Waterville, Maine - Trinity College Bantam first-year pitcher Hannah King (Kennebunk, Maine) and Colby College Mule hurler Megan Michie (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) put on a duel at Crafts Field, with an error hurting the Mules as the Bantams took a 1-0 victory in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East Division softball action this afternoon. Trinity moves to 9-16 overall and 2-5 in the conference, while the Mules drop to 8-12 overall and 2-5 in the league. The two teams will play again at Crafts Field in a doubleheader at noon Saturday.
King allowed just one hit, struck out three, and walked one in her complete game. Michie took the tough loss without allowing an earned run, gave up just two hits, struck out four, and walked four. Trinity senior tri-captain 1B Kerry McCarthy (Andover, Mass.) led off the fourth inning with a single, moved to second on an outfield error, took third on a sacrifice bunt by junior Olivia Berry (Quincy, Mass.), and scored on an RBI groundout to third by sophomore 2B Miranda Riendeau-Card (Bowdoinham, Maine).
Both pitchers were strong as the game wore on and both helped themselves with their defense, with Michie getting a putout and two assists in the fifth inning. In the Colby sixth, King nabbed a line shot, had an assist on a grounder back to the mound, and registered a strikeout. Trinity junior C Abigail Ostrom (Carlisle, Mass.) had Trinity's other hit, while freshman 3B Erica Correa (Glen Rock, N.J.) walked twice. Lauren Becker (Falls Church, Va.) had Colby's lone hit, a single in the second inning, and had the walk in the fifth inning.