Saturday, May 02, 2009Box Scores and Stats
By Bruce Van Baren
Calvin coach John Sparks entered Saturday’s double-header against Olivet with his hands tied. The Knights depleted pitching staff was beginning a stretch of ten conference games in eight days.
The Knights faced second-place Olivet in a four-game series Friday and Saturday and will host a makeup double-header with first-place Adrian on Monday. Calvin also is scheduled to take on Albion in a four game series next weekend.
Pieter Steiner (Chicago, IL/Glenbrook South) and Keith Spoelstra (Oakland, NJ/Eastern Christian) delivered for the Knights with complete game performances. Calvin (18-16, 15-7 MIAA) swept a double-header from Olivet (19-16, 15-9 MIAA) at Calvin Field to take sole possession of second-place in the MIAA standings.
Saturday, May 02, 2009Calvin/Hope Box Score
KALAMAZOO – For the second consecutive year, Calvin’s bid for an MIAA Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA III Tournament came up just short as the Knights were defeated by rival Hope 5-4 in the MIAA Tournament Championship final. The victory was the 14th straight for Hope which claimed the outright league championship with the win along with the league’s NCAA III Tournament bid. It also marked Hope’s second 5-4 win over Calvin this year.
Saturday, May 02, 2009MIAA Tournament Website
HOLLAND – Calvin’s run through the MIAA Tournament came to a close in the championship finals Saturday afternoon at Hope’s DeWitt Tennis Center with a 9-0 loss to Kalamazoo.
The victory gives Kalamazoo its 71st consecutive MIAA title. The championship streak is the longest in NCAA history at any level. The Hornets now advance to the NCAA III Tournament next week.
Saturday, May 02, 2009Box Scores and Statistics
OLIVET – The Calvin baseball team gained a doubleheader split at Olivet Friday afternoon, dropping the opener 6-1 and then coming back to win the nightcap 8-6 in eight innings.
The Knights are now 16-16 overall and 13-7 in the MIAA while Olivet is 15-7 in league play.
Friday, May 01, 2009Final MIAA Track & Field Championships Results
ALBION—The MIAA championship trophies are once again headed back to Calvin College. Both Calvin track and field teams wrapped up outright league crowns on Friday by finishing in first place at the MIAA Field Day hosted by Albion College.
The Calvin men recorded a first place score of 244.5 points, finishing 61 points ahead of runner-up Hope. On the women’s side, Calvin rolled to a first place score of 322 points, nearly 110 points ahead of runner-up Hope.
The MIAA title for the Calvin men’s team is its 34th overall and its 16th straight league crown. The league title for the women’s is its 20th straight which ranks as the longest active championship streak in MIAA women’s athletics history.< 1 2 3