Sunday, March 17, 2013
On Saturday, Calvin faced Augsburg College (MN) in a pair of games and dropped both contests. Calvin lost the opener 6-5 and then dropped game two 16-10. Calvin is now 1-5 on the year.In the opener against Augsburg, sophomore Grant VanPutten (Holland/Holland Christian HS) had a single, RBI and a run scored while freshman Michael Kamp (Homer Glen, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had an RBI triple. In game two, VanPutten went 2 for 3 with a double while freshman Jalen Bouma (Ann Arbor/Ann Arbor Huron HS) went 2 for 4 with a double and a triple. Cok also had a double and three runs batted in. Calvin will face Williams (Mass.) in a single game on Monday at 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
TUCSON, AZ - Calvin split a doubleheader on the first day of its spring trip in Arizona, defeating Bethany Lutheran 7-4 in the opener before falling 14-8 in the nightcap. In game one, junior righthander Jeff Victor (Holland/Holland Christian HS) picked up the win to improve to 1-1 on the year. Senior Ben Cok (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) went 2 for 3 ast the plate with a double, triple and three runs batted in. Junior catcher Kyle Spoelma (Grand Rapids/South Christian HS) went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. As a team, Calvin had 11 hits.In game two, junior Grant VanderWall (Wyoming/South Christian HS) took the loss to fall to 0-1 on the year. Sophomore Garrett Harder (Fenwick/West Michigan Lutheran HS) went 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Freshman Jordan VanderWall (Wyoming/South Christian HS) also collected two runs batted in as Calvin collected 12 hits as a team. Calvin is set to face Augsburg (MN) in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Calvin College holds the lead in the latest set of MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings as well as in the standings for the MIAA Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Awards. Calvin has a first place total of 147 points in the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings with Hope second with 126 points. In the men’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 68 points with Hope second with 56 points. In the women’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 79 points with Hope second with 70 points. This year, Calvin has captured nine MIAA regular season championships, winning league titles in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving.
Friday, March 01, 2013
The Calvin baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader with Defiance Friday afternoon, falling 6-5 and 7-5. In the opener, Calvin held a 5-1 lead only to see Defiance score five runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the game. Sophomore Nate Schepers (Holland Christian HS) tossed five shutout innings to start the game. Sophomore Grant VanPutten (Holland Christian HS) went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases. Junior Cory Laster (Ludington HS) took the loss. In game two, Calvin held a 4-3 lead but could not make it stand up as the Yellow Jackets again came from behind for the win. VanPutten went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base while junior Jack Jorgenson (Milwaukee Lutheran HS) had a single and two runs scored. Junior Jeff Victor (Holland Christian HS) took the loss for the Knights.The two teams are scheduled to play a single nine-inning game on Saturday.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Calvin baseball team has been picked to finish fourth in the MIAA preseason coaches’ poll. Four-time defending champion Adrian was selected to repeat as Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion. The Bulldogs, who ran away with last seasonís championship with a 24-4 record, finishing six games ahead of their nearest competition, received seven of a possible eight first-place votes in the coaches poll. Hope, which was picked to finish second, received the other first-place vote. Coaches could not vote for their own team. Poll Results (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Adrian (7) 7 pts. 2. Hope (1) 15. 3. Trine 18. 4. Calvin 25. 5. Albion 30. 6. Alma 42. 6. Olivet 42. 8. Kalamazoo 45. For a preseason outlook, please visit the Calvin website for an audio interview with head Calvin baseball coach John Sparks at: John Sparks Preseason Audio Interview
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A record-setting fall sports season has allowed Calvin to build an early lead in the MIAA Commissionerís Cup Standings. Through the recently completed MIAA fall sports season, Calvin leads the standings with 100 points, four points better than Hope. In the MIAA Womenís All-Sports Standings, Calvin has a first place total of 58 points with Hope second with 53. Hope leads the MIAA Menís All-Sports standings with 43 points, one point better than Calvin. This fall, Calvin captured a record six MIAA titles Ė winning conference crowns in menís and womenís soccer, volleyball, menís and womenís cross country, menís golf and volleyball.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The 2011-12 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic - Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 123 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the list. The honor roll recognizes scholar-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2010-11 academic year. A student needed to have won a varsity letter in a sport to be eligible. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll program was initiated in 1990 to recognize students at MIAA member colleges who excel both in athletics and in the classroom.
Monday, August 13, 2012
What: 2012 Calvin Baseball November Skills camp
When: Saturday Nov. 10th 9:00 am Ė 1:30 pm - Hitting and Baserunning from 9-11 a.m./ Pitching or Defensive Skills from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: The Spoelhof Arena Complex on the campus of Calvin
Who: Any player grade 9-12
Cost: $ 80.00, lunch included!
Friday, June 01, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
“Third basemen (around the league) will be glad when he graduates,Ē said menís athletic director Jim Timmer, about Calvin baseball senior Jake Van Alten. Van Alten, a four-year starter in the outfield, is a bunt specialist. Continued Timmer: ďHeís got 400 at-bats in his Calvin career, and I think he has squared to bunt in about 350 of them.Ē
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Calvin College junior Ben Cok has been named to the All-MIAA first team in baseball. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Cok batted .321 in 28 league games this spring while driving in 17 runs and scoring 18 runs himself. He was credited with nine extra-base hits including three home runs. He had a slugging percentage of .526. He was also 11-for-12 in stole base attempts. Cok finished tied for second in the MIAA in home runs, tied for sixth in runs scored, tied for fourth in runs batted in, tied for fifth in total bases and tied for second in stolen bases. He also led the MIAA in walks (16) and was third in on-base percentage (.444) and slugging percentage. A third baseman, Cok is receiving All-MIAA first team honors for the first time in his career.« First < 2 3 4 5 6 > Last »