|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 Two: Trinity 5, Bates 1
The Bantams scored twice in the first to take the lead for good in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader.
Trinity starter Lindsay Golia (6-4) held Bates to two hits throughout the contest and the Bobcats didn’t get on the board until the seventh inning.
In the top of the first, Merullo singled leading off the game. Two outs later, Erickson tripled her home. Bruno doubled in Erickson and Trinity led 2-0.
First-year Kirsten Pelletier (Sidney, Maine) settled down after that in the circle. She also was the first Bobcat to reach base, drawing a one-out walk in the bottom of the third.
With two away, Russo doubled Pelletier to third but Bates left both runners stranded.
Bruno added to the Trinity lead with her second homer of the afternoon, a two-run shot in the top of the sixth to make it 4-0 in favor of the Bantams.
Inlow recorded the Bobcats’ second and final hit in the bottom of the sixth when she singled with two away.
After Trinity added another run in the top of the seventh, Bates got on the board in the bottom half of the frame.
With one away, Woolmington drew a walk. Crowley reached on Trinity error and Woolmington advanced to third on the play. Then Pelletier picked up a run batted in with a ground out to first, scoring Woolmington from third in the process.
Golia finished off the game by getting another ground out, wrapping up a performance that saw her go the full seven innings, giving up one run (unearned) on two hits, walking two and striking out two.
Pelletier (3-3) took the loss, going the full seven innings, giving up five runs on nine hits, walking four and striking out six.