Trinity Splits with Calumet-St. Joseph

he Trolls got their second conference win this week in a conference double-header with Calumet College of St. Joseph (Whiting, Indiana).  Playing at home in games dedicated in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Trolls split results with the Crimson Wave. The majority of the scoring came in the final inning of the first game that ended in a 7-5 loss.  Trinity again came on strong in a late inning of the second game to grab a 7-2 win.  The Trolls are 3-21 overall and 2-10 in the CCAC.

In the opening game Calumet- St. Joseph took the lead in the third inning on a two-run homer. It was not until the fifth inning that the Trolls got on the board from a RBI single by Katie Demas.

The scored remained at 2-1 heading into the seventh inning. In that final inning the Trolls only gave up one hit, but committed four fielding errors that allowed the Crimson Wave to score five runs and go ahead at 7-1.  

The scoring for the inning was not over as the Trolls had a say in their final at bat. Mikayla Otto started off the inning with a base hit and before another batter got to the plate she stole second and advanced home on an error on that play.  With two more runners on base, Brandi Machado hit the scoreboard over the left field fence to bring in three runs and close the score to 7-5. The Trolls could not keep it going and came up two runs short of keeping the game alive as the inning ended.   

Trinity had nine hits for the game and Calumet-St. Joseph had six. Demas led the team with three hits and Otto had two. Dara Megyesi was on the mound through four innings for the loss.

The Crimson Wave was the first to score in the second game with a run in the second inning. Trinity strung together three hits in the fourth inning to get that run back and tie the game at 1-1. The game remained tied until the sixth inning with Calumet-St. Joseph scored again to go ahead.

In the bottom of the sixth the Trolls changed the game. They had five hits in that at bat and scored six runs. Machado started things off with a double and she was brought home on a single by Jessica Boyd. With bases loaded Demas singled to left field to drive in a run. Ricker took a walk for an RBI and was followed by single by Megyesi that scored two more. The final run came across the plate on an error.

In the top of the seventh the Crimson Wave got a couple of runners on base, but the Trolls held them without a run.

For the game Trinity had 10 hits and Calumet-St. Joseph had six. Machado and Otto each had two hits. Emili Bell pitched the entire game for the win.

The Trolls continue conference action on April 9 in a double-header at Trinity International University at 3 pm.