Friday, April 08, 2011
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.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
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.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
(Photo by Sandy Palmatter)
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.
Sunday, April 03, 2011
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.
Friday, March 25, 2011
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.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
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).
Monday, March 14, 2011
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.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Head Coach DeKleine, Coach Brooks and the members of the Calvin softball team would like to invite you to Calvin College for a high school preseason softball clinic January 22 at Calvin’s Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. The clinic will focus on the fundamentals as well as more advanced skills used in the game of softball. Participants registering before Jan 14 will receive a clinic t-shirt . Day of registration/late registration cost will be $5.00 more and entries received after January 14 will not receive a t-shirt.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The 2009-10 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 143 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the list.
The honor roll recognizes scholar-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2009-10 academic year. A student needed to have won a varsity letter in a sport to be eligible. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll program was initiated in 1990 to recognize students at MIAA member colleges who excel both in athletics and in the classroom. This year’s Honor Roll includes several students who achieved the distinction four consecutive years. Of the students, 19 are from Calvin.