Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

The Official Website of Trine University Athletics

Sun Mar 01
Final - 5 innings
0 Northland
11 vs. Trine
@ Clermont, Fla.
Sun Mar 01
Final
4 Trine
5 vs. Wartburg
@ Clermont, Fla
Mon Mar 02
Final - 8 innings
9 Trine
7 vs. Saint Benedict
@ Clermont, Fla. The Spring Games
Mon Mar 02
Final
1 Roanoke
6 vs. Trine
@ Clermont, Fla. The Spring Games
Tue Mar 03
Final
3 Johnson & Wales (RI)
7 vs. Trine
@ Clermont, Fla.
Tue Mar 03
Final - 5 innings
12 Trine
0 vs. Eastern Nazarene
@ Clermont, Fla. PFX Spring Games
Thu Mar 05
Final
2 Trine
3 at York (Pa.)
Thu Mar 05
Final
4 MSOE
5 vs. Trine
Fri Mar 06
Final
2 Trine
4 vs. Mount Union
@ Clermont, FL - Legends Way Ballfields - The Spring Games
Fri Mar 06
Final
4 Cornell College
6 vs. Trine
@ Clermont, Fla.
Sat Mar 14
Cancelled
Trine
vs. Muskingum
@ Depauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Mar 14
Cancelled
Trine
at DePauw
Sat Mar 21
Cancelled
Greenville
vs. Trine
@ Lexington, Ky.
Sat Mar 21
Cancelled
Greenville
vs. Trine
@ Lexington, Ky.
Sun Mar 22
Cancelled
Trine
at Transylvania
Pio Classic
Sun Mar 22
Cancelled
Trine
at Transylvania
Pio Classic
Tue Mar 24
Cancelled
Ohio Northern
vs. Trine
Tue Mar 24
Cancelled
Ohio Northern
vs. Trine
Sat Mar 28
Cancelled
Trine
at Saint Mary's
Sat Mar 28
Cancelled
Trine
at Saint Mary's
Tue Mar 31
Cancelled
Trine
at Adrian
Tue Mar 31
Cancelled
Trine
at Adrian
Sat Apr 04
Cancelled
Olivet
vs. Trine
Sat Apr 04
Cancelled
Olivet
vs. Trine
Sun Apr 05
Cancelled
Trine
at Anderson (Ind.)
Sun Apr 05
Cancelled
Trine
at Anderson (Ind.)
Wed Apr 08
Cancelled
Kalamazoo
vs. Trine
Wed Apr 08
Cancelled
Kalamazoo
vs. Trine
Sat Apr 11
Cancelled
Alma
vs. Trine
Sat Apr 11
Cancelled
Alma
vs. Trine
Thu Apr 16
Cancelled
Trine
at Albion
Thu Apr 16
Cancelled
Trine
at Albion
Sat Apr 18
Cancelled
Trine
at Calvin
Sat Apr 18
Cancelled
Trine
at Calvin
Wed Apr 22
Cancelled
Hope
vs. Trine
Wed Apr 22
Cancelled
Hope
vs. Trine
Wed Mar 17
Final - 8 innings
2 Anderson (Ind.)
3 vs. Trine
Wed Mar 17
Final
1 Anderson (Ind.)
8 vs. Trine
Sat Mar 20
Final
1 Trine
0 vs. Ill. Wesleyan
@ Lexington, KY
Sat Mar 20
Final
0 Trine
1 vs. DePauw
@ Lexington, KY
Sun Mar 21
Final
7 DePauw
2 vs. Trine
@ Lexington, Ky.
Sun Mar 21
Cancelled
Anderson (Ind.)
vs. Trine
@ Georgetown, Ky. (Great Crossing Ball Park) Pioneer Classic
Sun Mar 21
Final
6 Trine
5 at Transylvania
Tue Mar 23
Final - 5 innings
0 Manchester
12 vs. Trine
Tue Mar 23
Final - 8 innings
7 Manchester
8 vs. Trine
Wed Mar 24
Final
2 Defiance
3 vs. Trine
Wed Mar 24
Final
5 Defiance
4 vs. Trine
Fri Mar 26
Final - 6 innings
14 Adrian
2 vs. Trine
Fri Mar 26
Final
5 Hope
8 vs. Trine
Sat Mar 27
Final - 5 innings
8 Trine
0 at Olivet
Sat Mar 27
Final
1 Alma
3 vs. Trine
@ Olivet, Mich.
Wed Mar 31
Final - 6 innings
8 Trine
