Trinity and Goshen Share Results

A non-conference home double-header with Goshen College (Goshen, Indiana) resulted in split results for the Trolls. Trinity shut-out Goshen in the first game with a 5-0 final. The Trolls let the second game get away from them and lost 7-4 in an extra inning. The team is now 6-4 for the season.

In the first game Richard Yelnick threw the complete game shut-out for the Trolls. The team allowed only three hits and four runners on base the entire game. Meanwhile Trinity had eight hits and runners on base in every inning.

The first two runs for the Trolls were carbon copies of each other as Tyler Sroczynski got on base, stole second, and was brought home by Zack Jones’ singes. The Trolls extended their 2-0 lead with three runs in the 6th inning and held the Maple Leafs in the top of the 7th for the 5-0 win.

For the game Jones and Stefano Belmonte each had two hits. Yelnick recorded the win and struck out nine of the 22 batters he faced.

The Trolls took the lead in the second game as they scored one run in four of the first five innings. Two of those runs were solo homers by Jones.  Heading to the top of the 7th the Trolls held a 4-0, but the pitching staff was not able to close the door. Goshen started off the inning with three hits and, after adding one more and walking three times, they had put four runs on the board to tie the game.

Trinity had the heart of their order up in the bottom half, but failed to get on base.  A couple of fielding errors by the Trolls to start the extra 8th inning allowed Goshen to get runners on base.  With another walk, a hit by pitch, and a single the Maple Leafs brought in three runs. The Trolls could not answer in the bottom half and suffered the 7-4 loss.

For the game Trinity had five hits with Jones claiming two. Bryan Vanderlee pitched through six-plus innings and gave up five hits. Belmonte faced five batters in the 8th inning for the loss.

The Trolls play next in double-headers on February 24 and 25 at Harris Stowe State University.