LAKEWOOD, N.J. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) softball team (20-27) was eliminated from the CACC Tournament on Saturday morning, dropping a 3-0 decision to Wilmington (Del.). The Wildcats went on to win the conference title with a pair of victories over Georgian Court, 4-2 and 5-4 in nine innings.
It was a pitching duel early as the teams combined for just three baserunners in the first three innings. Wilmington broke through for a pair of runs in the fourth on a two-run double.
In the sixth, Jefferson got the first two batters on base with two singles. However, the Wildcats were able to turn a double play and induce a groundout to end the frame. They then started the bottom half with a home run to make it a 3-0 game. Wilmington retired the Rams in order in the seventh to secure the win. The Wildcats allowed just four hits.