Lexington, S.C.: Trinity Baseball was held to one run, as the Case Western Reserve offense recorded three runs against Trinity starter Erik Mohl (Milton, Mass.) to capture their third win against the opposing Bantams this week in South Carolina. The Bantams fall to 2-4, while the Spartans improve to 10-1 with their 8th consecutive win. The Trinity College Bantams will host the Eastern Connecticut State Warriors in their home opener on Tuesday, March 20th at 4p.m.
Mohl, a southpaw, countered lefty Casey McConihe with a solid performance, allowing seven hits and striking out five in 4.1 innings of work. McConihe also pitched 4.1 innings allowing only four hits, including two singles in the second inning from Trinity seniors Cooper Mooney (Southbury, Conn.) and Matt Toth (New Canaan, Conn.). Sophomore Alex Shafer (Baltimore, Md.) pitched the remaining 4.2 innings for the Bantams, allowing just two hits and no runs.
Trinity took advantage of a Case Western Reserve error to score their only run of the game in the 7th inning as junior Geoff Stillman (Scituate, Mass.) struck out, but reached first on a muffled throw. Sophomore 3B Matt Koperniak (Adams, Mass.) singled to right field, sending the speedy 6'4" center fielder, Stillman to third. Junior Johnny Stamatis (Ridgefield, Conn.) hit a deep sacrifice fly to center field to record the only Bantam RBI of the game.
The Bantam offense had opportunities, collecting ten hits and five walks, but left 12 runners on base. Koperniak went three for five, and seniors Mooney and Toth went two for four and two for three, respectively, to account for half of the team's hits. Sophomore Alex Rodriguez (South Windsor, Conn.) also had two timely singles in the 7th spot in the lineup, as well as captain Christian Orsini (Livingston, N.J.) who returned to the line up today as a designated hitter and recorded a single to left field.