Robinson Tosses a Gem as Baseball Opens Season with a 9-6 Win

Robinson Tosses a Gem as Baseball Opens Season with a 9-6 Win

Winter Haven, Fla. – The Trinity College baseball team opened the 2015 spring season and its annual spring break trip with a 9-6 victory versus Western New England on Saturday afternoon at Chain of Field No. 5. The Bantams avenged a setback in the Sunshine State to the Golden Bears last year to improve to 1-0. Trinity returns to action Sunday, Mar. 15, with a doubleheader versus Worcester State.

Junior pitcher Jed Robinson (Winchester, Mass.) tossed a gem for the Bantams, going eight innings and striking out three to earn the victory. The southpaw scattered five hits and kept the Western New England batters off balance all afternoon. After the Golden Bears rallied in the ninth inning versus first-year pitcher Anthony Egeln Jr. (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.), senior Anthony Redamonti (Trumbull, Conn.) got out of a bases-loaded jam to earn the save.

Offensively, the Bantams jumped out to an early lead with a four-run third inning thanks to a pair of two-out run-scoring hits by first-year centerfielder Ryan Vultaggio (Groton, Mass.) and classmate Carter Snyder (Lamont, Ill.).

In the seventh, Trinity added three more courtesy of RBI singles from senior second basemen Connor Sullivan (Fairfield, Conn.) and senior left fielder Evan Abraham (Pacific Palisades, Calif.). Also in the frame, senior leadoff hitter Daniel Pidgeon (Darien, Conn.) grounded into a fielder's choice that brought Abraham charging home as Trinity took a commanding 7-0 lead.

The Bantams capped their scoring in the contest with two runs in the eighth inning as Abraham delivered an RBI single and Pidgeon followed with a run-scoring double.

Offensively, Abraham led the charge going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a stolen base and two RBIs. Snyder was the other Bantam with a multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with two RBIs.