Norton, Mass. – The visiting Trinity College Bantams lost, 11-5, against the Wheaton College Lyons in baseball action this afternoon at Sidell Stadium. Trinity falls to 14-9 with its first loss in five games, while No. 10-ranked Wheaton improves to 17-6.
Wheaton jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning on three hits, one error and one runner left on base. Two runs scored on a throwing error, before senior Eric Jensen (Gorham, N.H.) added an RBI double down the left field line, sophomore Matt Lavanchy (Walpole, Mass.) ripped a run-producing triple to center field, and sophomore Justin Peluso (North Andover, Mass.) lined an RBI single up the middle to cap the offensive outburst.
Trailing, 8-0, in the middle of the third frame, the Bantams chipped away at the deficit and made it a 10-5 game with solo runs in the third and fourth innings and three more runs in the sixth. Freshman Matthew Mortimer (Worcester, Mass.) highlighted Trinity's offense in the sixth inning with a two-run single up the middle scoring senior captains Joe Papa (Stoneham, Mass.) and Michael Rueger (Teaneck, N.J.). Classmate Evan Sternberg (Glen Ridge, N.J.) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded producing the final run of the frame.