the New York Juggernaut or for tickets, please call 631-385-1634 or visit the Juggernaut online at www.nynjjuggernaut.com.
Score by Innings R H E
Venezuela 000 001 0 - 1 5 0
NY Juggernaut 000 110 X - 2 7 2