Hartford, Conn. – Trinity College Baseball Head Coach Bryan Adamski (6th season) has announced his team's schedule for the upcoming 2019 season, which features the Bantams annual spring break trip, this year to Lexington, S.C. for the second year in a row, a pair of tournaments in front of their home crowd at Murren Family Field at DiBenedetto Stadium and 16 total home games. In total, the baseball team will take to the field 36 times, highlighted by 12 contests within the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East Division. Trinity finished last spring with an 18-15 record and finished in a three-way tie for second in the division with a 7-5 mark in conference play, but lost out on the tie-breaker, falling short of the post-season.
This year's squad will open the season with the first-ever Bantam Baseball Bonanza tournament, featuring MIT, Nichols, Southern Maine and Brockport State. The tournament features seven games on Trinity's home field, beginning on March 8 and stretching through March 10. MIT and Nichols kick things off on the 8th at 10 a.m. while the Bantams begin play on March 9 versus the University of Southern Maine, before a doubleheader the following day (3/10) featuring SUNY-Brockport and MIT.
A week later, the Bantams head south to Lexington, S.C. where they will play a total of six games from March 16th to the 20th as hosts of the Bantam Southern Classic. The squad kicks things off on the 16th versus Roger Williams at 2 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. game the following day versus Case Western Reserve (3/17). Trinity then plays a familiar face in Western New England on March 18th before a March 19th contest versus William Peace University. On March 20th, Trinity plays WNE again in the first game of a doubleheader, followed by SUNY-Oswego. After an off day for travel on the 21st, the Bantams stop in Lexington, Va. to face off against Washington & Lee (3/22) before returning home to New England.
Upon returning to New England, the Bantams remain on the road until April, with games at Salve Regina (3/26), at Wheaton (3/28), and their first NESCAC East series at Bowdoin, beginning on Friday, March 29th with a doubleheader the following day (3/30).
The Bantams begin the month of April with a mid-week contest at home versus Dean College (4/2) before hitting the road again. A non-conference battle versus Eastern Connecticut State on April 3 precedes the team's second divisional weekend series, this one at Bates (4/5-4/6). The team returns home to Hartford where they will host Williams on April 9th in a inter-divisional matchup before an April 10th billing at Nichols College. On April 12th, the Bantams welcome NESCAC East foe Colby to town for the first home divisional series of the spring. Trinity plays four home games the following week, versus Brandeis (4/16), Salve Regina (4/19) and twice versus Hamilton (4/20), before a road game on April 23rd at Western New England.
Trinity closes out its regular season schedule with a pivotal NESCAC East series versus rival Tufts University on the weekend of April 26-27 before a May 1st single game at home versus Union College. The Bantams conclude the regular season with their annual doubleheader versus in-state, NESCAC West foe Wesleyan University.