Cappucci, Citrin homer for softball team at Trinity
HARTFORD, Conn. — Sophomore CF Jessica Tait (North Salem, N.Y.) hit two home runs, her third in two days, to lead the Trinity College Bantams to 2-1 and 13-5 victories over the visiting Bates College Bobcats in NESCAC softball action on Sunday. Trinity improves to 7-4 with its fourth and fifth wins in a row, while the Bobcats drop to 0-9.
Tait’s first homer of the day was a two-run shot in the second inning of game one, giving the Bantams a lead that they would not lose. Junior pitcher Gabrielle Sergi (Walpole, Mass.) allowed just one fourth-inning run off a solo round-tripper by Bates sophomore Jill Cappucci (Saugas, Mass.), the second of her career, but posted zeros in every other inning to secure the win for the Bantams.
In game two, Tait opened the floodgates in the very first at bat by reaching base then scoring on a double by senior Laura Cutler (Concord, Mass.). In the second inning, the Bantams sent 11 batters to the plate, four of them hitting for extra bases, as they posted seven runs on the board. In the inning, Tait hit a 2-run home run, junior tri-captain Ariana Mullin (Woodbridge, Conn.) hit a three-run home run, sophomore Erika Klotz (Naperville, Ill.) hit an RBI triple and Taylor Larese hit a double.
Junior Abigail Cecchinato (Thomaston, Conn.) improves her record to 3-1 with the win and first-year Kristen Anderson (West Haven, Conn.) was flawless in relief for the Bantams.
Junior Leah Citrin (Rye Brook, N.Y.) was a highlight for Bates’ offense, hitting her first career home run and scoring two runs in game two.