RICHMOND, Ind. - The Kalamazoo College baseball team lost its season opener 6-4 at Earlham College on Saturday.
Kalamazoo got off to a rocky start allowing four runs in the bottom of the first. Earlham added another run in the fourth before Kalamazoo made it a 5-1 game in the top of the fifth. The Hornets added two more runs in the top of the eighth but trailed 6-3 heading to the ninth. Kalamazoo pushed one run across before a pair of ground outs ended the Hornet comeback.
Kalamazoo had 11 hits in the game compared to nine for the Quakers.
Aaron Schwark took the loss in five innings of work.
Kalamazoo and Earlham meet again Sunday with a doubleheader scheduled to start at noon.