Danbury, Conn. - The Trinity College Bantams fell, 6-2, to the Western Connecticut State Colonials on Wednesday afternoon in a soggy, non-conference softball matchup played in Danbury, Connecticut. The game was originally scheduled as the first of a doubleheader but as the rain fell, the field became unplayable for the second scheduled game. The loss drops the Bantams to 17-10 overall and snaps their five-game win-streak while the Colonials win their fourth-straight to improve to 14-13.
WestConn rookie right-handed pitcher Angelina Miller (Holbrook, N.Y.) improved to 4-2, tossing a complete game while scattering six hits and surrendering just two runs – both coming in the final frame. Junior outfielder Jenna Gaudioso (East Haven, Conn.) paced the Colonials with a 2-for-3 performance from the plate to go along with a pair of runs scored, while rookie shortstop Charline Plasczynski (Bristol, Conn.) chipped in with a solo homer. For Trinity, sophomore Courtney Erickson (Everett, Mass.) and junior Katie Haghdan (Pelham, N.Y.) were the lone Bantams with multiple hits on the day.
The hosts scored first in the bottom of the first when Gaudioso scored on a wild pitch after knocking a triple to right. The Colonials opned up a 2-0 lead when Plasczynski led off the third with her blast over the center field wall. First-year Jenna Houlahan (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) drilled a pinch-hit double to left, scoring Alexandra LaFemina (East Haddam, Conn.), who led off the fourth with a single to left, to extend the lead to 3-0.
WCSU put up a three-spot in the sixth highlighted by a run scoring double down the left field line from rookie Kam Geysen (East Hampton, Conn.). Down 6-0, Trinity tried to put together a rally in the seventh. Junior Michelle Treglia (Fairfield, Conn.) and Erickson each notched RBI singles, cutting the deficit to 6-2, but with two runners on base, Miller recorded her third and final strikeout of the evening to seal the victory for the Colonials.
Trinity returns to action on Saturday when it travels to New York to take on Hamilton College in an inter-divisional New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) doubleheader.