KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College softball team handed Trine just its second loss of the season as the Hornets defeated the fourth-ranked Thunder 9-5 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday.
Kalamazoo led off the third inning with six straight hits leading to five runs in the inning.
Trine hit a home run in the bottom of the third to make it a 5-2 game.
Kalamazoo used a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth to score two more runs making it 7-2 Hornets.
Kalamazoo added two runs in the top of the seventh to take a 9-3 lead with three outs remaining.
Trine hit a 2-run home run in the bottom half to make it 9-5, and had a runner on base before lining into a double play to end the game.
Kalamazoo lost the opening game 3-0.
The Thunder hit solo home runs in the second, third and sixth innings while accumulating five hits overall.
Briana Huisken ripped a double down the third base line for Kalamazoo's first hit in the fifth. Erin DuRoss was inches short of a home run with a double off the top of the fence in left-centerfield in the seventh.
DuRoss struck out five Thunder batters while not allowing a walk in the loss.
Kalamazoo returns to action on Sunday, April 9 with a 2 p.m. start at Alma.