Middletown, Conn. - The visiting Trinity College Bantams were swept, 5/6-3/3, in a softball doubleheader against the Wesleyan University Cardinals this afternoon. Trinity falls to 8-16, while Wesleyan improves to 22-6.
Sophomore Jill Gately got Wesleyan's offense in gear in the first game, lining a three run homer over the left-center field fence to knot the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the third. Trinity had just taken a 3-0 lead in the top of the frame when junior Christina Galese (Fairfield, N.J.) hit a towering shot to left that just cleared the fence by a few feet with two teammates on base. Galese had a single and a double in the game as well, accounting for three of Trinity's six hits off freshman pitcher Su Pardo, who racked up 12 strikeouts en route to her 10th win of the year without a loss. Wesleyan took the lead in the bottom of the fifth when senior Tori Redding, who reached on an error, scored on a second error. Trinity had four miscues in the game as four of Wesleyan five runs were unearned off freshman hurler Hannah King (Kennebunk, Maine), who gave up just five hits. Wesleyan added an insurance run in the sixth when senior Matti Peters got her second hit of the game with a ground ball down the left-field line to score junior Amy Lindland, who led off with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt.
Wesleyan jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second game as Gately drove in her fourth run of the twinbill with a hard grounder to third base for an RBI single in the 1st. Three more Cardinals scored in the second as senior Allee Beatty doubled in a pair, then later scored on a throwing error. Trinity got all three of its runs off junior pitcher Laura Getchell in the third as senior Caroline Blanchard (Norwich, Conn.) knocked in a pair with a single to right and the Bantams made it 4-3 on a fielder's choice infield grounder by freshman Erica Correia (Glen Rock, N.J.) for an RBI. A Beatty triple to right drove in a run, and Beatty trotted home on a passed ball for the final run of the game in the 4th. Trinity got a pair of runners on in the seventh, as junior Olivia Berry (Quincy, Mass.) and senior Amelia Mostovoy (San Francisco, Calif.) singled before Wesleyan pitched out of the jam.