Trinity takes two games from Mules in softball

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 20, 2013
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Emily Schatz (Dustin Satloff Photography)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Trinity College scored twice in the top of the 11th inning to pull out a 6-4 victory over Colby College and also won the opener by a 7-1 score in NESCAC East softball on Saturday at Crafts Field.

Trinity swept the three-game series and moved to 11-16 overall and 4-5 in the conference, while the Mules fell to 8-14 overall and 2-7 in league play.

Hannah King earned the victory in both games for the Bantams. She tossed a complete game in the opener and the entered the game in the first inning of the nightcap.

In the second game, Abby Ostrom had a two-out double and scored on a single by Erica Correa, who went to second on the throw. Kerry McCarthy added another single to drive in Correa.

The Bantams scored an unearned run in the first inning when Christina Galese reached on an error, moved to third on a double by Ostrom, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Correa.

The Mules had two runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead. Meaghan Lewia led off with a double and scored on a single by Emily Schatz, who then came in on a single by Brianne Wheeler.

The Bantams tied the game in the third when Caroline Blanchard was hit by a pitch and later scored on a single by Ostrom. The Mules, though, went ahead again in the bottom of the inning when Lauren Becker led off with a single, moved to second on a sac bunt by Schatz, and scored on Wheeler's single.

Trinity took the lead at 4-3 with two runs in the top of the sixth inning. Claire Prosperi had a two-out, pinch-hit single to start it off. Blanchard smacked a triple to drive Prosperi in and tie the game. Galese followed with a triple of her own for a 4-3 lead.

Carylanne Wolfington had a two-out double in the bottom of the seventh inning, moved to third on a wild pitch, and then tied the game on another wild pitch.

In the opener, the Bantams scored twice in the first inning and put the game away with five runs in the seventh. Ostrom's two-run homer brought in Blanchard in the first inning. The Bantams had six hits and a walk in the seventh inning to score the five runs.

Trinity 7, Colby 1
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Colby 000#000#1---1#4#1
Hannah King (W) and Abby Ostrom; Aimee Polimeno (L), Megan Michie (7) and Carylanne Wolfington. HR: Abby Ostrom (T).

Trinity 6, Colby 4, 11 inn.
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Colby  101#001#100#00---4#9#2
Amanda Feldman, Hannah King (1, W) and Abby Ostrom; Lauren Becker (L) and Carylanne Wolfington. 2B: Abby Ostrom (T) 2, Carylanne Wolfington (C), Meaghan Lewia (C). 3B: Caroline Blanchard (T), Christina Galese (T)

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