SPRINGFIELD, MASS. -- March 27, 2007 -- The Springfield College baseball team fell to Trinity College by a score of 11-0 this afternoon at SC’s Berry-Allen Field. It was Springfield’s home opener, and first contest since an eight-game swing in Arizona that ended on March 17.
Junior right-hander Michael Regan (West Roxbury, Mass.) was almost perfect for Trinity in the seven innings that he pitched, giving up only two hits while striking out seven and walking none. His record is now 3-0 on the season. Trinity pitchers retired the last 24 Springfield batters they faced, 18 of which were by Regan while freshman Derek Anderson (Great Falls, Va.) and junior Tim Kiely (Swampscott, Mass.) came in to shut down the last six Pride batters.
The two hits for the Pride were doubles by juniors Rex Cone (Greenfield, Mass.) and Tim Romeo (Whitesboro, N.Y.). Cone had the first SC hit of the game when he hit a bloop double, which fell in between the left fielder, center fielder and shortstop. The second and last hit for Springfield came in the second inning when Romeo led off and got a hold of a pitch and drove it to right-center field.
Trinity scored 11 runs on 12 hits and broke the scoreless game open in the fifth inning when it scored three runs on three hits. Freshman James Wood (Windham, N.H.) led the inning off with an infield single. That was followed by an RBI double from sophomore Ryan Piacentini (Portland, Me.). Later in the inning Piacentini scored on a passed ball and junior Thomas DiBenedetto (Fort Myers, Fla.) had an RBI single which scored junior Guy Gogliettino (Wallingford Conn.). Trinity did not stop scoring in the fifth. They added five runs in the eighth inning and three more in the ninth.
Sophomore lefthander Jimmy Lisowski (Warwick, Mass.) started for Springfield, giving up three runs, only one of which was earned, on five hits in five innings. Lisowski gave up only two hits in the first four innings, before surrendering three runs in the fifth.
With this loss, Springfield falls to 1-8, while Trinity improves to 12-1. The Pride will be in action again tomorrow when it faces Keene State at 3 p.m. at Berry-Allen Field.