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Walk-Off win for softball in Monday opener

Photo by Kimberly Moss
Photo by Kimberly Moss

CLERMONT, Fla. - The Kalamazoo College softball team won on a walk-off single in a 3-2 win over Worcester St. on Monday.

Worcester St. scored in the top of the first inning and held the lead until Kalamazoo tied in the bottom of the fifth.

The Lancers pulled ahead again with a run in the top of the seventh. Ashley Schiffer led off the bottom of the seventh with a single up the middle. Kalamazoo loaded the bases after a pair of bunt singles and scored the tying run on a fielders choice. A flyout brought Hayleigh Alamo to the plate with two outs where she promptly ripped a single through the left side to drive in Isabella Kirck from second for the win.

Alyssa Heitkamp and Fiona Summers each had a pair of hits for Kalamazoo while Erin DuRoss struck out seven on the mound in the win.

Kalamazoo defeated D'Youville 7-5 in the second game.

Kalamazoo scored seven runs in the second inning and held off several rallies to hold on for the win.

Hayleigh Alamo had two hits and two RBIs while Nori Seita and Liv Knivila pitched for the Hornets.

Kalamazoo plays its final two Florida games Tuesday afternoon against Hendrix and Thomas.