Clermont, Fla. – The Trinity College Bantams suffered a 9-2 loss to Wisconsin-Stout before ending their spring Florida trip with a 13-0 shutout of D’Youville College in softball action this evening at the U.S. National Training Center. Trinity will head back north with a 7-3 record.
Erin Moss, the leadoff batter for Wisc.-Stout singled and scored to give her team a quick 1-0 lead. Trinity answered in the bottom half of the inning, as junior Abigail Ostrom (Carlisle, Mass.) and first-year Erica Correia (Glen Rock, N.J.) picked up hits, and were forced home by walks later in the inning, forcing Stout starter Laura Vanderhoof from the game after five of the first six Bantams reached base. Stout rookie Tori Workman came in for relief and stymied the Trinity offense the rest of the way, going 6.2 innings without allowing an earned run.
Stout knocked in two runs in both the third and fourth, then tacked on three in the sixth and another in the seventh, finishing the game with 14 hits. Moss reached base five times in the game for Stout, who handed Trinity just their third loss in their ten-game Florida schedule. Trinity had to regroup for their second game of the eveing, against D’Youville, and Trinity came back swinging.
The Bantams got a 1-0 jump when Correia knocked in first-year Elizabeth McQuaid (Lowell, Mass.) with a single. A key outfield assist by Trinity junior centerfielder Christina Galese (Fairfield, N.J.) helped Trinity first-year starter Hannah King (Kennebunk, Me.) escape with no damage in the bottom half of the first. After a scoreless second inning, Trinity exploded in the third with six runs on seven hits. Senior co-captain Kerry McCarthy (Andover, Mass.) delivered a big blow with a two-RBI triple, then scored on a single by senior Amelia Mostovoy (San Francisco, Calif.) to put Trinity on top, 7-0.
Trinity, who batted around the order twice in the game, added two more runs in the fourth inning, and four in the fifth, and King retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, striking out the final two batters, to give Trinity an innings-shortened complete game three-hitter to end the trip. Four players recorded multi-hit games for the Bantams, who rung up 13 hits in the game.