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Trinity Baseball Weekly Preview: Yale, Gordon & Bowdoin

Trinity Baseball Weekly Preview: Yale, Gordon & Bowdoin

Trinity Baseball Weekly Preview

This Week:
Trinity dropped two of three games in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East Division series versus Tufts at home last weekend. The Bantams scored a 7-6 victory in the second game of the series against the Jumbos. This week, Trinity will have a pair of midweek road contests at Division I foe Yale and Gordon before traveling to Bowdoin for a three-game set this weekend.

Match-up:
Trinity (10-9)
at Yale (9-18)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
Yale Field
New Haven, Conn.

Live Stats: Click Here (all links will become active at the start of the contest)

Versus the Bulldogs: Tuesday's game will mark the first meeting between the two teams since 1978.

Match-up:
Trinity (10-9)
at Gordon (7-12)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
J. Tec White Field
Wenham, Mass.

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Match-up: (NESCAC East Division Three-Game Series)
Trinity (10-9, 2-4)
at Bowdoin (8-13, 2-3)
Pickard Field
Brunswick, Maine
Game One: Friday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Game Two: Saturday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m.
Game Three: Saturday, April 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Last Year Versus the Polar Bears: Bowdoin took two out of three games in Hartford to open NESCAC East Division play last season. The Polar Bears spoiled the Bantams home opener with a 4-2 win in game one. Trinity scored a 4-3 win in the series finale as Bryan Wolfe went 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs and Carson Kenney added an RBI single as well.

Game Notes:
- In the series versus Tufts, first-year designated hitter Matthew Toth hit ,400 with a run scored and a double. First-year outfielder Brendan Pierce continued his impressive play, going 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and three runs scored in the three-game series. Coming out of the bullpen, senior Daniel Pidgeon was effective for the Bantams late in games. The hard-throwing reliever made two appearances and struck out a pair of batters in 4.1 innings of work.
- Trinity is hitting .265 as a team with a .342 on-base percentage and a .352 slugging percentage. The Bantams have hit four home runs, three triples and 33 doubles this season. Opponents are batting .283 against Trinity this season with a .363 on-base percentage and a .382 slugging percentage.
- On the mound, the Bantams have combined for a 4.23 earned run average in 155.1 innings of work. Trinity has struck out 127 batters this spring and two different Bantams have tossed complete games this spring. Trinity has three starting pitchers with sub-3.00 ERAs, including freshman Nicholas Fusco with a team-best 2.18. Junior reliever Sam Jordan has a team-high three wins and has not allowed and earned run in 9.2 innings of work.
- Offensively, Pierce leads the team with a .462 batting average, a .548 on-base percentage and a .654 slugging percentage. The first-year also has a team-high 24 hits and seven doubles. He is tied with senior second basemen Connor Sullivan for the team lead in RBIs with eight. Five other players are hitting over .300 for Trinity, including Toth at .341.