Softball Splits Doubleheader Thanks to Extra-Inning Win Versus Endicott

Softball Splits Doubleheader Thanks to Extra-Inning Win Versus Endicott

Clermont, Fla. – The Trinity College softball team split a doubleheader versus Bay State foes Babson and Endicott on Monday at the Foundation Academy Sports Complex. In the opener, the Bantams fell to the Beavers, 3-2, and in game two Trinity scored a 5-4 extra-inning victory. With the split, the Bantams are now 2-4 this season.

In the opener, junior Hannah King (Kennebunk, Maine) was the tough-luck loser for Trinity, tossing six innings in the circle and allowing three runs while striking out five and surrendering just four hits. The Bantams opened the scoring in the top of the first as junior Erica Correa (Glen Rock, N.J.) ripped an RBI groundout to third that brought lead-off hitter Elizabeth McQuaid (Lowell, Mass.) charging home. Babson evened the score in the bottom of the second courtesy of an RBI double from left fielder Leslie Moore.  Trinity took back the lead in the top of the fifth as McQuaid laced an RBI groundout to second that scored first-year Katharine Haghdan (Pelham, N.H.). The Beavers responded in the bottom of the frame with two runs to take a 3-2 edge as Madison Dinaso hit an RBI triple and came around to score on a sac fly. In the top of the sixth, the Bantams had runners on second and third with one out, but Babson pitcher Meghan Hayes struck out the next two batters to get out of the jam. Trinity threatened again in the seventh, loading the bases with one out before seeing the rally come to an end with a game-ending double play.

With the score knotted at four in the top of the eighth inning of game two, senior Miranda Reindeau-Card (Bowdoinham, Maine) had an RBI groundout to shortstop that brought Haghdan home for the game-winning run. In the bottom of the stanza, King got out of a two-on one out jam to earn the victory. Trinity opened the scoring in the top of third with a pair of runs as McQuaid had an RBI single and first-year Erica Merullo (Lynnfield, Mass.) followed with an RBI double to centerfield. In the bottom half of the frame, the Gulls responded with two runs to tie the game at two and chase Trinity starting pitcher Rachael Smith (Winchester, Mass.) from the game. An inning later, the Bantams took advantage of an Endicott error and went back on top, 3-2. The Gulls were resilient and once again tied the contest in the bottom half of the frame. In the top of the fifth, Trinity took a one-run lead as Correa hit an RBI double that plated Merullo. Down to their final out, Endicott forced extra inning as right fielder Jess Linden hit an RBI single.

Trinity will have an off day on Tuesday and return to action on Wednesday, Mar. 18, with a doubleheader  versus St. Lawrence and Hamilton. The contest with the Saints gets underway at 9:00 a.m. and the tilt with the Continentals is slated for a 1:00 p.m. start.