Softball Splits Doubleheader Versus In-State Foe Coast Guard

Softball Splits Doubleheader Versus In-State Foe Coast Guard

Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College softball team split a non-conference doubleheader versus in-state rival Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday afternoon at Campus Field. The Bantams erased a four-run deficit in the opener to score a 12-4 victory in six innings, while the Bears took game two, 6-3. Trinity is now 6-16 overall following the split and Coast Guard moves to 12-14 on the year.

In game one, the visitors got on the board early, plating four runs in the top of the first. The big blow in the opening frame was a three-run home run by junior Hannah Ingerson. Junior shortstop Morgan Kingston added the other RBI for Coast Guard in the stanza as she had a run-scoring single. Trinity cut into the Coast Guard lead with a run in both the third and fourth innings. Senior Bianca Brenz (Lawrence, Mass.) got the Bantams on the board with an RBI double down the left field line that brought junior Elizabeth McQuaid (Lowell, Mass.) racing home. Trinity made it a two-run game an inning later as sophomore Olivia DeJoie (Lynn, Mass.) had an RBI single to right. In the fifth inning, the Bantams came back to tie the game and take a big lead as they erupted for eight runs on eight hits. First-year Michelle Treglia (Fairfield, Conn.) had a single that scored two runs in the frame and five other Bantams had RBIs in the innings as Trinity took a 10-4 lead. An inning later, DeJoie had a walk-off double that scored two runs. Overall, six different Bantams recorded multi-hit games as Trinity smacked a season-high 16 hits. In the circle, junior Hannah King (Kennbunk, Maine) went the distance and struck out five to earn her fifth win of the spring.

In the second game, it was Trinity that jumped out to an early advantage and Coast Guard that took back lead with a big inning. The Bantams got on the board first as first-year Alex Hnat (Ridegewood, N.J.) reached on a fielder's choice and McQuaid came charging home for the first run of the game. In the top of the fourth, the Bears took advantage of four walks by Bantam starter Rachael Smith (Winchester, Mass.) registering a pair of hits to push across four runs. Trinity made it a one-run game in the home half of the fifth courtesy of two run home run to left center by first-year catcher Paolo Otero (Lynn, Mass.). In the top of the seventh, Coast Guard stretched its lead back to three as first-year outfielder Emma Hvozdovich hit a two-run homer to left. In the bottom of the seventh, Trinity loaded the bases courtesy of a single and a pair of two-out walks. Coast Guard pitcher Sarah Sorenson was able to get out of the jam as she induced a game-ending groundout. In the circle, Sorenson tossed a complete game to earn her 12th win of the year, while Smith the tough-luck loser as she went 6.2 innings and scattered six hits and allowed six runs.

Trinity returns to action this weekend, April, 17-18, with a three-game New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East Division series at home versus nationally-ranked Tufts.