Trolls Get First CCAC Win

The Trolls picked up their first conference win in a split decision in a double-header with Robert Morris University (Chicago, Illinois). Trinity shut-out the Eagles in the first game with a 3-0 final. The win not only gave the team a positive mark in their CCAC record, but also ended a ten game losing streak.  The team came up just short of getting both games as they fell 2-1 in the second game. Trinity is now 2-20 overall and 1-9 in the CCAC.

In the first game Robert Morris had runners on base in each inning, but the Trolls were able to hold them from rounding the bases each time. Trinity did not waste time scoring as they got one run in the first inning. Katie Demas opened the at bat with a double, advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Audrey Ricker, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Syndi Mitchell.

The Trolls increased their lead in the fifth inning that started off with single by Emili Bell and Liza Moore. After a sacrifice by Makayla Otto, Demas sent a long ball to center field to score the two runners to give the team a 3-0 lead.  Robert Morris threatened in the top of the seventh with runners on second and third, but they did not score and the Trolls got the win.

Trinity had six hits for the game and Robert Morris had five. Demas led the team with two hits and two RBIs. Bell pitched the complete game for the win.

The Trolls were the first team on the board in the second game when they picked up a run on a single by Bell in the second inning. Their lead did not last long as Robert Morris scored in the top of the third to tie the game at 1-1.

The game remained deadlocked until the fifth inning when the Eagles took advantage of an error to get on base and eventually scored for the 2-1 lead. The Trolls could not find their offensive in the final three innings and got only one runner on base.  As a result they could not keep the game alive and took the loss.

For the game the Trolls had six hits and gave up four. Brandi Machado led the team with two hits. Dara Megyesi threw nine strike-outs in the seven innings and got the loss.

The team plays again on April 6 against Calumet College of St. Joseph at home at 10 am.