Hartford, Conn. – First-year OF Cassia Armstrong (Vancouver, British Columbia) went 2-for-4 with two runs, a double, and RBI, as the Trinity College Bantams used a six-run, sixth inning to defeat the Colby College Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East Division softball action this afternoon. Trinity improves to 5-10 overall and 2-1 in the NESCAC East, while the Mules fall to 5-9 overall and 1-2 in the division. The Bantams, which won yesterday, 7-5, and lost, 10-4, played all three games of the series as the visiting team, as it was moved to Hartford from Maine due to snow.
With Trinity trailing, 5-0, Bantam first-year C Paola Otero (Lynn, Mass.) began the sixth inning with a walk and four consecutive singles including a two-run pinch-hit single by sophomore Kathleen Meersman (Chicago, Ill.) put the score at 5-3. Trinity singled three more times with two out including a game-tying RBI hit by junior Erica Quinones (Trumbull, Conn.) and a the game-winning base knock by Otero. The Bantams added an insurance run in the top of the seventh frame on Armstrong’s double, a single by sophomore Victoria Baez (Tuckahoe, N.Y.), and a fielder’s choice.
Colby had scored in the first and second innings and opened up a 5-0 lead with three runs in the fourth frame off Bantam junior starter Hannah King (Kennebunk, Maine). Senior Meaghan Lewia (Wells, Maine) homered in the first and delivered an RBI double in the second inning for Colby, while the Mules scored once on an error and twice on a two-out double by sophomore Grace Farnkoff (Scarborough, Maine) in the fourth.
King gave up three earned runs and yielded 10 hits but just one after the fourth inning with two walks and nine strikeouts to earn a complete-game victory in the circle. Senior Megan Michie (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) took the loss for the Mules, allowing six hits and five runs with two walks and four K’s. Senior 2B Miranda Riendeau-Card (Bowdoinham, Maine) was also 2-for-4 for the Bantam offense, while sophomore Katie McLaughlin (Glenburn, Maine) joined McLaughlin with two Mule hits.