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Baseball Splits Twinbill With Western Connecticut State On Opening Day of Spring Trip

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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VERO BEACH, FL – The Calvin baseball team picked up its first victory of the year on Saturday in defeating Western Connecticut State 13-8 in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader.

In the opener, Calvin (1-3) suffered a 3-1 defeat despite a strong pitching performance from senior Ben Sietsema (Northpointe Christian HS). Sietsema (0-2) struck out seven batters in the loss. Sophomore Scott Tipton (Stow, OH) and senior Kyle Gurzynski (Ludington HS) both went 2-for-3 for the Knights in the loss.

In game two, Calvin cruised behind a strong pitching performance from junior Peter Steiner (1-0) who went the first five innings and limited Western Connecticut State to just one run. Calvin led 13-3 through six innings but Calvin’s bullpen gave up five in the seventh inning to make the game a bit more interesting.

Sophomore Tyler Berger (Grand Rapids Christian HS), junior Andrew Bosma (Holland Christian HS) and freshman Ben Cok (Grand Rapids Christian HS) all had two hits apiece in the game two win. Berger and Bosma both had triples.

Calvin is back in action on Monday when it faces Grinnell College in a doubleheader beginning at noon.

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