Tuesday, May 01, 2012
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin lefthander Joe Lambers its Pitcher of the Week for games played through April 30. Lambers, a senior from Grosse Pointe (Grosse Pointe South HS), teamed up with Nate Schepers to throw Calvin’s first no-hitter ever in an MIAA game as the Knights defeated Albion, 6-2. Lambers struck out eight and walked two in five innings of work as Calvin recorded the first no-hitter in an MIAA game since 2009. He also struck out seven and allowed two earned runs in 5-1/3 innings in a 4-1 loss to Alma. Lambers is being honored as Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career.
Friday, April 27, 2012
By Andrew Knot
Joe Lambers and Nate Schepers combined for a no-hitter on Friday, helping Calvin to a 6-2 victory over Albion on Friday. The no-hitter is the first by Calvin in an MIAA contest. A senior at Calvin, Lambers pitched the first five innings, striking out eight and walking two, while Schepers (Holland Christian HS), a freshman, came on to pitch the final two innings, walking one batter. The no-hitter was the 26th in an MIAA game since 1958 and the first since Hope’s Derek Fairchild tossed a no-no against Albion in 2009. It is also the first combined no-hitter recorded since 1958. Calvin then came back to win 11-3 in game two behind a 12-hit attack. Freshman Grant Van Putten (Holland Christian HS), senior Scott Tipton (Stow, OH), freshman Ben Wohl (Canton, Mich.) and junior Drew Vos (Grand Rapids Christian HS) all had two hits apiece. Schepers came on in relief of sophomore starter Grant Vander Wall to gain the win to run his season record to 4-2.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Photo by Sandy Palmatter
ALBION - Calvin dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Albion on Wednesday, falling by scores of 3-0 and 4-3. Sophomore Cory Laster (Ludington HS) got the start for Calvin and took the loss to fall to 1-4 on the year. Calvin had six players gain a hit including a double by sophomore Kyle Spoelma (Kentwood/South Christian HS). In game two, freshman Tom Bouwkamp (Pella, IA/Pella Christian HS) took the loss for Calvin in relief of sophomore starter Jeff Victor (Holland/Holland Christian HS). Bouwkamp is 0-2 on the year. Junior Mike Fuller (Sylvania, OH/Southview HS) had a pair of hits for Calvin including a double.The two teams are back in action on Friday with a doubleheader at Calvin scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Calvin baseball team split a doubleheader with Alma on Tuesday, winning the opener 4-2 before falling 4-1 in game two. Alma took three of the four games in the series. In Tuesday’s opener, sophomore Grant VanderWall went the distance to pick up the win. VanderWall went the distance to pick up his third win of the season. VanderWall struck out five and scattered five hits in seven innings of work. Freshman Grant VanPutten had a pair of hits while Kyle Spoelma went 3-for-3. In game two, senior Joe Lambers took the loss, falling to 3-4 on the year. Freshman Spencer Schuiling had two of Calvin’s five hits in the loss. Calvin returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Albion for a 2 p.m. twinbill.
Monday, April 23, 2012
The Calvin baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader with visiting Alma Monday afternoon at Calvin Field, falling 3-2 in game one and 8-5 in game two. The Knights now stand alone in eighth place in the MIAA standings at 5-13. Game one went to extra innings as the Scots blooped a two-out RBI single in the top of the seventh to tie the game and then took the lead in the top of the eight. Calvin had the tying run on third and the winning run on second in the bottom of the eighth but could not deliver across either baserunner. Sophomore Cory Laster took the loss. In game two, Calvin gave up seven runs in the second inning to fall behind early but mounted a late comeback effort that fell just short. Sophomore Jeff Victor took the loss for the Knights. The two teams are back in action on Tuesday at Calvin Field in a doubleheader slated to start at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
By Andrew Knot
The Knights’ record fell to 10-17 after a 7-4 non-conference loss to Davenport on Tuesday. Calvin collected 15 hits in the loss. Freshman Grant VanPutten led the way by going 4-for-4 at the plate while junior Tyler Tos, junior Ben Cok, junior Drew Vos and sophomore Steve VanderMolen all had two hits apiece. Sophomore Grant VanderWall took the loss to fall to 2-5 on the year. Calvin is back in action on Friday when it travels to Alma for a 2 p.m. conference doubleheader at Klenk Park.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
By Andrew Knot
The Knights lost the first end of Saturday’s doubleheader against conference power Adrian by a score of 8-2. In spite of the lopsided final score, the Knights controlled a majority of the game. Sophomore Jeff Victor was on the mound for Calvin and, through his 5.2 innings, Victor had the Bulldog bats on their heels. In game two, Calvin was defeated 10-3. Calvin trailed 5-2 heading into the fifth before Adrian mounted a late surge to pull away. With the sweep, Adrian stays atop the MIAA with a 21-6 overall record and a 14-2 mark in conference. The result moves Calvin to 10-16 and 5-11 in conference.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
(Photo by Sandy Palmatter)
ADRIAN - The Calvin baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader at nationally-ranked Adrian College Thursday afternoon, falling by scores of 16-4 and 6-0. The Knights are now 10-14 overall and 5-9 in the MIAA. Calvin had seven hits in defeat including a solo homerun by junior Ben Cok (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) in the fourth. Cok went 2-for-4 in the loss. Sophomore catcher Kyle Spoelma (Kentwood/South Christian HS) also went 2-for-3 with a run scored in defeat. In game two, Calvin matched Adrian with seven hits but the Knights stranded nine baserunners. Adrian meanwhile, scored two runs in the first, two in the second, one in the third and one in the fifth.Freshman Ben Wohl (Canton/Plymouth HS) went 2-for-3 for the Knights with a double. The two teams will resume the four-game series at Calvin on Saturday with a doubleheader slated to start at 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
(Photo by Sandy Palmatter)
KALAMAZOO - A 12-hit attack allowed Calvin to gain a 7-1 game two win over Kalamazoo Saturday afternoon, allowing the Knights to gain a doubleheader split and a split of the four-game weekend series. After dropping the opener 5-4, Calvin took control in game two, scoring two runs in the second, two in the third, one in the fifth and two more in the sixth. Meanwhile freshman lefthander Nate Schepers (Holland Christian HS) tossed a complete-game two-hitter to run his season record to 3-1 on the year. Schepers struck out four batters and walked only one. Senior Ben Cok (Grand Rapids Christian HS) finished 3-for-5 on the afternoon and in the four-game series, went 6-for-11 (.545) with eight runs batted in.
Friday, April 06, 2012
Photo by Sandy Palmatter
The Calvin baseball team split a doubleheader with Kalamazoo Friday afternoon at Calvin Field. Calvin claimed the opener 7-3 and then fell 11-2 in game two. In the opener, Calvin jumped out to a 3-0 lead only to see Kalamazoo tie the game 3-3 in the fifth. Calvin then mounted a four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth highlighted by a three-run RBI triple by junior Ben Cok. Sophomore Cory Laster was able to come on in relief to gain the save. In game two, Calvin’s pitching staff issued eight walks as the Hornets scored three runs in the second and seven runs in the third to grab a commanding 10-0 lead. Calvin came up with two runs late in the game and broke up a no-hit bid by Kalamazoo pitcher Tommy Carion in the process. The two teams are back in action on Saturday in Kalamazoo for a doubleheader slated to start at Stryker Stadium.« First < 3 4 5 6 7 > Last »