Cece Hampton ’24
The Trinity’s men’s baseball team currently maintains a five game win streak, most recently beating Bates three times in a row on the road this past weekend in Lewiston, Maine. The team opened the three-game series with a 7-5 win over the Bobcats on Friday and went on to sweep them twice more during Saturday’s doubleheaders, winning 4-2 and, again, 9-7. Junior shortstop Jack Matthews went 4-for-8, making two RBIs and stealing a base, proving to be a key player in the matchups and helping the Bantams earn their back-to-back victories.
Overall, the team is 17-7 so far this season, already having more wins than the entire previous season, with Head Coach Bryan Adamski overseeing them for the tenth consecutive year. Their goal is to make it to competition in the postseason this year again, which they have already qualified for with their 6-3 division record, building off of their past few years of success. This has secured them a spot in the NESCAC Championship Tournament in May. The team is led by senior tri-captains Colin Mann (Dedham, Mass.), a 2022 all-NESCAC nominee, Jake Miller (Marblehead, Mass.), and Patrick Dillon (Bronx, N.Y.). They maintain a number of strong veterans this season and also welcome a handful of favorable newcomers. One of the new and interesting additions to the team this year is junior transfer Jack Ryan, from division I UMBC, who joins the team as a catcher.
Over spring break in March, the Bantams traveled to Virginia to train and compete, taking on some out-of-league schools like Washington and Lee University, Eastern Mennonite University, and Bridgewater University. At the end of March, the Bantams hosted a three-game series against Colby College in support of pediatric cancer awareness, fundraising for pediatric brain cancer research and child life programs in partnership with Vs. Cancer. The Bantams lost their first game to the Mules 2-8 but won the second two 7-4 and 6-0.
Among other recent achievements, the Bantams defeated Salve Regina 10-7, ending the Ospreys’ eight game win streak, and, at the beginning of the month, the Bantams earned an impressive 5-1 victory over No. 5 ranked Eastern Connecticut State University. Additionally, junior pitcher Michael Aceto (Hamden, Conn.) was nominated to the D3Baseball.com National Team of the Week and named an honorable mention as national pitcher of the week for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Aceto was also named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week, and senior outfielder Brandon Chow (Greenwich, Conn.) was selected as the NESCAC Baseball Player of the Week. These titles were awarded as recognition for each of their impressive performances in game play the prior week.
Up next, the Bantams will host Amherst College at home on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and, later in the week, will host Tufts for a three-game series, with the first game on Friday and then a doubleheader on Saturday.