Williamstown, Mass. - Three runs in the seventh and eighth inning were all the Williams College baseball team needed to pull away from the Trinity College Bantams in a 7-4 victory on Tuesday evening in an inter-divisional New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) matchup at Bobby Coombs Field in Williamstown. The Bantams fall to 9-10 on the year with the loss while Williams improves to 4-12. Trinity returns to action this weekend for a NESCAC East series at Colby, beginning on Friday at 4 p.m.
The Bantams struck first in the top of the second inning when junior 3B Tyler Buckley (Mt. Kisco, N.Y.) came through with a run scoring single that plated senior CF Brendan Pierce (Hingham, Mass.). Pierce led Trinity offensively with three hits and a pair of runs scored.
Williams jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the third inning, taking advantage of a Trinity fielding error in the second, and a two-run double down the right field line by David Kwan (Lewes, Del.) in the third.
Trinity answered with two runs of its own in the fourth, thanks to a sacrifice fly off the bat of junior LF Geoff Stillman (Scituate, Mass.) and an RBI-single by sophomore SS Matt Koperniak (Adams, Mass.). Eph sophomore Charlie Carpenter (Bedford, N.Y.) kept Trinity off the board in his second inning of work in relief, to earn the victory as the Ephs tacked on three runs down the stretch.
The first came in the seventh on a triple to right field by Alex Panstares (Westlake, Ohio) before an RBI-single from Mike Stamas (Northborough, Mass.) and another RBI-triple, this time from Jack Roberts (Vineyard Haven, Mass.), opened up a 7-4 lead which would stand as the final.