The Bantams opened the season with three-straight victories, including a season-opening 5-4 triumph over No. 8-ranked Southern Maine at home. The team then went on to defeat MIT the following day as part of the Bantam Baseball Bonanza at Murren Family Field at DiBenedetto Stadium before heading south for the Bantam Southern Classic in South Carolina. There, Trinity clobbered Roger Williams, 17-3, before dropping back-to-back contests. The team responded in a major way, however, rattling off 11 consecutive wins that stretched into the month of April.
Trinity defeated Salve Regina, 7-3, before coming back to defeat Wheaton, 5-4, upon returning to New England. The Bantams then traveled to Maine to open up NESCAC East play where they would sweep Bowdoin to start the divisional schedule 3-0. In game one against the Polar Bears, junior Andrew DeRoche (North Reading, Mass.) earned the win with 7.1 innings of work and three hits allowed. On Saturday, rookie Will Simeone (Milton, Mass.) threw a complete game shutout in game one, striking out six while allowing just three hits, before the team cruised to a 7-2 win in game two to complete the series sweep. Senior tri-captain Johnny Stamatis (Ridgefield, Conn.) and sophomore Vincent Capone (Ambler, Pa.) both recorded three hits and two RBIs in the third game to help lead the way offensively. Simeone was named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week following his stellar outing.
The squad won two more non-conference matchups before dropping two-of-three to Bates the following weekend. Trinity bounced back with a five game winning streak, highlighted by another divisional sweep, this time of Colby. DeRoche improved to 4-1 with eight strikeouts in 7.1 innings in an 8-0 game one victory before the Bantams came from behind twice on Saturday to take the series. On Saturday, Stamatis stole three bases in the doubleheader to break the Trinity season and career records for stolen bases on the same day.
The winning streak was snapped with a loss to Nichols on April 15th but once again the team responded with five more wins in a row. The team closed out the month of April with a NESCAC East series versus Tufts which the Bantams won just once, 7-1, in the finale. First-year Cameron Crowley (Downers Grove, Ill.) tossed a four-hitter with three strikeouts, improving his season record to 7-0, to help lead the way. Senior Tyler Buckley (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) had a three hit afternoon while classmate Ben Reinisch (Troy, N.Y.), junior tri-captain Alex Rodriguez (South Windsor, Conn.) and sophomore Robbie Cronin (Wellesley Hills, Mass.) each tallied a pair of knocks as well. The Bantams finished the regular season with wins over Union and Wesleyan, but after missing the NESCAC Tournament, the team anxiously awaited its NCAA Tournament fate for a week after its final regular season game.
On Saturday of the regional tournament, Trinity fell to Babson, 4-1, forcing an elimination game against Salve Regina later that afternoon. The Bantams kept their run alive with a wild, 7-2 win over the Seahawks thanks in part to a five run eighth inning. Junior Matt Koperniak (Adams, Mass.) went 5-for-5 with two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored to help lead the way as Trinity and Babson were set to square off on Sunday with a spot in the super regionals on the line.