Baseball Team Drops Two at Nationally-Ranked Adrian
Thursday, April 12, 2012
(Photo by Sandy Palmatter)
ADRIAN - The Calvin baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader at nationally-ranked Adrian College Thursday afternoon, falling by scores of 16-4 and 6-0. The Knights are now 10-14 overall and 5-9 in the MIAA.
Ranked 13th nationally, Adrian (19-6 overall, 12-2 MIAA) roughed up five Calvin pitchers for 13 hits in game one. Calvin’s pitching staff also issued seven walks in the 16-4 loss.
Calvin had seven hits in defeat including a solo homerun by junior Ben Cok (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) in the fourth. Cok went 2-for-4 in the loss. Sophomore catcher Kyle Spoelma (Kentwood/South Christian HS) also went 2-for-3 with a run scored in defeat. Senior pitcher Joe Lambers (Grosse Pointe/Grosse Pointe South HS) took the loss for Calvin to fall to 3-3 on the year.
In game two, Calvin matched Adrian with seven hits but the Knights stranded nine baserunners. Adrian meanwhile, scored two runs in the first, two in the second, one in the third and one in the fifth.
Freshman Ben Wohl (Canton/Plymouth HS) went 2-for-3 for the Knights with a double. Sophomore Grant VanderWall (Grand Rapids/South Christian HS) took the loss for Calvin to fall to fall to 2-4 on the year.
The two teams will resume the four-game series at Calvin on Saturday with a doubleheader slated to start at 1 p.m.