0 at Kalamazoo
See Fan Policy
Wed Mar 31
Final
4 Trine
0 at Kalamazoo
See Fan Policy
Sat Apr 03
Final
1 Albion
3 vs. Trine
Sat Apr 03
Final - 5 innings
3 Albion
16 vs. Trine
Tue Apr 06
Final
0 Saint Mary's
4 vs. Trine
Tue Apr 06
Final - 5 innings
4 Saint Mary's
14 vs. Trine
Fri Apr 09
Final
5 Trine
6 vs. Alma
@ Holland
Fri Apr 09
Final
2 Trine
1 at Hope
Spectators limited to approved Hope and Trine fans only
Sat Apr 10
Cancelled
Trine
at Albion
No Outside Spectators
Sat Apr 10
Cancelled
Adrian
vs. Trine
@ At Albion
Wed Apr 14
Final
2 Calvin
5 vs. Trine
Wed Apr 14
Final
2 Calvin
5 vs. Trine
Fri Apr 16
Final - 5 innings
1 Kalamazoo
10 vs. Trine
Fri Apr 16
Final
7 Calvin
3 vs. Trine
Sat Apr 17
Final - 5 innings
15 Trine
0 at Olivet
Sat Apr 17
Final - 6 innings
0 Saint Mary's
8 vs. Trine
@ Olivet, Mich.
Thu Apr 22
Final - 5 innings
9 Trine
1 at Olivet
Thu Apr 22
Final
5 Trine
0 at Olivet
Sat Apr 24
Final - 5 innings
0 Adrian
11 vs. Trine
Sat Apr 24
Final - 6 innings
0 Adrian
6 vs. Trine
Sun Apr 25
Final
5 Trine
0 at Alma
Sun Apr 25
Final - 5 innings
12 Trine
4 at Alma
Sat May 01
Final - 8 innings
6 Trine
7 at Hope
Spectators limited to approved Hope and Trine fans only
Sat May 01
Final
5 Trine
6 at Hope
Thu May 06
Final
9 Kalamazoo
12 vs. Trine
MIAA Tournament Pool A Game 1
Fri May 07
Final
4 Alma
5 vs. Trine
MIAA Tournament Pool A Game 4
Mon May 10
Cancelled
Alma
vs. Trine
MIAA Tournament Pool A Game 6
Fri Mar 04
Final
5 Chris. Newport
0 vs. Trine
@ Columbus, Ga. NFCA D3 Leadoff Classic
Fri Mar 04
Final - 9 innings
0 Trine
1 vs. Belhaven
@ Columbus, Ga. NFCA D3 Leadoff Classic
Sat Mar 05
Final - 9 innings
2 Trine
3 vs. East Tex. Baptist
@ Columbus, GA NFCA D3 Leadoff Classic
Sat Mar 05
Final
6 Texas Lutheran
2 vs. Trine
@ Columbus, GA NFCA D3 Leadoff Classic
Sun Mar 06
Final
6 Eastern Conn. St.
3 vs. Trine
@ Columbus, Ga NFCA D3 Leadoff Classic
Sun Mar 06
Final
1 Trine
2 vs. Randolph-Macon
@ Columbus, Ga. NFCA D3 Leadoff Classic
Wed Mar 09
Final - 8 innings
1 Trine
2 vs. Husson
@ Clermont, Fla. The Spring Games
Wed Mar 09
Final - 5 innings
0 Delaware Valley
12 vs. Trine
@ Clermont, Fl The Spring Games
Thu Mar 10
Cancelled
Muskingum
vs. Trine
@ Clermont, Fla.
Thu Mar 10
Final
8 Trine
0 vs. Saint Joseph's (Me.)
@ Sleepy Hollow The Spring Games - DELAYED
Fri Mar 11
Final
3 Trine
1 vs. Penn St.-Behrend
@ Clermont, Fla. Hancock Field 1
Fri Mar 11
Final
0 Rowan
3 vs. Trine
@ Clermont, FL The Spring Games
Sat Mar 19
Final
3 DePauw
1 vs. Trine
@ ETown Sports Complex
Sat Mar 19
Final
6 Trine
7 vs. Wartburg
@ Etown Sports Complex
Sun Mar 20
Final
6 Trine
5 vs. Ill. Wesleyan
@ Elizabethtown, Ky.
Sun Mar 20
Final
4 Transylvania
5 vs. Trine
@ Elizabethtown, Ky.
Wed Mar 23
Postponed
Trine
at Anderson (Ind.)
Wed Mar 23
Postponed
Trine
at Anderson (Ind.)
Sat Mar 26
Postponed
Hiram
