Saturday, April 09, 2011
Calvin split a home doubleheader Saturday against Albion but still won 3 of 4 overall against the Britons after dropping an extra-innings thriller in the first game and winning the second game by a 9-3 score. The Knights remain tied in the MIAA standings with Hope College at 6-6 in league play.
Friday, April 08, 2011
ALBION - Calvin moved into a tie for third place in the MIAA baseball standings with a doubleheader sweep at Albion Friday afternoon. Calvin claimed game one 7-5 behind a complete-game pitching performance from senior Keith Spoelstra and then took game two 9-2 behind a complete-game pitching effort from senior Peter Steiner. The Knights are now 9-10 overall and 5-5 in the MIAA standings, good for tie for third place with rival Hope.
Monday, April 04, 2011
Calvin College senior Keith Spoelstra has been named the MIAA Pitcher of the Week in baseball. Spoelstra, a native of Oakland, N.J. (Eastern Christian HS), had two complete-game performances on the mound for the Knights last week, including a three-hit shutout of Hope, 3-0. Spoelstra walked one and struck out three against the Flying Dutchmen. He also had a five-hitter in a 4-2 loss to Adrian. Spoelstra, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the third time in his career, held opposing batters to a .186 batting average in the two games.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Calvin split a doubleheader with Hope Saturday afternoon at Calvin Field with the Knights taking the opener 3-0 and Hope winning the nightcap 15-7. In game one, senior Keith Spoelstra was superb, tossing a three-hit complete-game shutout. The shutout was the third of his Calvin career. In game two, Hope broke loose for 16 hits to erase an early 6-1 Calvin lead. In splitting Saturday’s twinbill, Calvin ended up taking three of the four games in the series against the Flying Dutchmen. The Knights are now 7-10 overall and 3-5 in MIAA play. Calvin returns to action next Friday, traveling to Albion for a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
(Photo by Sandy Palmatter)
HOLLAND - The Calvin baseball team picked up two much-needed victories at Hope Thursday afternoon, defeating the Flying Dutchmen 12-6 and 2-1. Playing their fifth and sixth games in three days, the Knights dipped deep into their pitching rotation and received superb efforts in gaining the pair of wins. In the opener, sophomore Drew Vos gave Calvin 3.1 innings of work with senior Derick Vargas and Cory Laster coming on in relief with Laster getting the pitching victory. In game two, freshman lefthander Grant VanderWall pitched a complete-game victory, striking out three and walking two while allowing only four hits. Senior Andrew Bosma belted a two-run RBI double in the third to account for the all the run support VanderWall would need. The victories snapped a five-game Calvin losing skid and boosted the Knights to 6-9 overall and 2-4 in the MIAA. Calvin will host Hope in a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Calvin dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the visiting Bulldogs of Adrian College Wednesday afternoon at Calvin Fieldhouse, falling by scores of 6-2 and 9-1. The Knights are now 4-9 overall and 0-4 in the MIAA. In the opener, sophomore Ben Cok ripped a two-run homer that gave the Knights a 2-1 lead but Adrian scored four unearned runs in the top of the seventh to gain the win. In game two, Adrian scored three runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back. Peter Steiner took the loss in game one while Jeff Groenewold took the loss in game two. Calvin will travel to Hope on Thursday for a conference doubleheader slated to start at 2 p.m.
Friday, March 25, 2011
The Calvin-Adrian baseball series scheduled for this Friday and Saturday has been postponed because of cold weather conditions. Calvin was scheduled to travel to Adrian on Friday for a doubleheader and then host the Bulldogs on Saturday for a twinbill. The Friday doubleheader at Adrian has been rescheduled for Monday, March 28 at 2 p.m. while Saturday’s doubleheader at Calvin has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 29 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
TUCSON, AZ - The Calvin baseball team improved to 3-2 overall and remained unbeaten on its spring trip to Tucson with a 9-6 win over Buena Vista College (IA) Saturday night. Senior Keith Spoelstra had a solid outing in his second start of the year and was credited with the pitching victory. Senior Jeff Groenewold came on in relief to pick up the save. The Knights were led at the plate by senior Andrew Bosma who had a single, double and three runs batted in. Calvin will face Hamline University (MN) Monday morning and will then face Buena Vista against Monday afternoon.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
TUCSON, AZ - The Calvin baseball team opened its spring trip with a doubleheader sweep over Norwich University Friday afternoon, defeating the Cadets 11-5 and 22-6. Senior Peter Steiner had a big afternoon for the Knights, belting a homerun in game one and picking up the pitching victory and also belting a double in game two. In game one, junior Scott Tipton and senior Andrew Bosma added triples to aid a collection of Calvin pitchers that included starter Eric Poencet and freshman Cory Laster. Calvin is scheduled to face Buena Vista (IA) College late Saturday night with the game set to begin at approximately 10:30 p.m. (EST).
Saturday, March 05, 2011
DANVILLE. KY - The Calvin baseball team traveled south for its first competition of the year and dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Centre College Friday night, falling 4-2 in game one and 4-1 in game two. In game one, senior Keith Spoelstra took the loss while senior Peter Steiner had a pair of doubles and two runs batted in. Steiner took the mound for game two and took the loss. Junior catcher Scott Tipton accounted for Calvin’s lone run with a solo homer.Calvin was scheduled to face Centre College today at 4:30 p.m. but the game has been cancelled because of thunderstorm that swept through Danville, Kentucky. Calvin will now prepare for its spring trip to Tucson, Arizona. The trip will begin on March 18 when the Knights take on Norwich College in a doubleheader.
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