Grant Van Putten & Jalen Bouma Receive All-MIAA Baseball Honors
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Two members of the Calvin baseball team have received All-MIAA accolades. Sophomore outfielder Grant Van Putten has been named to the All-MIAA first team while freshman shortstop Jalen Bouma has been named to the All-MIAA second team.
A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Van Putten is in the midst of a record-breaking season for the Calvin baseball team. Van Putten is batting .413 on the year and recently set the Calvin single-season record for hits as he has 57 hits, breaking the previous record of 56 set by Matt Schepel in 2008. He also has broken his own Calvin single-season record for stolen bases as he has 23 on the year on 25 attempts. His career total for stolen bases is now at 44 - also a new Calvin record.
In conference play, the sophomore speedster batted .383 to rank fourth in the MIAA batting race. In league play, he also led the league in hits (36), finished second in runs scored (27) and total bases (48) and was third in stolen bases (14). Defensively, Van Putten compiled a fielding percentage of .970, committing just two errors in 66 total chances.
Bouma hails from Ann Arbor and is a graduate of Ann Arbor Huron High School. Bouma is batting .317 on the season and also batted .330 in league play. Bouma also drove in 19 runs and scored 12 in league play. He was ranked fourth in the MIAA in runs driven in.
Calvin is back in action on Wednesday when it travels to Hope for a first round MIAA Tournament game slated to start at 4 p.m. Calvin (16-23) is making its first appearance in the double-elimination four-team MIAA Tournament. Top-seeded Hope (26-13) will host the tournament games Wednesday-through-Friday with third-seeded Trine (22-18) and second-seeded Adrian (28-12) also competing.