Trolls Drop Two to Trojans
After a CCAC sweep over the weekend, the Trolls could not keep build on those victories in a pair of home games with Trinity International University (Deerfield, Illinois). Most of the scoring and damage was done in the first inning of the first game and the Trolls did not catch up for the eventual 8-4 loss. Trinity did not get things going in the second game and lost that one with a 10-2 final. The team is now 15-16 for the season and 3-6 in the CCAC.
The first game of the double-header started with Trinity International getting five hits and five runs in their first at-bat. The Trolls came back with three runs and three hits, including a two-run homer from Stefano Belmonte, in the bottom half to make it 5-3. After the Trojans added another run in the 2nd inning the game settled down.
It was not until the 6th inning that more runs were added as each team gained one run. Trinity International tacked on one more in the top of the 7th. The Trolls got runners on second and third with no outs in the bottom half, but left them stranded.
For the game Trinity had eight hits and Trinity International had 13. Belmonte was responsible for three hits and two RBIs. Kyle Doney recorded the loss.
In the second game the Trolls committed a couple of errors in the third inning which allowed the Trojans to get on the board with three runs. Recording a limited number of hits, Trinity fell behind 5-1 after six innings.
In the top of the 8th inning the Trojans doubled their run count and scored five runs on five hits to go ahead 10-1. In their last at bat, the Trolls loaded the bases, walked in one run, and left three on the bags as the game ended.
Trinity had five hits for the contest and Trinity International had 13. Kyle Van Kalker led the Trolls with three hits. On the mound for the loss was Clay DeHaan.
The Trolls are next in action on April 7 at Purdue-Northwest in a 2 pm game.