CLERMONT, Fla. — Trinity (Conn.) College scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to pull out an 8-6 nonconference victory over Lawrence University on Saturday.
The Bantams scored all three runs in the eighth with two outs.
Lawrence (2-2) rallied for a run in the bottom half of the inning but couldn’t get anything else. Brielle Bartes, who went 2-for-4 with a double and a run batted in, scored on Cory Paquette’s one-out single to trim the lead to 8-6. After a strikeout, Alex Chiodo singled to put the tying run on base, but Alissa Geipel flied out to end the game.
Trinity led 1-0 early, but the Vikings tied the game with a run in the bottom of the second. Kara Vance singled, advanced on an error and scored on a groundout to tie the game at 1-1.
Trinity scored two times in the top of the third, but the Vikings tied it at 3-3 with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning. Cathy Kaye, who finished 3-for-5 and drove in a run, started the rally with a single and then scored on Geipel’s triple. Geipel later scored on a wild pitch.
The Vikings took a 4-3 lead in the fourth when Bartes singled and later scored on Kaye’s single. The Bantams came right back and scored two runs in the top of the fifth to grab a 5-4 edge.
Lawrence tied it at 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth when Murray reached an error and later scored on Bartes’ single.
Vance took the loss in relief for the Vikings.