Thursday, April 15, 2010
KALAMAZOO—Calvin took both ends of a doubleheader at Kalamazoo, winning by scores of 12-5 and 6-1. The pair of victories moves Calvin into a tie for fifth place in the MIAA standings with Alma as the Knights are now 6-8 in league play, 9-13 overall and owners of a modest four-game win streak.
In game one, Calvin exploded for nine runs in the top of the first inning, using six hits and two Kalamazoo errors. Sophomore Scott Tipton (Stow, OH) and senior Kyle Gurzynski (Ludington HS) both had two-run RBI singles in the inning while sophomore Tyler Berger had an RBI double. Berger later cranked a two-run homer to left-center in the fifth.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
ALBION - Calvin bounced back with a doubleheader sweep on Saturday to salvage a split of a four-game weekend series with Albion. On Friday, Calvin suffered a pair of defeats to Albion at home but on Saturday, the Knights rode the strong arms of junior righthanders Jeff Groenewold (Chicago, IL) and Keith Spoelstra (Oakland, NJ) for a pair of road wins.
In game one on Saturday, Groenewold went the distance in pitching the Knights to an 8-3 victory. In game two, Spoelstra tossed a complete-game three-hitter in helping the Knights record a 4-1 win.
Friday, April 09, 2010
By Sport Information Student Assistant Derek Neice
Coming into Friday with a 2-6 league record (5-11 overall), and competing desperately to stay in the league race, the Knights were unable to pull off a win in either game of Friday afternoon’s home doubleheader against league opponent Albion College.
Calvin fell to superior pitching in game one, losing by a score of 5-1 and failing to get a runner on base until the sixth inning. Game two saw a much closer game as the offense exploded in the first inning, but Albion managed to put a few more ticks on the run card by the end and won the game 12-8. The losses pushed Calvin’s record to 2-8 in the conference and 5-13 overall.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
HOLLAND—Calvin dropped a pair of games at Hope on Monday, falling 7-1 and 6-2. The Knights are now 5-11 overall and 2-6 in conference play.
Defensive miscues cost Calvin in both games. In game one, Calvin committed three errors which led to four unearned runs. In game two, Calvin commited four errors which led to four more unearned runs. In game two, Calvin outhit Hope 8-6 but stranded eight baserunners.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
The Calvin baseball team split a doubleheader with rival Hope Thursday afternoon at Calvin Field, falling 10-9 in the opener and coming back to win game two 7-4. Junior Peter Steiner ran his career record to 3-0 against Hope with the game two win as he tossed a complete-game victory. Senior Kyle Gurzyski went 3-for-3 in game two with a triple while junior Andrew Bosma went 2-for-4 with a home run. In game one, Hope rallied back from an 8-6 deficit with a three-run sixth inning. Hope had 13 hits and Calvin 10 in game one. Freshman Ben Cok and senior Rob Kool had two hits apiece in game one. Junior Cody Batchelor took the loss in relief of starter Ben Sietsema. -
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
For the second time in his collegiate career, Calvin College junior Keith Spoelstra has been named MIAA Pitcher of the Week in baseball for games played through March 29. Spoelstra also received the award as a freshman during the final week of the 2008 MIAA season.
A native of Oakland, New Jersey, Spoelstra fired a complete-game six-hitter Monday afternoon in pitching the Knights to a 3-1 road victory over defending MIAA champion Adrian. A graduate of Eastern Christian High School, Spoelstra did not allow an earned run, walked one and struck out six in his seven innings of work. Spoelstra is currently 2-1 on the season with a team-leading 19 strikeouts. Calvin returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Hope in a doubleheader at Calvin Field at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, March 29, 2010
ADRIAN - A sterling pitching performance by junior Keith Spoelstra allowed Calvin to gain a split of a doubleheader at Adrian Monday afternoon. A native of Oakland, New Jersey, Spoelstra scattered six hits over seven innings to improve to 2-1 on the season. The Eastern Christian High School graduate struck out six batters and walked only one. Spoelstra received all the run support he would need in the early innings as junior Peter Steiner (Chicago, IL) drove in a run in the top of the first on a single to right and freshman Tyler Tos (Walnut Creek, CA) added a run-scoring single in the second that brought home sophomore Jake VanAlten (Holland Christian HS) who led of the inning with a triple.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
The defending MIAA champion Bulldogs of Adrian jumped on Calvin for a pair of victories Saturday afternoon at Calvin Field, defeating the Knights 9-3 and 7-2 in the MIAA openers for both teams.
Adrian (7-5 overall, 2-0 MIAA) grabbed the early momentum in both games, scoring two runs in the first inning of game one and six runs in the first inning of game two. In game one, Adrian scored two runs in the first and two more in the third before Calvin (3-7 overall, 0-2 MIAA) scored a run in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by senior Kyle Gurzynski (Ludington HS).
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
ORLANDO, FL - The Calvin baseball team suffered a 7-5 defeat to the University of Chicago in Calvin’s spring break finale Wednesday afternoon. Calvin held a lead throughout most of the game but a two-out rally in the ninth inning by Chicago proved to be Calvin’s undoing.
Calvin (3-5) will now prepare to host Adrian on Saturday in a twinbill at 1 p.m. in the MIAA opener for both teams.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
VERO BEACH, FL - The Calvin baseball team upped its season record to 3-4 with a 7-1 victory over Grinnell College Tuesday morning.
Sophomore Brett Cavanaugh (Western Michigan Christian HS) led the way for the Knights with six shutout innings in his first start of the season. Junior Cody Batchelor (Durango, CO) then came on in relief to pitch the final three frames to preserve the win. Junior Andrew Bosma (Holland Christian HS) went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI. Junior Matt Dodrill (Murfreesboro, TN) also went 2-for-3 while sophomore Tyler Berger (Grand Rapids Christian HS) went 2-for-4 with a single and a double.« First < 10 11 12 13 14 > Last »