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.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A late-inning comeback came up just short for the Calvin baseball team Wednesday afternoon as the Knights suffered an 8-6 non-conference loss to visiting Davenport University.
Monday, April 20, 2009
For the second time this spring, Calvin College junior Ben Sietsema has been named the MIAA’s Pitcher of the Week. Sietsema, a junior from Ada (NorthPointe Christian HS), fired a five-hit shutout in leading the Knights to a 1-0 victory over Trine last Thursday.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Calvin baseball’s bid for its first conference sweep came up short Saturday afternoon at Calvin Field as the Knights (14-12, 11-5 MIAA) split with Trine (7-20, 3-13 MIAA).
Calvin’s sixth inning rally gave the Knights an 8-6 come-from-behind win in game one. But the Knights only managed three hits off of Trine starting pitcher Cameron Heckley in the second game and fell 5-1.« First < 12 13 14 15 16 >