vs. Trine
Sat Mar 26
Postponed
Hiram
vs. Trine
Wed Mar 30
Final
8 Trine
0 at Anderson (Ind.)
Wed Mar 30
Final - 5 innings
9 Trine
0 at Anderson (Ind.)
Sun Apr 03
Final - 5 innings
0 Hiram
8 vs. Trine
Sun Apr 03
Final - 5 innings
2 Hiram
13 vs. Trine
Sun Apr 10
Postponed
Ohio Northern
vs. Trine
Sun Apr 10
Final - 6 innings
9 Trine
0 at Albion
Originally Scheduled for 4/9
Sun Apr 10
Final
7 Trine
2 at Albion
Originally Scheduled for 4/9
Sun Apr 10
Postponed
Ohio Northern
vs. Trine
Wed Apr 13
Postponed
Trine
at Saint Mary's
Wed Apr 13
Postponed
Trine
at Saint Mary's
Thu Apr 14
Final - 5 innings
25 Trine
0 at Saint Mary's
Originally scheduled for 4/13
Thu Apr 14
Final - 5 innings
16 Trine
1 at Saint Mary's
Originally scheduled for 4/13
Fri Apr 15
Final
3 Trine
0 at Calvin
Game moved from April 16
Fri Apr 15
Final
4 Trine
7 at Calvin
Game moved from April 16
Mon Apr 18
Cancelled
Trine
at Defiance
Rescheduled from 3/27
Mon Apr 18
Cancelled
Trine
at Defiance
Rescheduled from 3/27
Tue Apr 19
Final
6 Kalamazoo
4 vs. Trine
Originally Scheduled for 4/18
Tue Apr 19
Final - 5 innings
0 Kalamazoo
12 vs. Trine
Originally Scheduled for 4/18
Thu Apr 21
Final - 5 innings
0 Olivet
18 vs. Trine
Thu Apr 21
Final - 5 innings
1 Olivet
23 vs. Trine
Sat Apr 23
Final
7 Trine
0 at Adrian
Sat Apr 23
Final
7 Trine
0 at Adrian
Wed Apr 27
Final
0 Alma
4 vs. Trine
Wed Apr 27
Final - 6 innings
2 Alma
10 vs. Trine
Sat Apr 30
Final
4 Hope
8 vs. Trine
Sat Apr 30
Final
1 Hope
4 vs. Trine
Thu May 05
Final
0 Alma
1 vs. Trine
MIAA Tournament
Sat May 07
Final
0 Calvin
5 vs. Trine
MIAA Tournament Game 4
Sat May 07
Final
1 Hope
6 vs. Trine
MIAA Tournament Game 6
Fri May 13
Final
0 Wis.-Eau Claire
3 vs. Trine
NCAA Regional - Game 2
Sat May 14
Final
4 North Central (Ill.)
8 vs. Trine
NCAA Regional - Game 3
Sun May 15
Final
0 North Central (Ill.)
6 vs. Trine
NCAA Regional - Game 6
Fri May 20
Final
0 Case Western Reserve
1 vs. Trine
NCAA DIII Championship - Super Regional Game 1
Sat May 21
Final
2 Case Western Reserve
6 vs. Trine
NCAA DIII Championship - Super Regional Game 2
Thu May 26
Final - 8 innings
4 Trine
2 vs. Eastern Conn. St.
@ Salem, VA Postponed: Continuation at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, 5/27 -- Game 4 - NCAA Division III Championship Finals Pool Play
Sat May 28
Final - 5 innings
1 Salisbury
9 vs. Trine
@ Salem, VA Game 8 - NCAA Division III Championship Finals Pool Play
Sun May 29
Final
0 Berry
5 vs. Trine
@ Salem, VA Game 12 - NCAA Division III Championship Finals Pool Play
Mon May 30
Final
3 Trine
6 vs. Chris. Newport
@ Salem, VA Game 15 - NCAA Division III Championship Finals - Championship Series Game 1
Tue May 31
Final
3 Chris. Newport
0 vs. Trine
@ Salem, VA Game 16 - NCAA Division III Championship Finals - Championship Series Game 2
View Full Schedule

