Baseball Takes Two at Kalamazoo - Knights Use Long Ball to Cruise to Wins
Friday, April 05, 2013
KALAMAZOO - Calvin took both ends of a doubleheader at Kalamazoo on Friday, winning games by scores of 9-2 and 11-0. The Knights are now 7-11 overall and 6-4 in MIAA play. Calvin is scheduled to host Kalamazoo on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Calvin Field.
In game one, Calvin took a 7-0 lead through three innings, scoring six in the second and one in the the third. Sophomore Ben Wohl (Canton/Plymouth HS) provided the key blow in the second with a grand-slam homer - his first of his collegiate career. In the fourth, senior Ben Cok (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) blasted a two-run homer - his first of the year and the 10th of his collegiate career.
Sophomore Nate Schepers (Holland/Holland Christian HS) picked up the win on the mound, going 5.1 innings and scattering eighth hits. Schepers is now 2-1 ont he year. Sophomore Tom Bouwkamp (Pella/Pella Christian HS) came on in relieft to close out the win, tossing 1.2 innings of shutout relief.
Sophomore Garrett Harder (Fenwich/West Michigan Lutheran HS) was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Freshman Tyler Lambers (Holland/Holland Christian HS) also picked up two hits at the plate.
In game two, sophomore Austin Juza (St. Joseph/Lake Michiga Catholic HS) tossed a one-hit shutout victory, striking out five and walking one. Juza is now 2-1 on the year.
Cok had another big game, going 3-for-4 with three RBI’s and a pair of doubles. Lambers, sophomore Travis Kraai (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS), sophomore Grant VanPutten (Holland/Holland Christian HS) and freshman Jalen Bouma (Ann Arbor/Ann Arbor Huron HS) all had two hits apiece. Kraai had a double while VanPutten belted a two-run homer - his second of the year.