Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Calvin College freshman Shelby Mast (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) has been selected to the All-MIAA second team in softball. A pitcher, Mast had an outstanding freshman campaign for the Knights, appearing in 32 of a possible 35 games and recording an ERA of 2.43. Overall, Mast was 10-18 which included a no-hitter in her season debut on March 22 against Otterbein College. In conference play, Mast led the MIAA in innings pitched (88.1) and strikeouts (76).
Saturday, May 01, 2010
(Photo by Sandy Palmatter) ADRIAN - The Calvin softball team closed out its 2010 campaign on a high note, upsetting regionally-ranked Adrian to gain a doubleheader split in its regular season finale. Calvin upset the host Bulldogs 2-1 in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday and then fought valiently before falling 4-3 in game two. With the split, Calvin moved up into a tie for sixth place in the final MIAA standings at 6-10 in league play. Calvin’s conference finish was an improvement of two spots from a year ago while its conference win total was an improvement of six wins from its 2009 league campaign. At 11-24 overall, Calvin also upped its final season win total by seven over its 2009 win total.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
NOTRE DAME, IN - The Belles of Saint Mary’s flexed their offensive muscles on Wednesday, sweeping a doubleheader from Calvin by scores of 8-2 and 15-0. Saint Mary’s entered Wednesday’s twinbill ranked eighth in the most recent NCAA III statistics in team batting average. The Belles continued to beef up their batting average against Calvin, collecting 27 hits in the two games including seven of the extra-base variety.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Calvin dropped a pair of non-conference games to the visiting Maples Leafs of Goshen College Tuesday afternoon as the Knights were defeated by scores of 2-1 and 2-0. In the opener, Calvin outhit Goshen 9-5 and freshman Shelby Mast struck out seven Goshen batters but the Maple Leafs scored two unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 2-1 lead. Calvin grabbed an early 1-0 lead with a run in the third on an RBI single by sophomore Marie Prins (Unity Christian HS).
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Calvin hit the double-digit plateau in victories in dramatic fashion on Saturday, upsetting regionally-ranked Trine 5-4 with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Senior Mandy Johnson drove in the winning run with a one-out single to right that scored junior Sass VanRooyen (Beamsville, ON) from third base with the winning run. Trailing 4-3, Calvin mounted a seventh inning rally as sophomore Kim VandenAkker (Grand Rapids Christian HS) reached base on an error and move to second on the errant throw. VandenAkker then moved to third on a wild pitch and scored moments later on a second wild pitch to tie the game. VanRooyen followed with a single up the middle and moved to third on another Trine error, setting up Johnson’s walk-off heroics.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Calvin dropped both ends of a doubleheader on Thursday to Aquinas, falling 1-0 and 6-0.
In the first game, Calvin received a fantastic pitching performance from freshman Shelby Mast but a late run in the fifth inning for the Saints sparked their 1-0 victory. The second game saw fatigue take over as Calvin suffered a 6-0 loss, pushing its overall record to 9-18 on the season. Game one of Thursday’s doubleheader against Aquinas went into the fifth inning before a Saint even reached base. Mast gave up a hit and a walk in that inning and on a passed ball with two outs, Aquinas scored the lone run of the game.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Calvin came up just short in a pair of one-run defeats to visiting Cornerstone University Tuesday afternoon at the Gainey Athletic Complex as the Knights were defeated 4-3 and 5-4 with the second game lasting eight innings.
In the opener, Cornerstone (9-28) scored a pair of quick runs in the first inning on the strength of three hits. Calvin (9-15) came back with a run in the fourth as junior Sass VanRooyen (Beamsville, ON) reached base on a lead-off double and later scored on an error.
Monday, April 19, 2010
KENTWOOD - Calvin suffered a pair of defeats to Davenport University on Monday at the Christian Reformed Recreation Center, falling 4-0 and 9-0. Davenport is now 33-11 while Calvin is 9-14. In game one, Davenport scored an unearned run in the third and three more in the sixth, one of which was unearned. Calvin committed four errors in the loss and collected only four hits. Freshman Aubree Thompson (Grand Rapids Christian HS) had two of Calvin’s hits. Freshman Shelby Mast (Hudsonville HS) took the loss, striking out three and walking two.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
NAPERVILLE, IL—Calvin split a pair of non-conference games on Saturday at the North Central College Invitational, defeating Monmouth College 8-0 and then falling to North Central 9-0. Calvin is now 9-13 on the year.
In the win over Monmouth (10-15), freshman Shelby Mast (Hudsonville HS), tossed a three-hit shutout. The shutout was the third of the year and second of the week for Mast who struck out 10 batters and walked three.
Friday, April 16, 2010
ELGIN, IL - Calvin dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Judson University Friday night, falling 9-1 and 13-2. The Knights are now 8-11 on the season heading into Saturday games against Monmouth and North Central. In Friday’s opener, Judson (22-18) scored three runs in the second, two in the third and four in the fourth to put the game away. Calvin’s lone run came in the top of the third on a solo homerun by freshman Kyleigh Fri (Allendale HS) - her first as a collegiate player.« First < 7 8 9 10 11 > Last »