Baseball Falls in NESCAC Opener to Trinity

Eric Mah chopped a a fielder's choice RBI into the infield to drive in Bowdoin's lone run
Eric Mah chopped a a fielder's choice RBI into the infield to drive in Bowdoin's lone run

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Trinity Bantams took a 4-1 NESCAC East victory over Bowdoin to open conference play on Friday afternoon.

The Bantams are 10-2 (1-0 NESCAC), dropping the Polar Bears to 0-11-1 (0-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • The Bantams took a 2-0 lead on a double off the bat of Matt Koperniak in the top of the second.
  • The Polar Bears surrendered two more runs in the fourth. Robbie Cronin tagged an RBI single up the middle to drive in a run from second.
  • Ben Reinisch added an RBI single to push the lead to four. With only one out and the bases loaded, Connor Lee escaped the jam with a strikeout and groundout to end the inning.
  • In the bottom of the ninth, Bowdoin spoiled the Trinity shutout with a bases loaded RBI by Eric Mah.

By the Numbers

  • Trinity had multiple players with multi-hit games. Koperniak went 2-for-5, while Reinisch, Eric Thronson, and Cronin all went 2-for-4.
  • Koperniak led both teams with two RBI.
  • Brandon Lopez, Brendan O'Neil, Nick Merrill, Colby Joncas, and Ben Suski all had hits. Merrill was left stranded three times and scored one run.
  • Joncas threw out Koperniak on an attempt to steal second.
  • Andrew DeRoche earned the win with 7.1 innings of work and three hits allowed. DeRoche walked five and struck out three.
  • Alex Herbst and Justin Olson pitched the final 1.2 innings combined. Olson had one strikeout.
  • Lee pitched six innings, allowing eight hits and four runs, while striking out five. Colby Lewis pitched the final three innings and allowed three hits with one strikeout.

Up Next

  • The teams play a doubleheader in Waterville on Saturday, with the first game beginning at noon.