|Trinity College||Bates College|
HARTFORD, Conn. — Senior Maddie Inlow went a combined 3-6 at the plate with a run batted in but the Bates softball team dropped a pair of games to Trinity on Saturday.
The Bobcats (5-6, 0-3 NESCAC) fell 10-2 in game one and the Bantams (12-8, 4-1 NESCAC) clipped Bates in game two by a count of 5-1.
Bates was the “home” team for both games because the series was relocated to Hartford from Lewiston due to inclement weather.
Game One: Trinity 10, Bates 2
The Bobcats got on the board first but the Bantams scored eight unanswered runs, including five in the fifth, to run away with a 10-2 win over Bates in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader.
First-year Julia Treadwell (Falmouth, Maine) got the offense going in the bottom of the second with a single to start the frame. First-year India Woolmington (New York, N.Y.) reached on a fielder’s choice and sophomore Mimi Crowley (Barnstable, Mass.) doubled her home to put the Bobcats up 1-0.
The Bantams took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third.
With a runner at third and two away, Nicole Towner tripled in a run. Towner later came into score on a Bates error, putting the Bantams up by one.
Bates answered in the bottom half of the frame.
Sophomore Andrea Russo (Cheshire, Conn.) led off with a single. The Bobcats bunted her to second and then Russo stole third. Inlow (Falmouth, Maine) singled in Russo to tie the game at two.
But Katharine Haghdan smacked a two-run home run to give the Bantams the lead for good in the fourth.
They added to their lead with five runs in the fifth inning. Michelle Treglia reached on an infield single to start the frame. Towner tallied her second triple of the day and Courtney Erickson singled her home to extend the Bantam advantage to 6-2.
Two outs later, Lindsay Pressman singled and Haghdan doubled in two runs. A Nikki Andersen moved Haghdan to third and she came into score on an infield single off the bat of Erica Merullo.
When the dust cleared, Trinity led 9-2 through five innings.
Natalie Bruno homered in the top of the sixth to put the Bantams up by eight. The Bobcats failed to score in the bottom half of the frame, ending the game in six innings due to softball’s eight-run rule.
Rachael Smith (5-3) pitched a complete game to get the win for Trinity. She tossed six innings, scattering seven hits, allowing only two runs, walking two and striking out two along the way.
Sophomore Sam Fellers (Mendham, N.J.) pitched the entire game for Bates, taking the loss to move her record to 2-3 on the season.