Softball Ends the Regular Season with a Doubleheader Sweep of Worcester State

Softball Ends the Regular Season with a Doubleheader Sweep of Worcester State

Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College softball team ended the 2015 regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Worcester State in non-conference action on Monday afternoon at Campus Field. The Bantams took the opener, 7-1, and won the finale, 9-1, in five innings. Trinity ends the year with an 8-24 record, while the Lancers move to 21-13 after seeing their two-game winning streak come to an end.

Junior pitcher Hannah King (Kennebunk, Maine) was stellar in the circle for the Bantams, as she tossed a pair of complete games and scattered just eight hits to go along with 19 strikeouts. In the opener, King matched a season-high with 14 strikeouts, fanning the side in both the third and seventh innings. Trinity got on the board first in the opener courtesy of an RBI single through the left side by first-year Katharine Haghdan (Pelham, N.H.) in the home half of the third. Worcester State wasted little time knotting the contest at one, as the Lancers evened it up the following half inning. With two runners in scoring position, freshman infielder Danielle Cacciola grounded out to second as catcher Courtney Salisbury came charging home to tie it at one. In the bottom of the sixth, the Bantams blew the game open with six runs on five hits. The big blows in the stanza came from first-year Alex Hnat (Ridgewood, N.J.) who had a single that scored two runs and classmate Paolo Otero (Lynn, Mass.) laced an RBI single off the centerfield wall.

In the second game, the hosts scored early and often, plating all nine of their runs in the first three innings. The Bantams scored two runs in the first inning as first-year Meaghan Race (Grand Rapids, Mich.) scored a wild pitch and Otero had an RBI single to left field. In the second stanza, Trinity scored four runs thanks to an RBI single by Race and a three-run home run to center field by junior outfielder Erica Quinones (Trumbull, Conn.).  A frame later, the Bantams capped their scoring for the afternoon as Race, first-year Michelle Treglia (Fairfield, Conn.) and King all had RBI singles. In the top of the fifth, Worcester State got on the board as junior Marissa Avanzato hit an RBI infield with runners on second and third.