Trinity Drops Double-Header to Aquinas
Playing in morning games, the Trolls faced Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, Michigan) in a double-header in Florida. Trinity gave up a run in the final inning in the first game and could not answer for a 4-3 loss. They rallied late in game two, but it was too little to make up the early deficit and they fell 7-4. The losses are the first for the team in their spring break week of which they now have a 4-2 record.
In the first game the Trolls fell behind in the 1st inning when Aquinas scored two runs. Trinity tied the score in the 3rd inning with two big hits as Tyler Sroczynski tripled and was followed by a homer by Zack Jones. Each team gained one run in the 6th inning to make it 3-3 game.
Aquinas got two hits in the top of the 7th along with the sacrifice fly to score a run. The Trolls had one last opportunity to score, but were three up and three down in the bottom half.
Trinity had only four hits from four different players and Aquinas had a total of nine. Richard Yelnick pitched the complete game for the loss.
The Trolls fell behind in the by four runs in the first two innings of the second game. They first got on the board in the 3rd inning when Austin Wood doubled and Sroczynski singled to bring the run in. Trinity scored again in the 5th inning on another Sroczynski single. However by that time Aquinas had added three more runs scored on two homers to make it 7-2 after the 5th.
Trinity had one final push in the top of the 7th when they got runners in scoring position. A double by Sroczynski helped to score one run and a sacrifice fly by Stefano Belmonte brought another across the plate. Those runs closed the gap, but did not eliminate it and the game ended in a 7-4 final.
Both teams registered seven hits for the game. Sroczynski was 3-for-3 with two RBI and Wood had two hits and two runs. Kyle Doney recorded the loss on the mound.
The Trolls finish up their spring break play win a double-header with Concordia University (MI) on March 11 at 9 am EST.