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Calvin to Host Softball Clinic on January 22 at Huizenga Tennis and Track Center

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Softball Clinic Signup Form

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. 

Softball Clinic Signup Form

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Calvin Lands 143 on MIAA Academic Honor Roll - 19 Named to Honor Roll For Fourth Straight Year

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Calvin's MIAA Academic Honor Roll Recipients

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.

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Shelby Mast Named to All-MIAA Second Team in Softball

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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All-MIAA Softball Teams

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).

Shelby Mast Eight West Video Feature

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Softball Upsets Regionally-Ranked Adrian in Season Finale - Finishes Sixth in Final MIAA Standings

Saturday, May 01, 2010

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(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.

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Softball Swept by Hot-Hitting Saint Mary’s Club

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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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.

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Softball Drops Pair of Games to Goshen College in Non-Conference Twinbill

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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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).

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Softball Upsets Trine To Gain Doubleheader Split

Sunday, April 25, 2010

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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.

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Softball Drops Both Ends of Doubleheader With Aquinas

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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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.

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Softball Drops Both End of a Doubleheader With Cornerstone

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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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.

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Softball Drops Pair to Davenport

Monday, April 19, 2010

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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.

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