Philips, Romano homer in series against first place Trinity

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Mules traveled to Hartford for a three game series with first place Trinity College. Colby and Trinity played one game on Friday before meeting for a Saturday double header.

Frank Driscoll pitched five solid innings for Colby, giving up two runs in the fifth, but the Mules could not generate any offense, recording just three hits in the game. After relief stints from Will Cohen and Andrew Sterup, the Mules fell behind 8-0 and could not recover, eventually losing the game by the same score.

Colby's bats came alive in game two. With Emery Dinsmore throwing scoreless innings, the Mules took the lead in the fifth on Will Philip's two run home run. However, those runs would be the only Colby could produce, and after two home runs for Trinity in the sixth inning, the Bantams took a 4-2 lead that would hold for the remainder of the game.

Similar to the first two games, the scoring started in the fifth inning when Colby shortstop Matt Mitchell doubled, scoring Tommy McGee. Chris Romano followed Mitchell with a two-run home run that gave the Mules an early 3-0 lead. The Bantams would respond immediately, however, knocking out Colby starter Patrick Carbone in the fifth, who had until that point given up only two hits in four scoreless innings, with a string of small ball runs before Eric Thronson's bases clearing double. Matt Mitchell scored again for Colby when Keenan Iuliano reached on a fielders choice, but after Robbie Cronin doubled in two more runs for the Bantams in the bottom of the seventh, Trinity led 8-4. The Mules were not done, however. In the eighth, Jackson Ward sent home Ryan Hecht on a groundout and Colby entered the ninth down 9-5.  Colby almost came all the way back. Keenan Iuliano singled in William Wessman and Chris Romano before Tommy McGee drove in Iuliano on a ground out to second. The Mules could not advance the tying run on third, however, and lost 9-8.

The Mules next take the field at home against Husson on Monday at 5:00 PM (EST).