Trinity sports report
Trinity Christian College baseball coach Justin Huisman said it best.
“It was fun to be outside,” he said of last week’s trip to Florida.
The Trolls took advantage of the great outdoors. After a two-week layoff caused by bad weather back home, Trinity exhibited no signs of rustiness as it belted 18 hits in its Sunshine State opener and thumped Aquinas (Mich.) College 19-1.
Oddly, it was actually a come-from-behind affair, as Aquinas scored in its initial at-bat. The Trolls tallied in each frame thereafter.
That victory also set the tone for a week in which Trinity went 5-4 to improve its season ledger to 5-8. The Trolls amassed 52 runs and gave up 34, a dozen of the latter being surrendered in a high-scoring loss to St. Ambrose. Otherwise, Trinity’s pitching and defense was more solid than it perhaps had a right to be, given the inability to do anything but work out in the gym for two weeks.
“I fully expect our pitching to be the backbone of the team,” Huisman said.