Baseball Sweeps Twinbill at Albion - Moves Closer to MIAA Tournament Berth
Saturday, April 27, 2013
ALBION – Calvin moved closer to securing a berth in the upcoming four-team MIAA Tournament with a doubleheader sweep at Albion Saturday afternoon, winning by scores of 18-0 and 5-2. Calvin is now 15-18 overall and more importantly 14-9 in the MIAA. The Knights are in firm control of fourth place in the league standings and within striking distance of third place Trine.
In Saturday’s opener, Calvin exploded for 19 hits while sophomore Nate Schepers and Ben Guilfoyle combined on the shutout with Schepers picking up his third victory of the year.
Freshman Jalen Bouma went 3-for-5 with three runs batted in while sophomore Ben Wohl also had three hits. Collecting two hits apiece for the Knights were senior Tyler Tos, sophomore Grant VanPutten and freshman J.R. Frederick.
In game two, junior Cory Laster went the distance to pick up his third win of the year. Laster struck out one and scattered five hits.
Calvin struck for four runs in the second inning and added a single run in the third to build a five-run cushion. Albion scored two runs in bottom of the seventh before Laster ended the comeback attempt.
Wohl had two of Calvin’s eight hits while freshman Travis Kraai drove in a pair of runs. Calvin will travel to Cornerstone on Monday for a 3 p.m. game.