Trolls Snatch Final Inning Win

For the second day in a row at the CCAC Championship, the game came down to the final at bat for the No. 4 Trolls against No. 8 Indiana University-South Bend.  Despite having only three hits for the game, Trinity was able to survive this elimination bracket contest. The winning run for the Trolls was scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth for the 3-2 final. With the win the Trolls will move on in the tournament and play again on May 6.

The first runs in the game were scored in the top of the third inning when IU-South Bend brought two runners across the plate. The Trolls got their first hit in the bottom of the fourth when Chris Baker doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Alex Nisle. In the next inning Ryan Stejskal singled to bring in another run to tie the game at 2-2.

The Trolls allowed only two base runners in the next three innings. Trinity was also fairly quiet on the base path in those innings without a hit.

In the top of the ninth IU-South Bend doubled to get on base, but the Trolls did not allow the runner to advance. In the bottom half Josh Caceres opened with a double down the right line. A sacrifice bunt by Will Kulcher moved the runner to third base and Austin Wood followed with a sacrifice fly to right field to score the run to end the game.

Trinity had three hits for the game of which two were doubles. IU-South Bend ended with 10 hits. Dan Vos pitched through the first seven innings and Bryan Vanderlee finished the game for the win

The Trolls will face the University of St. Francis on May 6 at 1 pm.