WINTER HAVEN, FL-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team split a doubleheader against 12th-ranked Trinity (CT) on the second day of their spring trip at the RussMatt Invitational Tournament at Chain O'Lakes Field #1 Saturday.
After losing the opener, 10-4, the Corsairs came back and won the nightcap, 9-8.
UMass Dartmouth scored six runs in the top of the first inning of the nightcap and led the whole way. Sophomore infielder George Aggostini (Dighton, MA/Dighton-Rehoboth HS/Marist) had a two-run double in the first inning, a three-run triple in the third, and five runs batted in.
Sophomore infielder Nate Farias (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS) had an RBI double in the first inning, while sophomore outfielder Ryan Medeiros (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS/Eckerd), freshman infielder Connor Shaw (Goffstown, PA/Goffstown HS) and senior catcher Matt Worden (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) each had two hits. Freshman pitcher George Bent (Barnstable, MA/Barnstable HS/UMass) started and earned the victory, with senior Aaron Brunette (North Andover, MA/North Andover HS) and senior Tyler White (Westport, MA/Westport HS/Massasoit CC) finishing up. White earned the save.
In the opener, Worden doubled home two runs, Aggostini had two hits and Medeiros had a double. The Corsairs led, 3-2, into the fifth inning, and sophomore pitcher Nick Fuller (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) started and took the loss.
"It was good to bounce back and win the second game after losing the opener," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Bob Prince. "It was good to see us come back and get after it with the bats. We made the plays in the field, and pitched efficiently."
The Corsairs are now 1-2, while the Bantams are now 3-1. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they play Endicott Monday. Trinity will play a doubleheader against Worcester State Monday.
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