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Softball Team Splits With Trinity Christian College

Friday, March 29, 2013

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CALEDONIA - The Calvin softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Trinity Christian College Friday afternoon at the Davenport University Athletic Complex. Calvin won the opener 7-3 but dropped the nightcap 13-2. Calvin is now 8-4 on the season. In the opener, sophomore Trista Brownlee got the win in relief as the Knights rallied for five runs in the sixth to take the lead. In game two, junior Lina Avila took the loss as the Trolls scored four runs in the fifth and six in the sixth to close out the win. Calvin is back in action next Tuesday, hosting Alma at 3:30 p.m. at the Gainey Athletic Complex.

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Calvin/Trinity Christian Softball Doubleheader Moved to Davenport’s Athletic Complex

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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TFriday’s non-conference softball doubleheader with Trinity Christian College has been moved to Davenport University with a start time of 4 p.m. The field address at Davenport is: FARMERS INSURANCE ATHLETIC COMPLEX 6201 68th Street, Caledonia, MI 49316

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Calvin Softball Falls to Wesleyan - Defeats Wellesley - Finishes Spring Trip at 7-3

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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CLERMONT, FL - Calvin split a pair of games on Thursday on its final day of its spring trip, falling to Wesleyan University 4-0 before coming back to top Wellesley 3-1. The Knights conclude their spring trip with a 7-3 record. In the loss to Wesleyan, junior Caitlin Callow (Rochester/Muskegon Catholic Central HS) took the loss. Both teams had just four hits but Wesleyan capitalized on four walks and two Calvin errors. Sophomore Trista Brownlee (Saginaw/Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS) also saw time in relief.  Junior Lina Avila (Lakewood, CA/Valley Christian HS) had two of Calvin’s four hits while junior Ashley Jakus (Muskegon/Muskegon Reeths-Puffer HS) and sophomore Christie VanderMeer (Grandville/Grandville HS) had one hit apiece. Calvin jumped out to a 2-1 lead on a two-run RBI single by freshman catcher Lydia Gildea (Gobles/Gobles HS) in the bottom of the third. Calvin tacked on an insurance run on an RBI single by Avila. Calvin will now prepare for its home opener next Wednesday when it is scheduled to host DePauw University in a non-conference twinbill at 3:30 p.m.

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Softball Rolls Past Manchester and New England College in Sunshine State

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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CLERMONT, FL - Calvin improved to 6-2 on the year with victories over Manchester and Benedictine University Wednesday afternoon. Calvin opened with a 5-0 victory over Manchester and then handed New England College an 11-3 defeat in five innings late Wednesday afternoon.In the win over Manchester, junior Caitlin Callow (Rochester/Muskegon Catholic Central HS) tossed a four-hit shutout while striking out three without a walk. Calvin scored all five of its runs in the top of the first inning, using three hits and two Manchester errors to take command.In the win over New England, junior Lina Avila (Lakewood, CA/Valley Christian HS) picked up the win to improve to 4-0 on the year. She struck out five and scattered six hits in a game limited to five innings because of the mercy-rule. Sophomore Catherine Hilbrands (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) belted a two-run homer while senior Merin Cok (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) went 3-for-3 with a triple and two singles. She also batted in three runs. Sophomore Christie VanderMeer also had two hits and three runs batted in. Avila had two hits as well.

