Softball Splits First Doubleheader of the Spring in Florida

Softball Splits First Doubleheader of the Spring in Florida

Winter Garden, Fla. – The Trinity College softball team opened the 2015 spring season with a split of doubleheader versus Benedictine and Lake Forest on Saturday morning at the Foundation Academy Sports Complex. In the opener, the Bantams fell 4-0 to Lake Forest and capped their first day of play in the Sunshine State by erasing an early 2-0 deficit en route to a 3-2 victory versus Benedictine.

In the opener versus the Foresters, junior Hannah King (Kennebunk, Maine) was the tough-luck loser for Trinity as she went the distance and allowed just one earned run while scattering five hits and striking out 12 batters. In the circle for Lake Forest, Jessi Werner tossed a complete game shutout, striking out seven hitters to earn his fifth win of the spring. The Foresters got on the board with a pair of runs in the third as an error in the outfield plated the first run of the game and the second run came around to score on a sacrifice bunt. An inning later, Lake Forest built their lead to four following an RBI triple and a throwing error. Trinity had its chances in the contest, leaving two runners on base in the first, fourth and fifth innings. The Bantams had runners on first and second with one out in the fourth, but Werner got out of the jam forcing a pop out and a fly out. Junior 3B Erica Correa (Glen Rock, N.J.) led the offensive charge for Trinity, going 2-for-3. The other three Bantam hits came from first-years Meaghan Race (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Paolo Otero (Lynn, Mass.) and Cassia Armstrong (Vancouver, British Columbia).

In the second game of the day, first-year pitcher Rachael Smith (Winchester, Mass.) was impressive in her collegiate debut, going four innings and allowing just two earned runs to earn the victory. King was dominant in relief for the Bantams striking out one and allowing just two hits in three innings of work to register the save. Benedictine opened the scoring in the bottom of the first as a two-out triple brought home their leadoff hitter. In the third, the home stretch their lead to two with a two-out run-scoring hit once again. In the top of the fourth, junior Erica Quinones (Trumbull, Conn.) put the Bantams on the board with an RBI double. Trinity took the lead for good an inning later as junior Elizabeth McQuaid (Lowell, Mass.) and Correa each laced RBI singles.