JU Invitational Cut Short By Rain, Dolphins Manage to Win Two


Following an opening 7-0 loss to South Alabama in the JU Invitational, the Dolphins bounced back to defeat Seton Hall 10-2 and didn’t drop another game the rest of the weekend.
Cecile Gomez struck out nine batters, a season-best, while allowing just two runs on two hits in her five innings of work, earning her fourth victory of the young season.
Jacey Warner and Codi Kelly each drove in two runs while Sarah Simon added two hits and Karson Tuck blasted a solo home run setting up the Dolphins big fifth inning.
“I loved how we responded after the loss,” head coach Ali Higgs said. “Our team had a good attack throughout the second game and Cecile was excellent in the circle. Hopefully, we can use this momentum for more wins tomorrow.”
JU came out swinging on Saturday as they defeated Delaware 8-2. Warner and Tuck each drove in two runs setting up the victory. Emily Sanchez finished the day 3-4 with an RBI.
Dale Tillman earned the victory going 4 1/3 innings allowing two runs on six hits. Gomez came in and went 2 1/3 scoreless to earn the save, the first of her career.
JU worked their way out to a 3-2 lead over Mount Saint Mary’s in the night-cap. The game was called due to rain in the bottom of the second. It will be resumed on Tuesday from the beginning.
The final day of play was cancelled due to storms rolling through the Jacksonville area.
The Dolphins (10-4) will then travel to Boca Raton for the FAU Tournament this weekend.