Middle of the Lineup Powers Softball to Doubleheader Split with Colby

Middle of the Lineup Powers Softball to Doubleheader Split with Colby

Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College and Colby College softball teams combined to score 26 runs and smack 20 extra-base hits in a split of a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East Division doubleheader on Friday afternoon at Campus Field. The Bantams won the opener, 7-5, and the Mules took the nightcap, 10-4. Trinity is now 4-10 overall and 1-1 in league play, while Colby is 5-8 on the year and 1-1 in conference tilts. The two teams will close out a three-game weekend series tomorrow, April 3, with a single game at noon.

In game one, Trinity broke open a 1-1 game with five runs in the top of the fourth to pull away. Sophomore Hannah King (Kennebunk, Maine) earned her third win of the spring in the circle for Trinity, tossing six innings and striking out six batters. First-year Lexi Santurri (East Greenwich, R.I.) worked a scoreless seventh to record his first career save. On the opposite side, first-year Julia Saul was the tough-luck loser for Colby, as she went the distance with four strikeouts. At the dish, five different Bantams recorded multi-hit games, highlighted by junior Erica Quinones (Trumbull, Conn.) going 2-of-4 with two doubles and a season-high four RBIs. Colby broke out offensively with three home runs. Meaghan Lewia and Skylar Labbe both hit solo shots and Kaite McLaughlin smacked a two-run bomb.

Colby scored four runs in the first two innings to chase the Bantams starter and never looked back en route to the victory. Labbe led the offensive attack for the Mules, going 3-of-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Saul went the distance in the circle once again for Colby to earn her fourth triumph of the spring. Trinity first-year Rachael Smith (Winchester, Mass.) pitched well in relief, going 3.1 innings and fanning two batters. A pair of first-years broke out for the Bantams at the dish, as shortstop Michelle Treglia (Fairfield, Conn.) and first basemen Katharine Haghdan (Pelham, N.H.) combined to go 5-of-5 with one RBI and two runs scored.