Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Colby

Scott Cullinane '16 blasted a three-run home run in game one to propel the Bantams to a 7-0 victory
Scott Cullinane '16 blasted a three-run home run in game one to propel the Bantams to a 7-0 victory

Waterville, Maine - The Trinity College baseball team came from behind in game two against the Colby College Mules to complete the sweep of today's baseball doubleheader after cruising to a 7-0 win in game one. The Bantams improve to 9-11 overall and 4-2 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) while Colby falls to 5-12 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

Freshman 1B Johnny Stamatis (Ridgefield, Conn.) and sophomore RF Brendan Pierce (Hingham, Mass.) had back-to-back walks with one out for the Bantams in the first inning to get things going in game one. Senior 3B Daniel Pidgeon (Darien, Conn.) followed with an RBI single to plate Stamatis to put Trinity up 1-0. Senior co-captain C Scott Cullinane (East Greenwich, Conn.) followed by bashing a three-run home run to left field to give the Bantams a commanding 4-0 lead.

Senior CF Nick Pezzella (Worcester, Mass.) homered to left field on the second pitch of the fifth inning to push the Bantam lead to 5-0 before before an RBI double by Pidgeon and an RBI single by freshman SS Ben Reinisch (Troy, N.Y.) made it 7-0 in favor of Trinity.

Bantam sophomore P Anthony Egeln Jr. (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) had another great outing on the bump as he pitched a five-hit, complete game, shutout for Trinity with three strikeouts and just one walk. Egeln improves to 3-0 on the year with his second complete game shutout in as many starts.

Colby led 2-0 after three innings in game two after Andrew Della Volpe (Concord, Mass.) scored on an error and Tommy Forese (New Canaan, Conn.) smacked a solo home run to left field for the final Mule run.

Stamatis singled to lead off the fourth inning and moved to third base on an error before he scored later on a balk.

In a sixth inning where Colby threw two runners out at home, the Bantams did manage to tie the game at 2-2 as Pidgeon scored on an RBI single by Reinisch.

Pidgeon singled and moved to third on an outfield error with one out in the eighth inning which brought Cullinane to bat who reached on another Colby error to allow Pidgeon to score the eventual game-winning run. Cullinane later scored on a double by Reinisch.

Senior co-captain Sam Jordan (Sherborn, Mass.) worked three innings of relief to earn the Trinity victory after coming into the game in the fifth inning before he gave way to Pidgeon who went the final 1.2 innings for the save. Colby starter Brooks Parker (Weston, Mass.) allowed just three hits and one earned run in five innings.

Trinity returns to action on Tuesday, April 12, for a matchup at home against Norwich. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.