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Softball Drops Both Ends of a Doubleheader at Hope

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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HOLLAND - Calvin dropped both ends of a doubleheader at rival Hope Wednesday afternoon, falling 5-4 and 6-0. Calvin used a late rally in game one to tie the game 4-4 and had runners in scoring position in the top of the seventh but could not take the lead. Hope then scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh to win the game. All five of Hope’s runs in game one were unearned as the Knights committed six errors. Calvin collected seven hits in game one including a two-run homer by freshman Lina Avila in the sixth. The homer was the sixth of the spring for Avila. In game two, Hope limited Calvin to just three hits while scoring four runs in the second and two more in the fifth. Calvin (4-18 overall, 2-4 MIAA) returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Finlandia University in a non-conference doubleheader at 3:30 p.m.

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Knights Fall at IWU Tournament Despite Belting Homeruns

Saturday, April 09, 2011

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BLOOMINGTON, IL - Calvin dropped a pair of games at the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament on Saturday, falling to the host Titans 9-4 and then falling to Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1-2. Calvin hit a pair of homeruns on Saturday - one by Bekah Kline and the other by Marie Prins. The Knights have now hit 15 homeruns as a team this year. Calvin returns to action next Wednesday when it travels to rival Hope for a 3:30 p.m. contest.

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Softball Falls to UW-Oshkosh 7-4 at Illinois Wesleyan Tourney

Friday, April 08, 2011

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BLOOMINGTON, IL - The Calvin softball team dropped its opening game at the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament, falling to Wisconsin-Oshkosh 7-4. Oshkosh scored two runs in the firt, two in th second and one in the third to grab a 5-0 lead. Calvin came back with a run in the fourth and three in the sixth as junior Marie Prins hit her second homerun of the season while freshman Lina Avila belted a three-run homer - her fifth of the year in the sixth. Oshkosh (13-5) scored single runs in the fifth and sixth however to stay ahead of the Knights. The Knights will face host Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by a 2 p.m. rematch against Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

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Second Game Softball Rally Comes Up Just Short Against Nationally-Ranked Adrian

Thursday, April 07, 2011

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The Calvin softball dropped both ends of a doubleheader against nationally-ranked and unbeaten Adrian College Thursday afternoon at Gainey Field. Adrian took the opener 10-0 in five innings but then needed a seventh-inning rally to top the Knights 2-1 in game two. In the opener, Adrian collected 11 hits and used five Calvin errors to pull away for the win. In game two however, Calvin sophomore starter Shelby Mast pitched a gem, allowing just one run over the first six innings with Calvin tying the game in the top of the sixth on a two-out single to right by freshman Lina Avila that brought home junior Marie Prins. Adrian countered with a two-out rally of its own in the seventh, using a single and a triple to win the game. Calvin (4-12 overall, 2-2 MIAA) will now prepare to compete at a weekend tournament hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University.

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Softball Sweeps Doubleader at Kalamazoo

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

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KALAMAZOO—The Calvin softball team opened its 2011 MIAA campaign with a doubleheader sweep at Kalamazoo Tuesday afternoon, winning by scores of 9-1 and 8-0. Sophomore Shelby Mast struck out 11 in a complete-game pitching victory in game one while freshman Danae Miedema had a complete-game pitching victory in game two. Freshman Shelby Sheehan had five hits in the twinbill while sophomore Lina Avila had four hits including her team-leading fourth home run of the spring. Sophomore Hannah DeWeerd also belted her second homerun of the spring during the doubleheader. Calvin returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Adrian in a conference doubleheader at 3:30 p.m. at the Gainey Athletic Complex.

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Softball Drops a Pair at Goshen College

Sunday, April 03, 2011

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GOSHEN, IN - Calvin dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Goshen College Saturday afternoon to fall to 2-10 on the year. In the opener, Goshen broke a 4-4 tie with a five-run sixth, en-route to a 9-4 win. In game two, the host Maple Leafs used a four-run third inning to pull away for the win. Calvin belted three homeruns in the twinbill to boost its season homerun total to nine.

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Softball Closes Out Spring Trip With Dramatic Win Over St. Catherines

Friday, March 25, 2011

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TUCSON, AZ - Calvin concluded its trip to Arizona with a split of games on Thursday. Calvin opened the day with a 10-2 loss to Carleton College but rebounded to defeat St. Catherines University 14-13 in eight innings. The Knights will return to Michigan with a 2-8 overall record. In the win over St. Catherines, Calvin rebounded from deficits twice. Calvin trailed by four runs early on but tied the game on a grand-slam homerun by freshman Lina Avila. The game then went into extra innings and the Knights fell behind by four runs. Calvin refused to fold however and answered with five runs in the bottom half to win the game with sophomore Lauren Spoelstra driving in the game-winning run on a sacrifice hit. Junior Marie Prins also had a big day at the plate with five hits and three RBI’s while freshman Shelby Sheehan also collected four hits in the win. Freshman Danae Miedema went the distance for the Knights, collecting her first collegiate win.

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Softball Splits Games in Tucson

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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TUCSON, AZ - The Calvin softball team opened its season on Saturday by splitting a pair of games, defeating St. Olaf College 12-6 and falling to Otterbein College 11-3. In the win over St. Olaf, freshman Lina Avila went the distance to pick the pitching victory. Sophomore Hannah DeWeerd belted a homerun - the fourth of her collegiate career. In game two, freshman Danae Miedema and sophomore Shelby Mast split time in the pitching circle with Miedema taking the loss. A number of Calvin errors led to six unearned runs by Otterbein. Calvin is back in action on Monday, facing Wisconsin-Eau Claire at 2 p.m. (PST) and Lewis and Clark at 4 p.m. (PST).

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2011 Calvin Softball Preview

Monday, March 14, 2011

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The 2011 Calvin softball team will look to improve upon a 2010 season that saw the Knights finish 11-24 overall and tied for sixth place in the final MIAA standings with a 6-10 conference mark. Of Calvin’s six league victories, two were against teams near the top of the league standings as the Knights upset third-place Trine and second place Adrian during the conference campaign while losing a narrow 4-3 decision to conference champion Alma. A large part of Calvin’s 2010 success was due to the pitching of Shelby Mast (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) who fashioned a 10-18 record along with an impressive 2.42 earned run average - en route to receiving All-MIAA second team honors.

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2010 Calvin Spring and Fall Sports In Video Review

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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As 2010 begins to wind down, take a moment to enjoy a four-minute highlight video put together earlier this fall by Calvin Media Relations Manager Matt Kucinski. The video captures action of Calvin athletics from the 2010 spring and fall sports seasons. Included in the highlights are clips from the 2010 NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 2010 MIAA women’s tennis tournament and several other events from the fall and spring.

2010 Spring and Fall sports highlights from Calvin College on Vimeo.

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