Waterville, Maine - The visiting Trinity College scored twice in the top of the 11th inning to pull out a 6-4 victory over the Colby College Mules and also won the opener by a 7-1 score in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East Division softball action this afternoon at Crafts Field. Trinity swept the three-game series and moved to 11-16 overall and 4-5 in the conference, while the Mules fell to 8-14 overall and 2-7 in league play. Despite the sweep, which included a 1-0 win yesterday, Trinity was eliminated from contention for the post-season due to a similar sweep by Bowdoin against Bates this weekend.
Freshman RHP Hannah King (Kennebunk, Maine), also yesterday's 1-0 winner, earned the victory in both games for the Bantams today. She tossed a complete game in the opener and the entered the game in the first inning of the nightcap, totaling 25 innings and allowing five runs for the weekend. In the opener, the Bantams scored twice in the first inning and put the game away with five runs in the seventh. Junior Abby Ostrom's (Carlisle, Mass.) two-run homer brought in senior tri-captain SS Caroline Blanchard (Norwich, Conn.) in the first inning. The Bantams had six hits and a walk in the seventh inning to score the five runs.
In the top of the 11th inning of the second game, Ostrom had a two-out double and scored on a single by rookie 3B Erica Correa (Glen Rick, N.J.), who went to second on the throw. Trinity senior tri-captain 1B Kerry McCarthy (Andover, Mass.) added another single to drive in Correa. The Bantams scored an unearned run in the first inning when junior tri-captain CF Christina Galese (Fairfield, N.J.) reached on an error, moved to third on a double by Ostrom, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Correa.
The Mules had two runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead. Meaghan Lewia led off with a double and scored on a single by Emily Schatz, who then came in on a single by Brianne Wheeler.The Bantams tied the game in the third when Caroline Blanchard was hit by a pitch and later scored on a single by Ostrom. The Mules, though, went ahead again in the bottom of the inning when Lauren Becker led off with a single, moved to second on a sac bunt by Schatz, and scored on Wheeler's single.
Trinity took the lead at 4-3 with two runs in the top of the sixth inning. Junior Claire Prosperi (Northbrook, Ill.) had a two-out, pinch-hit single to start it off. Blanchard smacked a triple to drive Prosperi in and tie the game. Galese followed with a triple of her own for a 4-3 lead. Carylanne Wolfington had a two-out double in the bottom of the seventh inning, moved to third on a wild pitch, and then tied the game on another wild pitch.