Wed Nov 13
7:00 PM
Smith
vs. Salve Regina
Wed Nov 13
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Coast Guard
Fri Nov 15
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Western New Eng.
Sat Nov 16
9:00 AM
Assumption
vs.
@ North Oxford Mass. Four Winds Farm
Sat Nov 16
11:00 AM
at NCAA Regional
@ Brunswick, Maine
Sat Nov 16
11:00 AM
at NCAA Regional
@ Brunswick, Maine
Sat Nov 16
12:00 PM
Curry
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Nov 16
1:00 PM
Coast Guard
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Nov 16
1:30 PM
Salve Regina
vs. Rowan
@ Fredericksburg, Va. NCAA Tournament 1st Round
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Babson
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Sun Mar 01
1:00 PM
Fitchburg St.
vs. Salve Regina
Fri Mar 06
3:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Arcadia
Sat Mar 07
TBA
Salve Regina
vs. Oswego
@ Arcadia, Pa.
Tue Mar 10
3:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (RI)
vs. Salve Regina
Wed Mar 11
3:00 PM
New England Col.
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Mar 21
12:00 PM
Curry
vs. Salve Regina
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Wed Nov 13
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Coast Guard
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Babson
Tue Nov 19
5:00 PM
Stevenson
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Nov 23
1:00 PM
Suffolk
vs. Salve Regina
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at St. Joseph (Conn.)
Sun Dec 01
1:00 PM
Dean College
vs. Salve Regina
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No Event
No Event
No Event
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7:00 PM
Smith
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Sat Nov 16
1:00 PM
Coast Guard
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Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Suffolk
vs. Salve Regina
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Bridgewater St.
Cave Classic Tournament
Sat Nov 23
TBA
Salve Regina
vs. Cave Classic Tournament
@ Bridgewater, Mass. Cave Classic Tournament
Sat Nov 30
2:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Eastern Nazarene
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Sat Nov 16
11:00 AM
at NCAA Regional
@ Brunswick, Maine
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No Event
No Event
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11:00 AM
at NCAA Regional
@ Brunswick, Maine
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Sat Nov 16
9:00 AM
Assumption
vs.
@ North Oxford Mass. Four Winds Farm
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No Event
No Event
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Sat Nov 16
12:00 PM
Curry
vs. Salve Regina
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Fri Nov 15
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Western New Eng.
Sat Nov 16
7:05 PM
Western New Eng.
vs. Salve Regina
Fri Nov 22
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Wentworth
Sat Nov 23
7:05 PM
Wentworth
vs. Salve Regina
Fri Nov 29
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
vs. Oswego
@ Utica, N.Y.
Sat Nov 30
TBA
Salve Regina
at TBD
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No Event
No Event
No Event
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Fri Nov 22
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Endicott
Sat Nov 23
2:00 PM
Endicott
vs. Salve Regina
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Wesleyan (Conn.)
Tue Dec 03
7:00 PM
Connecticut Col.
vs. Salve Regina
Fri Dec 06
2:00 PM
U. of New England
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Dec 07
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
at U. of New England
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No Event
No Event
No Event
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Sat Feb 15
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Clark University
Sat Feb 22
1:00 PM
Mass.-Dartmouth
vs. Salve Regina
Tue Feb 25
TBA
Johnson & Wales (RI)
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Feb 29
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Merchant Marine
Sat Mar 07
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Kean
Wed Mar 11
4:00 PM
St. Joseph's (L.I.)
vs. Salve Regina
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Tue Feb 25
4:00 PM
Eastern Conn. St.
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Feb 29
1:00 PM
Simmons
vs. Salve Regina
Wed Mar 04
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Mass.-Dartmouth
Sat Mar 07
1:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Mar 14
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at New England Col.
Tue Mar 17
5:00 PM
Rhode Island Col.
vs. Salve Regina
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Sat Nov 16
1:30 PM
Salve Regina
vs. Rowan
@ Fredericksburg, Va. NCAA Tournament 1st Round
Sun Nov 17
TBA
Salve Regina
at TBD
NCAA Tournament 2nd Round
Sat Nov 23
TBA
Salve Regina
at TBD
NCAA Tournament Sectional Semifinal
Sun Nov 24
TBA
Salve Regina
at TBD
NCAA Tournament Sectional Final
Fri Nov 29
TBA
Salve Regina
at TBD
NCAA Championship Semifinal
Sat Nov 30
TBA
Salve Regina
at TBD
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4:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (RI)
vs. Salve Regina
Wed Mar 11
6:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (RI)
vs. Salve Regina
Wed Mar 25
3:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Mass.-Boston
Wed Mar 25
5:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Mass.-Boston
Fri Mar 27
TBA
Salve Regina
at Gordon
Fri Mar 27
TBA
Salve Regina
at Gordon
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4:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Springfield
Sat Mar 28
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Western New Eng.
Wed Apr 01
3:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Curry
Thu Apr 02
3:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Rhode Island Col.
Sat Apr 04
1:00 PM
Nichols
vs. Salve Regina
Wed Apr 08
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Gordon
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at Bridgewater St.
Sat Mar 21
at Bridgewater St.
Sat Mar 28
at UMass Dartmouth
Sat Apr 04
at Coast Guard
Sat Apr 11
at Trinity
Sat Apr 25
at CCC Championships
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Bantams rally to eliminate Seahawks

