Friday, May 08, 2009
The Calvin baseball team took two games from Albion on Friday, winning 6-0 in game one and 2-0 in game two. The Knights finish the year at 23-17 and in second place in the final MIAA standings at 20-8. Junior Ben Sietsema tossed the shutout in game one - his third shutout of the year - as he limited the Britons to six hits while upping his season record to 8-2. Senior Nate Pocock ripped a two-run homer while junior Matt Schepel had a run-scoring triple. In game two, sophomore Jeff Groenewold went the distance for his first collegiate shutout victory. Groenewold gave up just three hits while Pocock ripped another two-run homer.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
By Chaz Amidon
GRAND RAPIDS—Senior Day at Calvin Field couldn’t have been sweeter for the Calvin baseball team.
Nate Pocock went 6-for-7 at the plate, Chris Blacklidge belted a solo homerun in Game Two and the Knights’ offense engineered a 27-run afternoon in a doubleheader sweep of Albion, 12-3 and 15-1.
Monday, May 04, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS—A late-inning comeback by the visiting Bulldogs of Adrian prevented Calvin from gaining a doubleheader sweep Monday afternoon. Calvin captured Monday’s opener 7-3 but fell 7-5 in game two after leading 5-1 through five innings. The game two victory allowed Adrian to clinch the outright MIAA title and earn the league’s automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA III Tournament.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
By Bruce Van Baren
Calvin coach John Sparks entered Saturday’s double-header against Olivet with his hands tied. The Knights depleted pitching staff was beginning a stretch of ten conference games in eight days.
The Knights faced second-place Olivet in a four-game series Friday and Saturday and will host a makeup double-header with first-place Adrian on Monday. Calvin also is scheduled to take on Albion in a four game series next weekend.
Pieter Steiner (Chicago, IL/Glenbrook South) and Keith Spoelstra (Oakland, NJ/Eastern Christian) delivered for the Knights with complete game performances. Calvin (18-16, 15-7 MIAA) swept a double-header from Olivet (19-16, 15-9 MIAA) at Calvin Field to take sole possession of second-place in the MIAA standings.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
OLIVET – The Calvin baseball team gained a doubleheader split at Olivet Friday afternoon, dropping the opener 6-1 and then coming back to win the nightcap 8-6 in eight innings.
The Knights are now 16-16 overall and 13-7 in the MIAA while Olivet is 15-7 in league play.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Calvin baseball doubleheader scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until Friday, May 1, because of rain. The doubleheader on Friday is slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. at Olivet. The two teams will then play at Calvin on Saturday in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Rain in West Michigan has also moved the MIAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournaments indoors. Updated sites and times can be found on the MIAA website at:MIAA Website
The MIAA Track and Field Championships are also underway at Albion and will continue Thursday and Friday. Check out the MIAA website for more information.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
By Chaz Amidon
GRAND RAPIDS—Jockeying for position in the MIAA, the Knights have their sights set on Olivet and Adrian—not Aquinas, their cross-town rival in the WHAC.
And even though Tuesday’s loss to the Saints didn’t affect Calvin’s hunt for the league title, it felt like it.
The Knights squandered a 4-1 lead and gave up a nine-run eighth inning to the Saints, who, after beating Calvin 5-3 in last year’s meeting at Fifth-Third Ballpark, notched a 10-4 win at Calvin Field.
Monday, April 27, 2009
For the first time in his collegiate career, Calvin College junior Matt Schepel has been named the MIAA Player of the Week in baseball. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Schepel shares this week’s award with Alma third baseman Jeremy Stephens.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Calvin’s baseball doubleheader with Adrian was postponed on Saturday with the score tied 3-3 in the third inning of game one.
Friday, April 24, 2009
ADRIAN – In the opening day of a four-game series with nationally-ranked Adrian, Calvin gained a doubleheader split, defeating the 21st-ranked Bulldogs 8-2 in game one before falling 11-8 in game two.« First < 11 12 13 14 15 >