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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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Calvin Track and Field Teams Take First Place at MIAA Jamboree at Olivet

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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OLIVET—Faced with another stern challenge from rival Hope College, the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams dug down deep to claim first place victories at the MIAA Jamboree on Saturday at Olivet College. The Calvin men’s track and field team took first place with 952.5 points, 7.5 points ahead of Hope. On the women’s side, Calvin recorded a first place score of 974.5 points, 35 points ahead of Hope. Saturday’s MIAA Jamboree is worth 50 percent of the final MIAA title. The upcoming MIAA Field Day scheduled for May 6 and 7 at Alma College will make up the remaining 50 percent.

MIAA Men’s Jamboree Results

MIAA Women’s Jamboree Results

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Men’s Tennis Defeated by Hope 6-3 at Strikwerda Tennis Courts

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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(written by Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Mitch Blankespoor)

The Calvin Knights menís tennis team took on rival Hope on the campus of Calvin College Saturday.  Hope was victorious defeating the Knights 6-3.

The doubles matches proved to be the tightest of the whole day.  First doubles was the first match to get off the courts.  Gardner and Cawood for the Dutch defeated Phillips and Eldridge of Calvin 8-0.  Calvinís head coach John Ross opted to diversify his doubles lineups putting his third and second singles players at first doubles.  Hope head coach Steve Gorno went a different way playing his best two singles players at one doubles.

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One-Hitter by Spoelstra Gives Calvin Baseball Team Doubleheader Split With Kalamazoo

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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A dominating one-hit pitching performance by Calvin junior Keith Spoelstra allowed the Knights to split a doubleheader with visiting Kalamazoo Saturday and win three of four in the series. A native of Oakland, New Jersey, Spoelstra (Eastern Christian HS) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning before giving up a one-out solo homerun to right by Kalamazoo’s Alex Crook. Spoelstra retired the final eight batters however, facing just one batter above the minimum in gaining his fourth victory of the year. Spoelstra (4-2) struck out five batters and walked one. He is now 3-1 in league play with a 1.35 earned run average against conference opponents.

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Softball Splits Games at North Central College Invitational

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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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.

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Softball Drops Two at Judson University

Friday, April 16, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Falls 7-2 at GVSU In Meeting of Nationally-Ranked Teams

Friday, April 16, 2010

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ALLENDALE—The Calvin women’s tennis team dropped to 13-3 overall with a 7-2 loss at Division II Grand Valley State University Friday afternoon. Friday’s match featured a pair of nationally-ranked teams as Grand Valley State entered the match ranked 31st in the latest ITA Division II National Rankings while Calvin came in ranked 30th in the most recent ITA Division III National Rankings. Calvin picked up a point at No. 3 doubles with seniors Elisabeth Geenen (Holland Christian HS) and Rachel DeGroot (Lombard, IL) picking up an 8-2 win. In singles play, junior Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapdis Christian HS) rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles to improve to 18-1 in singles play.

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Baseball Takes Two from Kalamazoo

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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KALAMAZOO—Calvin took both ends of a doubleheader at Kalamazoo, winning by scores of 12-5 and 6-1. The pair of victories moves Calvin into a tie for fifth place in the MIAA standings with Alma as the Knights are now 6-8 in league play,  9-13 overall and owners of a modest four-game win streak.

In game one, Calvin exploded for nine runs in the top of the first inning, using six hits and two Kalamazoo errors. Sophomore Scott Tipton (Stow, OH) and senior Kyle Gurzynski (Ludington HS) both had two-run RBI singles in the inning while sophomore Tyler Berger had an RBI double. Berger later cranked a two-run homer to left-center in the fifth.

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Women’s Tennis Defeats Kalamazoo - Moves Into National Rankings

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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KALAMAZOO—On a day that the Calvin women’s tennis team moved into the ITA Division III national rankings, the Knights also picked up an 8-1 victory over Kalamazoo College. Calvin’s victory over Kalamazoo on Tuesday allowed the Knights to improve to 13-2 overall and to 6-0 in MIAA dual match play. Calvin also cracked the national rankings for the first time this spring as the Knights are ranked 30th in the most recent ITA Division III National poll released today.

ITA Division III National Rankings

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Men’s Tennis Defeats Alma 8-1

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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ALMA - Calvin improved to 10-6 overall and to 1-0 in the MIAA with an 8-1 win at Alma on Tuesday. Calvin grabbed an early 3-0 leads with victories from sophomore Brian DeMaagd (Calvin Christian HS) and senior Andrew Rescorla (Zionsville, IN) at No. 1 doubles, freshman Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH) and sophomore Jon Goorhouse (Holland Christian HS) at No. 2 doubles and freshmen Philip Reinken (Morton, IL) and Jarod Brower (Holland Christian HS) at No. 3 doubles.

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