Trinity Baseball Falls Just Short of Bowdoin in Comeback Attempt
Hartford, Conn. – Senior tri-captain Kevin
Mortimer (Spencer, Mass.) hit a homerun in the bottom of
the ninth to bring the Bantams within a run, but Bowdoin senior
tri-captain closer Ian Edwards (Bangor, Maine)
struck out the side to cap a 12-11 win for the Polar Bears in
NESCAC East baseball action today on Campus Field. Trinity
had trailed 11-1 in the middle of the fifth, but clawed their way
back before running out of innings. Bowdoin picks up its
fourth straight win to improve to 15-8 overall and 3-1 in the
league, while Trinity drops their first in 12 games to slip to 19-6
overall, and 6-1 in the NESCAC.
The Polar Bears surged to an 11-1 lead, highlighted by a seven-run fifth inning in which Bowdoin picked up five hits and took advantage of two Bantam miscues. Trinity’s gloves saved some runs later in the game, highlighted by two diving catches by an outstretched junior Michael Rueger (Teaneck, N.J.) in center field, the second of which resulting in a double play.
Trinity edged Bowdoin in hits, 14-13, but left seven runners in scoring position in the last seven innings of play. Mortimer led the way for Trinity with four hits and three RBI, while Rueger had three hits and three RBI. Junior Alex Almeida (Bridgeport, Conn.) picked up two hits, including a homerun, scored three runs, plated two RBI, and walked in the game. Junior Stephen Rogers (Watertown, Mass.) also recorded two hits for the Bantams. Bowdoin junior Dan Findley (Duxbury, Mass.) frustrated Trinity pitching all day long, picking up three hits and reaching base in all six of his at-bats. Freshman Aaron Rosen (Morganville, N.J.) also recorded three hits for the Polar Bears, and stole a base in the game.
Bowdoin sophomore Christian Martin (Lake Bluff, Ill.) struck out six in 5.2 innings of work on the mound to improve to 4-1 on the season. He is averaging more than ten strikeouts per nine innings on the season.
Trinity and Bowdoin square off in games two and three of the weekend-series tomorrow, starting at noon.