Thursday, April 19, 2012
Story by Mark DeHaan/Photo by Sandy Palmatter
On a six-game win streak, the Knights looked to continue their strong defense against the rival Dutch of Hope College. Calvin’s win streak came to an end however as the Knights were swept by Hope by scores of 11-3 and 9-6. In game one, Hope scored six runs in the top of the first to take control. Senior Marie Prins and junior Hannah DeWeerd both homered in the loss. In game two, Calvin grabbed a 5-2 lead on a three-run double by DeWeerd in the fifth and then held a 6-4 lead in the sixth. Hope rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth however to pull away for the win. Calvin is back in action on Saturday when it hosts Trine at 1 p.m. in a conference doubleheader.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
OLIVET - Calvin stretched its win streak to six games with a doubleheader sweep at Olivet Tuesday afternoon, winning by scores of 3-0 and 8-0. Calvin’s current six-game win streak is its longest since 2004 when the Knights ripped off an eight-game win streak. Calvin is now 11-15 overall and 4-4 in the MIAA heading into a Thursday home doubleheader against rival Hope at 3:30 p.m.Calvin received stellar pitching performances in both of its victories over Olivet Tuesday. In game one, sophomore Lina Avila (Lakewood, CA/Valley Christian HS) tossed her first collegiate shutout, scattering five hits, striking out two and walking none in seven innings of work. In game two, Avila tossed her second consecutive shutout as she limited the Comets to three hits in a game that lasted just five innings due to the mercy-rule. Avila struck out three and walked just one in upping her season record to 6-7 on the year.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
Coming off a pair of wins against non-conference opponent Trinity Christian College, the Knights were looking to keep their momentum rolling against Kalamazoo College as they hosted the Hornets on an overcast Saturday afternoon. Calvin kept the momentum rolling, sweeping the Hornets, winning by scores of 10-1 and 9-0. The Calvin sweep moves its record to 9-15 overall and 2-4 in MIAA play. The Hornets drop to 2-20 and 1-9 in conference. Calvin is next in action on Tuesday when they will travel to Olivet to play the Comets with the doubleheader starting at 3:30 pm.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
PALOS HEIGHTS, IL - Calvin got back on the winning track with a doubleheader sweep at Trinity Christian College Wednesday afternoon, winning games by scores of 4-1 and 6-1. In game one, Calvin (7-15) overcame a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the top of the fourth as junior Hannah DeWeerd (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) belted a three-run homer after senior Marie Prins (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) and sophomore Lina Avila (Lakewood, CA/Valley Christian HS) had singled. Calvin added an insurance run in the top of the seventh as Prins drew a bases-loaded walk. Avila went the distance in the pitcher’s circle to gain the win as she scattered eight hits and struck out two. Calvin had six hits in the win including two off the bat of freshman Christie VanderMeer (Grandville/Grandville HS). In game two, Calvin jumped out in front early with five runs in the top of the first. Calvin collected 11 hits in the victory including three from Prins. Freshman Trista Brownlee tossed a complete-game, striking out six and walking one to pick up the victory.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
(by Mark DeHaan)
After a pair of tough losses against St. Mary’s on Thursday in its conference opener, Calvin opened up its home portion of the conference schedule Saturday against Albion in a doubleheader. Albion took both games from the Knights, winning 3-0 and 3-1.Calvin now looks forward to Wednesday when it will travel to Trinity Christian College to face the Trolls in a pair of non-conference games.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
NOTRE DAME, IN – Calvin suffered a pair of hard-luck defeats at Saint Mary’s Thursday afternoon, falling 1-0 and 7-5 in the MIAA opening games for the Knights. In game one, Saint Mary’s (15-7 overall, 2-2 MIAA) scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to claim the win. Calvin had two runners aboard in the sixth but could not score. In the top of the seventh, Calvin placed runners on first and third with one out but again failed to score. In the bottom half of the inning, Saint Mary’s used a single, a Calvin error and then a double to bring home the game-winning run. Sophomore Lina Avila (2-7) took the loss, striking out two and walking one while scattering six hits. In game two, Calvin (5-13 overall, 0-2 MIAA) and Saint Mary’s were tied 4-4 headed into the fifth inning but the host Belles scored three times in the top of the fifth to build a 7-4 lead and never looked back. Freshman Trista Brownlee (3-7) took the loss for Calvin. Calvin had six hits in defeat including two off the bat of freshman Catherine Hillbrands.Calvin returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Albion in a doubleheader at 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
WHEATON, IL - The Calvin softball team dropped a pair of games at the Wheaton Invitational Saturday afternoon, falling to the University of Chicago 8-0 and to host Wheaton 6-0. In the loss to Chicago, Calvin was limited to four hits. Sophomore Lina Avila (2-5) took the loss. Calvin’s hits came from Christie VanderMeer, Marie Prins, Catherine Hillbrands and Danae Miedema. In the loss to Wheaton, Calvin gave up 12 hits and was credited for three. Trista Brownlee took the loss for the Knights. Picking Up hits for Calvin were Merin Cok, Miedema and Meghan Smith. The Knights are now 5-11 on the year and return to action next Thursday at Saint Mary’s College.
Monday, March 26, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
On a sun-filled Monday afternoon, Calvin hosted the Concordia University Cardinals for its season home opener. The Knights entered the doubleheader at 5-7 on the year, while the Cardinals came in at 8-13. Concordia came out on top in both games, winning 6-4 and 6-5. The doubleheader was not without highlights for Calvin as the Knights blasted three homeruns - one by senior Marie Prins in game one and two from sophomore Lina Avila in game two. Avila now has seven homeruns through 12 games. Calvin is back in action on Saturday when it travels to Wheaton for a triangular. Calvin will face both Wheaton and Chicago at the triangular.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
TUCSON, AZ - The Calvin softball team split its final four games of its spring trip to Arizona. The Knights will head home with an overall record of 5-7. On Wednesday, Calvin defeated Augsburg 8-2 and fell to Whitworth 11-2. On Thursday, Calvin dropped a 9-4 decision to Carthage in eight innings before coming back to defeat Carleton College 5-3. In the win over Augsburg Wednesday, the Knights received a complete-game pitching performance from sophomore Lina Avila. Avila helped her own cause with a homerun while senior Marie Prins went 4-for-4 at the plate. Freshman Merin Cok was also 2-for-2 at the plate.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
TUCSON, AZ - The Calvin softball team split a pair of games on Tuesday afternoon, falling 7-3 to North Central and defeating Carleton College 11-3. In the loss to North Central, sophomore Lina Avila took the loss but also went 3-for-4 at the plate including a three-run homer. Senior Marie Prins and freshman Trista Brownlee also had two hits apiece.In the win over Carleton, Brownlee tossed a three-hitter, striking out six and walking none in a game limited to six innings because of the mercy-rule. Calvin belted four homeruns in the win with Avila and freshmen Merin Cok, C.J. Hillbrands and Nicole Weener all going deep.« First < 3 4 5 6 7 > Last »