King Dominant as Softball Wins Pair in Florida

King Dominant as Softball Wins Pair in Florida

Clermont, Fla.  – Rookie pitcher Hannah King (Kennebunk, Me.) allowed just one run in 12 innings of work as the Trinity College Bantams topped William Paterson College, 7-1, and New England College, 13-0, in softball action today at the United States Training Center.  Trinity improves to 3-1 with their second and third straight wins on their annual spring training Florida trip.

King’s strong day on the mound was highlighted by a five-inning two-hit shutout in just her fourth career collegiate start, coming against New England College.  The first six outs recorded in the game were by way of the strikeout, and King went on to finish the game with eleven strikeouts. 

In the earlier game, King was one out away from a seven-inning shutout, until William Paterson sophomore Keanna Ross (Pine Hill, N.J.) picked up a two-out pinch hit RBI single to plate teammate Kelsey Wimmershoff (Park Ridge, N.J.), who had started the inning with a pinch hit single.  The top of the Trinity lineup had already put the game out of reach, as the top four batters in the lineup scored seven Trinity runs throughout the game. 

Senior co-captain Caroline Blanchard (Norwich, Conn.) and Erica Correia (Glen Rock, N.J.) picked up five hits apiece in the doubleheader, including a triple and two doubles, while junior Abigail Ostrom (Carlisle, Mass.) recorded four hits and two walks in seven plate appearances, scoring six runs to lead the Trinity offense.  Correia knocked in five RBI, and hit two doubles today.

Trinity returns to action at 9 a.m. in a game vs. Calvin in Florida.  Game updates will be provided at  Follow @BantamSports on Twitter.