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Softball Splits Tuesday Games in Florida - Now 4-2 on Season

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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CLERMONT, FL - Calvin split a pair of softball games on Tuesday, falling to Bowdoin 6-2 and defeating Framingham State 9-1 in five innings.In the loss to Bowdoin, Calvin (4-2) fell behind 4-0 after four innings but came back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Bowdoin then scored a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Junior Lina Avila (Lakewood, CA/Valley Christian HS) belted her second home run of the spring but Calvin mustered only four hits in the loss. Junior Caitlin Callow (Rochester/Muskegon Catholic Central HS) took the loss to fall to 1-2 on the year. Sophomore Trista Brownlee (Saginaw/Saginaw Valley Lutherans HS) split time in the circle for the Knights in relief of Callow. In the win over Framingham State, Calvin scored once in the third, five times in the fourth and three times in the fifth. Avila hit another home run in the win as did junior Janelle Agren (Cadillac/Cadillac HS). Sophomore Christie VanderMeer (Grandville/Grandville HS) had two hits and two runs batted in as did freshman Megan Rozeveld (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS). Junior Ashley Jakus (Muskegon/Muskegon-Reeths Puffer HS) and freshman Lydia Gildea (Gobles/Gobles HS) also had two hits apiece. Calvin will face Manchester and Benedictine in single games on Wednesday.

Avila got the victory in the pitching circle, striking out two and allowing just three hits. Avila is now 3-0 on the year.

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Calvin Softball Falls in Extra-Innings to Trinity (CT) - Defeats Gallaudet in Mercy-Rule Win

Monday, March 18, 2013

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CLERMONT, FL - Calvin split its Monday games in Florida, dropping an 8-5 decision in 10 innings to Trinity of Connecticut before coming back to defeat Gallaudet University 15-1 in five innings. The Knights are now 3-1 on the young season. Calvin has games scheduled against Bowdoin and Framingham State scheduled for Tuesday.

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Calvin Softball Upsets Eighth-Ranked Tufts University - Tops Thomas to Start Out 2-0

Sunday, March 17, 2013

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CLERMONT, FL - The Calvin softball team opened its season with a bang, defeating Thomas College of Maine 6-0 and nationally-ranked Tufts University 6-4. In the win over Thomas, Calvin received a two-hit shutout from junior pitcher Caitlin Callow (Rochester/Muskegon Catholic Central HS) while freshman catcher Lydia Gildea (Gobles/Gobles HS) belted a two-run RBI double while sophomore Merin Cok (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and junior Ashley Jakus (Muskegon/Muskegon Reeths-Puffer HS) had two hits apiece. In the victory over eighth-ranked Tufts, junior Lina Avila (Lakewood,CA/Valley Christian HS) stole the show, belting a two-run homer in the first and tossing a complete game victory in the pitching circle. Calvin added four runs in the in the second inning and held on from there to gain the win.The Knights are scheduled to take on Trinity College (CT) and Washington and Jefferson (PA) in single games on Monday.

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Calvin Holds MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings Lead

Monday, March 11, 2013

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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.

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Calvin Softball Doubleheader With Centre Wiped Out By Weather

Saturday, March 02, 2013

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Calvin’s season opening doubleheader with Centre College was postponed on Friday because of snow. The Knights will now attempt to play three single games on Saturday in Kentucky, facing Manchester, Centre and Spalding.

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Calvin Softball Team Picked to Finish Seventh in Preseason MIAA Coaches’ Poll

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association softball race is highly competitive every spring, and this season appears to be no different. Defending MIAA champion Trine and Alma, which won the conference tournament last season, are the co-favorites to win this season’s championship in a preseason poll of the league’s coaches. They each received 12 points in the poll, with the Thunder capturing five first-place votes and the Scots four. Coaches could not vote for their own team. Calvin was picked to finish seven the preseason poll. The Knights will feature a blend of veterans and newcomers this spring. Calvin will open its season this weekend with a Friday night doubleheader at Centre College. The Calvin sports information office caught up with head Calvin softball coach Sharon DeKleine for a preseason interview and followed the following audio podcast at: Calvin preseason softball audio interview

Poll Results (first-place votes in parenthesis) : 1. Trine (5) 12 pts. 1. Alma (4) 12. 3. Hope 24. 4. Adrian 29. 5. Saint Mary’s 38. 6. Olivet 43. 7. Calvin 46. 8. Albion 57. 9. Kalamazoo 63.

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