Hartford, Conn. – Trinity Sophomore Hannah King (Kennebunk, Maine) picked up two wins against Colby on Saturday afternoon in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East Division softball action as the Bantams completed a three-game sweep of the Mules. Trinity blanked the Colby in both contests, taking the opener, 2-0, and the finale, 5-0. The Bantams improve to 9-16 overall and close out conference play 7-5, while Colby dropped to 1-7 in the league and 5-15 on the year.
Trinity is still in the postseason hunt as Bowdoin sits at 5-3 and second in the division with four games remaining in conference play. The Polar Bears hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Bantams having won two of the three games between the teams this season.
In the first game on Saturday, King was dominant, tossing a complete game shutout, while scattering five hits and striking out six. King retired the side in order three times in the game and allowed more than one hit in an inning just once. In the circle for the Mules was Aimee Polimeno (North Woodstock, N.H.). Polimeno also went the distance allowing just two runs and surrendering only three hits to go along with five strikeouts.
The Bantams opened the scoring in the bottom of the fourth as Abigail Ostrom (Carlisle, Mass.) hit a one-out double and advanced to third on a wild pitch. In the ensuing at-bat, Erica Correa (Glen Rock, N.J.) hit a sac fly to center that brought Ostrom charging home. Trinity added an insurance run an inning later as senior Claire Prosperi (Northbrook, Ill.) smacked a pinch-hit solo homerun to left center. The bomb was Prosperi's first of the season and it came as the team was celebrating senior day. Down the stretch, King got her way out of jams in both the sixth and seventh to preserve the victory.
In the second game, freshman Lily Jewell (Carlisle, Mass.) got the start for the Bantams and went 3.1 innings allowing four hits and no runs. King came on in relief and tossed a scoreless 3.2 innings to earn her third triumph of the weekend. Megan Michie (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) was the tough-luck loser for the Mules going 5.1 innings and allowing five runs and striking out six hitters.
Offensively, the bottom of the lineup led the way for Trinity as Miranda Riendeau-Card (Bowdoinham, Maine) went 3-for-3 in the eighth spot with two runs scored and Sarah Reynolds (Moraga, Calif.) went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Correa and Christina Galese (Fairfield, N.J.) each had multi-hit games for the Bantams as well. Galese hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the first to open the scoring and added a double that plated a pair of runs in the home half of the sixth.
Seven different Colby batters had hits in the second game as Mules were unable to push any runs across. The Mules left 13 runners on base, including leaving the bases loaded in the second and the fourth and two runners on in the first, third and seventh.