AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The Trinity College baseball team, ranked fifth in the national Division III poll, scored 20 runs on 30 hits Tuesday afternoon en route to sweeping a non-conference make-up doubleheader over Plymouth State University in the Central Florida Invitational.
The Bantams, who have been to the past two Division III College World Series, took the opener, 11-0, and won the nightcap, 9-5. Trinity is now 4-1 on the season while PSU drops to 0-6.
Plymouth State managed just one hit in the first game against Trinity. Junior Andrew Janiga (Ellington, Conn.) blanked the Panthers over six innings while striking out eight. Senior Kent Graham (Longmeadow, Mass.) led the Trinity offense with a double and a triple and classmate James Wood (Windham, N.H.) homered. Junior Chris Bryant (Lebanon, N.H.) started and took the loss for PSU.
The upset-minded Panthers took a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the nightcap, and pulled ahead 4-2 in the top of the fifth, but Trinity took the lead with three runs in the last of the fifth and pulled away with four more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Sophomore Bobby Chatfield (Sharon, Conn.) started on the mound for PSU and was saddled with the loss.
After an off day on Wednesday, Plymouth State faces Bowdoin College Thursday in a non-conference twinbill at 1:00 p.m. in Winter Haven.
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