Calvin Lands Three on All-MIAA Baseball Teams
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Three members of the Calvin baseball team have received All-MIAA honors. Junior Keith Spoelstra has been named to the All-MIAA first team while junior Andrew Bosma and sophomore Tyler Berger have been named to the All-MIAA second team.
A native of Oakland, New Jersey, Spoelstra is making his first appearance on the All-MIAA first team. A graduate of Eastern Christian High School, Spoelstra recently completed a sterling junior campaign on the mound that saw him go 6-3 with a 3.54 earned run average. In conference play, Spoelstra was particularly effective, producing a 5-2 record with a league-leading 1.99 earned run average. During the first week of the MIAA season, Spoelstra was named the MIAA’s Pitcher of the Week after tossing a complete-game victory over eventual MIAA champion Adrian College.
A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Bosma is receiving All-MIAA second team accolades for the first time. He has been selected to the All-MIAA second team spot at the utility position. In conference games, Bosma batted .353 this spring with 17 runs batted in. He also scored 20 runs and had an on-base percentage of .392. In overall games, Bosma batted .389 with 33 RBI’s, finishing in a tie for sixth place on the Calvin single-season list for runs batted in.
Calvin’s starting rightfielder, Berger is from Grand Rapids and is a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School. In conference games this spring, Berger batted .351 with 17 runs scored, 15 runs batted in and four home runs. Berger also committed just one error in 55 chances for a .982 fielding percentage. Over his last eight conference games, Berger batted .481 with seven runs batted in and five runs scored.
Calvin finished the 2010 season with an overall record of 19-20 and a conference mark of 15-13 that was good for a fourth place MIAA finish. Calvin concluded the season with a five-game winning streak and winning seven of its final nine games.