FRANKLIN, Ind. - The Kalamazoo College softball team split its season-opening doubleheader at Franklin College on Saturday. Kalamazoo won the opener 2-1 before dropping the second game 7-5.
Franklin scored a run in the bottom of the seventh and had runners on second and third with two outs when a fly out to centerfield ended the game.
Franklin had eight hits in the game compared to five by Kalamazoo.
Luzadre struck out two in the complete-game win on the mound.
Kalamazoo led 4-0 after three innings, but a five-run fourth put the Grizzlies on top. Kalamazoo tied it at 5-5 in the top of the fifth before Franklin scored a run in the bottom half and another in the sixth to take the 7-5 lead. Kalamazoo put one runner on in the seventh.
Each team had eight hits in the game.
Kalamazoo is scheduled to play its home opener next Saturday, March 14 against Bluffton.