Trolls Overrun Trojans

The Trolls made it a sweep of Trinity International University with two lopsided victories in a conference double-header. In the two games Trinity scored a total of 32 runs while the Trojans scored 10. In the first game Trinity posted a 12-6 victory. The Trolls ran away in the second game which ended on the mercy rule after seven innings with a 20-4 win. The team improves to 18-14 overall and 9-6 in the CCAC.

Trinity International scored on a two-run homer in the first inning, but the Trolls took over the lead and the game in the second inning with six runs. Will Kulcher started the inning with a triple and his hit was followed with five consecutive singles. Overall the Trolls had seven hits in the inning.  

The Trojans made it interesting in the third inning when they hit another home run to score two runs to close the gap to 6-4. That score held until the sixth inning when Trinity added another four runs, of which three came off a home run by Kulcher.

With two more in the top of the seventh the Trolls had a 12-4 lead. The Trojans managed a third two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh for the 12-6 final.

Trinity had 16 hits for the game and Trinity International had 11. Frank Romano led the team with three hits while Kulcher had three RBI. Christian Howell got the win on the mound.

The second game belonged to the Trolls from the beginning as they scored five runs in each the first and second inning. They continued to score in each following inning as they ran away with the game. Trinity International also scored in inning one and two, but it was only one run in each of those at bats to fall behind at 10-2.

Trinity held an 11-2 lead after three innings, and went up 17-2 after four innings. In the fourth inning they had five hits, including two run doubles by both Josh Caceres and Chris Baker.

Trinity added one run in each fifth, sixth, and seventh innings and by the end of the seventh they had 20-4 lead which ended the game on the mercy rule.

The Trolls had 20 hits to go along with their 20 runs. Caceres and Baker led the team with three hits each. Caceres also had five RBI. John VanderWall pitched five innings with seven strike-outs and the win.

The team plays next on April 10 at home against Calumet College of St. Joseph in a 1 pm double-header.