Hastings College used a five-run fifth inning to take command of the game and held off the Foresters' rally attempt for the 6-3 win.
The Broncos took a 1-0 lead in the first and then blew the game open with five runs on six hits in the top of the fifth. HU got two of them back in its half of the fifth and added one more in the sixth, but it was as close as they would get.
The Foresters out-hit Hastings 13-12 with Ashley McCann providing a 3-3 performance at the plate. Brandi Gower, Brittany Gower and Megan Smith each drove in a run for HU. Lauren Ward took the loss for the Foresters after giving up five runs on six hits in two innings of work.
The loss drops HU to 4-2 on the season.