The Mountaineers were facing a long lay-off as the late-winter weather across much of the midwest forced cancellations of the team's spring break schedule last week.
Berea's bats struggled in the opener. Evan Hackney's double to lead off the second inning was the only hit the Mountaineers were able to put together in the 15-2 loss. Senior Patrick Elzinga got the start for the Blue Crew and suffered the loss as he scattered six hits over four frames, yielding three earned runs.
The Mountaineers came alive in game two, plating four runs in the first inning. But Trinity responded in the home half of the first, scoring nine runs on just four hits enroute to an 20-7 victory. Jake Taylor and Ryan Akins were both 2-4 at the plate to lead the offensive attack. Brandon Gonzalez took the loss for the Mountaineers.
Berea (0-5) will return to action this Sunday when they face the University of Cincinnati-Clermont. The game originally scheduled to be played in Berea will now take place at UC Health Stadium in Florence, KY, home of the Florence Freedom. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 PM.