Thunder Win! Advance to First Ever Championship Series!

Thunder Win! Advance to First Ever Championship Series!

SALEM, Va. – The Trine University softball team dispatched the tenth best team in the country to secure their first ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Softball Championship Series. The team would defeat Berry College, who was ranked tenth in the latest NFCA national poll and seeded fifth among the final eight teams, by the score of 5-0.

For the first time in Salem it was a new pitcher starting in the circle for the Thunder, junior Anna Koeppl (Perrysburg, Ohio / Perrysburg) who started the game by holding the Vikings off the base paths in the first inning. In the second she allowed a hit and hit a batter, but was able to work out of the jam to keep the game scoreless.

Trine found some offense of their own in the bottom of the second. Senior Ashley Swartout (Westfield, Ind. / Westfield) led off the inning with a single. Emily Wheaton (Kalamazoo, Mich. / Hackett Catholic) would enter the game as a pinch runner and promptly stole second base. A double from freshman Emma Beyer (Rochester, Mich. / Stoney Creek) put runners on second and third with just one out on the board.

Senior Mercede Daugherty (Watervliet, Mich. / Watervliet) then attempted the squeeze bunt. It worked bringing home Wheaton from third. A bad throw by the Vikings allowed Daugherty to reach first safely and Beyer was able to scamper home.

Koeppl would secure the 2-0 lead in the third, but ran into some trouble again in the top of the fourth. This time she faced runners on second and third with only one out and it forced a change from the Trine coaching staff. Sophomore Lauren Clausen (Elk Grove, Ill. / Elk Grove) entered the game and forced two popups to escape the inning and preserve the lead.

Clausen stymied the Vikings again in the top of the fifth brining the Thunder back to the plate, having gone run less in their last two trips to the plate. Junior Anna Gill (Ashville, Ohio / Teays Valley) led off the inning with a single before following it up by stealing second. It looked like that would be the extent of the threat with the next two batters recording outs for the team, but senior Taylor Murdock (Lapel, Ind. / Lapel) reached on an error leaving runners on the corners for junior Amanda Prather (Indianapolis, Ind. / Roncalli). Prather doubled down on her heroics from yesterday sending another ball over the left field fence for the three-run homer giving the team a 5-0 lead.

That lead remained in the top of the seventh, bringing Berry to the plate with just three outs left before elimination. Clausen gave up a hit to start the inning, but freshman Ainsley Phillips (Yorktown, Ind. / Yorktown) would throw the runner out at second on a steal attempt. The next batter drew a walk, but Clausen followed it up with a popup to second and then a groundout to secure the victory for the team.

It is the first time in program history that Trine has reached the final series. They are guaranteed to finish better than their last trip to the national championship when they finished tied for third in the country, the current best finish in program history.

They will face a tough task to win their first championship facing off with the top-ranked team in the country, and the top-seeded team in Salem, from Christopher Newport University. The Captains are 45-1 so far this season, with their lone loss coming in late March. They secured their spot in the final series earlier today with an extra-inning victory over last year's tournament runner up Texas Lutheran University.

The two teams will face each other for the opening game of the best of three championship series tomorrow, Monday, May 30 at 1:30 p.m. The second game is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. with a third if-necessary game to follow.