April 13, 2012

Correa's Walk-Off Blast Gives Bowdoin Dramatic Softball Win Over Trinity

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Toni DaCampo hit a two-out, game-tying home run in the bottom of the seventh and Casey Correa slammed a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Bowdoin College softball team to a dramatic 4-3 win over Trinity on Friday afternoon at Pickard Field.

The Polar Bears (18-8, 1-3 NESCAC) earn their first conference win of the season and take game one of the their three-game set with Trinity (8-12, 2-5 NESCAC). The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon.

Amy Hackett got Bowdoin on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first, singling up to the middle to score Gen Barlow. Trinity answered in the top of the second on a solo home run by Miranda Riendeau-Card and took the lead in the top of the third when Kerry McCarthy doubled home Christina Galese.

Bowdoin rallied to even the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth when Correa tripled down the right-field line to plate Hackett, but the Bantams were able to regain the lead in the fifth when Claire Prosperi hit a solo home run to give the visitors a 3-2 edge.

Trinity appeared poised to take game one of the weekend set after Barlow was caught stealing for the second out with DaCampo at the plate in the bottom of the seventh. But DaCampo ripped a 3-1 pitch over the fence in left-center to for extra frames.

After Melissa DellaTorre retired Trinity in the top of the eighth, Correa led off the bottom of the frame with a long drive to left, giving Bowdoin the walk-off win. Correa had three hits in the game while DaCampo reached base three times. Amy Hackett had two hits as well for Bowdoin. Riendeau-Card led Trinity with two hits.

DellaTorre earned the win by scattering six hits over eight innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out eight. Katherine Poulos allowed four earned runs in the loss on seven hits with five strikeouts.