The Trine Thunder baseball team ran their record to 18-14 overall, and 12-8 in the MIAA conference, as they won 4 games over the weekend against the Olivet Comets. The scores were 5-2, 4-3, 3-1, and 6-2.
Trine got excellent starting pitching from Kale Popp, Jake Rightnowar, Braxton Siddons, and Mike Sentman.
A big 5 run first inning was the key in game one. Key hits from Matt Zurbriggan & Ethan Prebynski in the seventh inning were the difference in game two.
Then yesterday, up at Olivet, Brian Hoeper launched a mammoth home run in conditions that were cold and blustery to say the least to propel the Thunder in game one. Game two saw Trine explode for 5 runs in the seventh inning to give them the win.
By virtue of the sweep, the Thunder solidified their hold on 2nd place in the conference standings with 8 games to go in the regular season.
Trine hosts Kalamazoo for a DH on Saturday, then they travel to Kalamazoo on Sunday for 2 more to finish off the weekend series.