HARTFORD, Conn.--A six run third inning propelled Trinity College (Conn.) to a 16-2 win over Keene State College in non-conference baseball action at Murren/DiBenedetto Field on Tuesday afternoon.
- Keene State: 7-8
- Trinity: 7-6
How it Happened
The Owls grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Connor Walsh doubled, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Devin Springfield's sacrifice fly. After Tom Meucci walked, Zach Rollins tripled to bring him all the way around from first.
Keene State had a chance to add to the lead in the third inning when John Tarascio doubled, followed by walks to Walsh and Springfield, but Meucci popped out to first to end the inning.
Trinity batted around in the bottom of the third, getting a 2-RBI hit from Nick DiBenedetto and taking advantage of a pair of KSC errors to score six times in the inning. The Bantams added three runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings, and scored four more times in the top of the seventh.
Rollins and Tarascio both had two hits for the Owls, while Nate Rossi and Walsh both had one. KSC starter Alan Schiff (0-1) took the loss, allowing seven runs (four earned) in 3.1 innings of work. Tim Coppinger, Nate Pedersen, Brian Vieira, Evan McGregor, and Noah Rizio all saw time out of the bullpen.
Around the Horn
- It was the first multi-hit game of the year for Rollins.
- Walsh extended his hitting streak to four games; he's hitting 6-for-15 (.400) in that stretch.
- Connor Longley made his first career start at third base.
- Keene State opens LEC play by traveling to Rhode Island College for a twinbill that begins at noon on April 1.
- Trinity begins a three game NESCAC series with a Friday night matchup with Tufts at 3 p.m. on March 31.