Sports Preview: Baseball


Spring is rapidly approaching, and along with that comes baseball season. Here are a few things about Calvin’s team this upcoming season.

Key Returning Players:

Ben Cok (Sr.), Right Fielder
Grant Van Putten (Sop.), Center Fielder
Kyle Spoelma (Jr.), Catcher
Tyler Tos (Sr.), Outfielder
Mike Fuller (Sr.), second Baseman

Key Returning Pitchers:

Nate Schepers (So.)
Grant VanderWall (Jr.)
Jeff Victor (Jr.)

New Faces to Look For:

Jalen Bouma (Fr.), Shortstop
Michael Kamp (Fr.), Third Baseman


“We are excited about the upcoming season. The team has prepared well during the offseason and now into February. Our strength is in the experience we have returning from last season’s team which was exceptionally young. This is a close knit bunch of guys who have worked hard and as a coaching staff we are excited to see what is in store for us this season.” – head coach John Sparks


March 1 v. Defiance College in Florence, Kent.
March 2 v. Defiance College in Florence, Kent.
March 14 – 20 Spring Break Trip to Tucson, Arizona
March 15 v. Bethany Lutheran
March 16 v. Augsuburg
March 18 v. Williams
March 19 v. Williams
March 19 v. Macalester
March 22 v. Trine (2)
March 23 @ Trine (2)
March 29 @ Olivet (2)
March 30 v. Olivet (2)
April 2 @ Aquinas (1)
April 5 @ Kalamazoo (2)
April 6 v. Kalamazoo (2)
April 11 v. Adrian (2)
April 13 @ Adrian (2)
April 19 @ Alma (2)
April 22 v. Alma (2)
April 25 v. Albion (2)
April 27 @ Albion (2)
April 29 @ Cornerstone (1)
May 3  v. Hope (2)
May 4  @ Hope (2)
May 8-10 MIAA Tournament
May 15-18 NCAA III Regional Tournament

About the Author

Jess Koster

Jess Koster is the Chimes sports editor for the 2013-14 school year. This is her third year on the job. She absolutely loves sports and would love to get a job with a professional team. She loves the statistics of sports, which is why she's an accounting major.

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