Trinity Holds Off Bowdoin in Opener of Three-Game NESCAC Softball Set

Trinity Holds Off Bowdoin in Opener of Three-Game NESCAC Softball Set
Adriane Krul blasted a three-run homer in the seventh to draw Bowdoin within a run

HARTFORD, Conn. - Abigail Ostrom hit a pair of home runs to lead the Trinity College softball team over Bowdoin in the opening contest of the three-game NESCAC East Division series Friday afternoon, 7-6.

The Bantams improve to 5-11 (3-0 NESCAC) while the Polar Bears, who mounted a seventh-inning rally, fall to 10-6 (0-1 NESCAC). The series was originally scheduled to be played in Brunswick, so Bowdoin will play as the home team in all three games. The game was also the first in two weeks for the Polar Bears, who had not played since their Florida trip on March 21.

Ostrom hit a pair of solo shots and Hannah King navigated the Bowdoin lineup with minimal trouble as the Bantams built a 7-3 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh. Tracy Shirey and Alana Luzzio reached base, setting the stage for Adriane Krul to blast a three-run home run to close the gap to 7-6. Bowdoin was able to put the tying run on base, but couldn't knot the contest as King got the final two outs to seal the win.

Julia Geaumont took the loss for Bowdoin, going 3.2 innings, allowing three earned runs. King went the distance, allowing five earned runs in the win for Trinity.

Christina Galese, Claire Prosperi and Ostrom had two hits each for Trinity. Krul and Luzzio had multi-hit games for Bowdoin.

The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday in Hartford beginning at noon.