Baseball Drops Two at Hope
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
HOLLAND—Calvin dropped a pair of games at Hope on Monday, falling 7-1 and 6-2. The Knights are now 5-11 overall and 2-6 in conference play.
Defensive miscues cost Calvin in both games. In game one, Calvin committed three errors which led to four unearned runs. In game two, Calvin commited four errors which led to four more unearned runs. In game two, Calvin outhit Hope 8-6 but stranded eight baserunners.
Calvin grabbed a 2-1 lead in the nightcap but Hope came back with two runs in the bottom half to grab a 3-2 lead. Hope (14-4 overall, 7-1 MIAA) then put the game away by scoring three unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth. Junior Keith Spoelstra (Oakland, NJ) took the loss for Calvin, allowing six hits in 5.2 innings of work. Spoelstra struck out six batters and walked three. Sophomore Tyler Berger (Grand Rapids Christian HS) went 3-for-3 in defeat for the Knights including a pair of doubles. Freshman Mike Fuller (Sylvania, OH) also went 2-for-3 at the plate.
In game one, Hope jumped out on top with four runs in the bottom of the first, added a single run in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Calvin’s lone run came in the top of the fourth on a run-scoring double by sophomore Scott Tipton (Stow, OH). Calvin had six hits in defeat including three off the bat of junior Andrew Bosma (Holland Christian HS). Junior Jeff Groenewold (Chicago, IL) took the loss for Calvin, allowing seven hits in 4.1 innings of work.
Calvin will now break until Friday when it hosts Albion in a doubleheader at 2 p.m. at Calvin Field.