MIAA Champions 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
MIAA Tournament Champions 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
NCAA Regional Tournament 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Average 30 wins a season since 2007
Set School Record with 40 Wins in 2012
2013 NFCA DIII Leadoff Classic Gold Champions
Thursday's softball game against Grove City at the Dot Richardson Spring Games has been canceled due to rain. The Thunder return to action Friday at 1:00 p.m. against Elizabethtown.
CLERMONT, FLA.-- The 16th-ranked Trine softball team powered past Finlandia for a 12-4 victory Thursday morning at the Dot Richardson Spring Games.
Carly Searles (Levering, Mich./Petoskey) went 4-4 with a homer, three RBI's, a steal and two runs scored to pace the Thunder. Jamie Schnarr (Kettering, Ohio/Kettering) added a pair of hits and three RBI's. Haleigh Daniels (Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton) drove in two runs and reached base in all three of her plate appearances. The Thunder put 19 runners on base in the five-inning game. Breanna Hynes homered and drove in three runs for the Lions. Trine improves to 6-1 on the season with the victory. Finlandia falls to 5-6 overall.
Finlandia struck first, scoring two runs in the top of the first. The Lions plated a run on an error, and added a run on a RBI-double by Hynes to take a 2-0 lead.
Searles got the Thunder right back in it with a leadoff homer to cut the deficit to one. Schnarr added a two-out, two-run double to give the Thunder a 3-2 lead. The Thunder would not trail the rest of the game.
Trine tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the second. Kendra Marshall (Leesburg, Ind./Warsaw) drew a bases-loaded walk and Rachel Harris (Uniontown, Ohio/Hoover) added a sacrifice fly in the inning.
A two-run blast in the top of the third by Hynes cut the Thunder lead to 5-4. An RBI-single by Searles scored Daniels in the bottom of the inning to give Trine a two-run lead.
The Thunder blew the game open with a five-run fourth. Trine loaded the bases with none out before an RBI-single to left by Schnarr scored the first one of the inning. Catherine Porter (Canton, Mich./Plymouth Canton) added an RBI on a fielder's choice before a two-run double by Daniels made the score 10-4. Searles capped the inning with an RBI-single.
Kaitlyn Clark (Mount Juliet, Tenn./Wilson Central) scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fifth for the final 12-4 margin.
Trine's afternoon game with Grove City was suspended with the Thunder leading 6-0 in the second inning due to weather.