Michael Mathews finished with eight strikeouts in seven innings and allowed just one earned run despite being saddled with the loss. (Photo by Rob McGuinness)
Michael Mathews finished with eight strikeouts in seven innings and allowed just one earned run despite being saddled with the loss. (Photo by Rob McGuinness)

HARTFORD, Conn. (May 18, 2019) -- Junior Matt Koperniak (Adams, Mass.) went 5-for-5 with two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored to help propel the Trinity College baseball team past the Salve Regina University Seahawks, 7-2, in the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament on Saturday at Murren Family Field at DiBenedetto Stadium in Hartford. Trinity came back from down 2-0 in the elimination game after falling to Babson earlier in the day, 4-1. Salve Regina advanced after knocking Keystone out of the tournament in the day's first game, a 13-1 contest, while Babson moved to tomorrow's finals with the win over Trinity. The Beavers and Bantams will square off at 2:30 p.m. with Trinity needing to win twice to advance past this weekend. 

Down, 2-0, in the top of the sixth with Trinity playing as the away team despite hosting the weekend's tournament, Koperniak stepped up to the plate to lead off the inning and promptly sent a solo homer over the right field fence to cut Salve Regina's lead to 2-1. That preceded a five run seventh inning for Trinity which made it a 6-2 game before Koperniak came up with two outs in the ninth and crushed a no-doubter that disappeared into the night sky and landed on Broad Street.

The Seahawks scored the game's first run in the bottom of the second on a ground ball out that scored Sean O'Malley (Darien, Conn.). Salve Regina opened up a 2-0 lead in the fifth when Zack Smith (New Canaan, Conn.) doubled home Dylan Ketch (Clinton, Conn.), but Trinity saw timely hitting in the game's late innings that proved to be the difference.

Salve Regina starter Michael Mathews (West Hartford, Conn.) shoved for five scoreless innings before giving up the solo blast to Koperniak in the sixth. Mathews finished with eight strikeouts in seven innings and allowed just one earned run despite being saddled with the loss. Trinity senior tri-captain Erik Mohl (Milton, Mass.) turned in a gutsy performance out of the pen, pitching for the second time today to earn his fifth win of the year. Mohl allowed just one hit in 2.1 innings of work and kept Salve from mounting any sort of comeback.

Senior CF Geoff Stillman (Scituate, Mass.) reached base to lead off the eighth before stealing second and moving to third on a balk to put the tying run just 90 feet from home with no outs. Senior SS Ben Reinisch (Troy, N.Y.) followed with a walk to put runners at the corners before Koperniak smoke a single to left to tie the game and keep things moving. After a sacrifice bunt moved Koperniak and Reinisch up to second and third, senior tri-captain 1B Johnny Stamatis (Ridgefield, Conn.) was intentionally walked to load the bases. With two outs, junior DH Mack Lauder (Chappaqua, N.Y.) roped a ball to left-center that fell in for a bases clearing double to give Trinity a 5-2 lead. Sophomore 2B Robbie Cronin (Wellesley Hills, Mass.) followed that with a double of his own to score Lauder and make it a 6-2 game before Koperniak iced the game with his second homer in the ninth.

In game one against Babson, both Michael Genaro (Greenwich, Conn.) and his counterpart, Trinity first-year Cameron Crowley (Downers Grove, Ill.) turned in stellar pitching performances with Genaro emerging as the winning pitcher. Crowley threw 7.1 innings and yielded just a pair of runs on six hits. Both hurlers worked their ways out of early game jams as both teams traded zeros on the scoreboard until the Bantams scratched across a run in the home half of the fourth. 

Stamatis doubled down the right field line to lead off the fourth with a runner in scoring position. Fellow tri-captain, junior C Alex Rodriguez (South Windsor, Conn.), followed with a fly ball to right field that moved Stamatis to third with one out. Sophomore DH Vincent Capone (Ambler, Pa.) then came up and hit a fly ball to center that allowed Stamatis to tag up and score to give the regional hosts a 1-0 lead. 

The lead was short-lived though, as Babson plated a run of its own in the following frame to tie the game at 1-1. Matthew Valente (Wyckoff, N.J.) walked to lead things off before advancing to second on a single off the bat of Nicholas Browne (Mount Laurel, N.J.). Thomas Lapham (Charlestown, Mass.) then sacrificed the pair over to second and third which proved important as Brian McHale (Ramsey, N.J.) followed with a sacrifice fly that scored Valente.

Both Genaro and Crowley retired the sides in the sixth and seventh inning before the Beavers scored a run in the eighth to take a lead they would not relinquish. Babson loaded the bases for Jake Oliger (Newtown, Conn.) who came up clutch with an RBI-single to left that scored McHale to give Babson a 2-1 advantage. Trinity brought in Mohl who induced a 6-4-3 double play to limit the damage to the lone run.

Genaro retired Trinity in order in the eighth before a two-run ninth put Babson ahead, 4-1. Lapham plated Valente on a sacrifice fly before McHale followed with a single to left that brought home Browne, who previously doubled to get on. Genaro allowed a leadoff double in the ninth to Koperniak, but William Gallagher (Kingston, Mass.) came out of the bullpen for the Beavers and got three quick outs to earn the save and seal the victory.