Softball Closes Out Spring Trip With Dramatic Win Over St. Catherines
Friday, March 25, 2011
TUCSON, AZ - Calvin concluded its trip to Arizona with a split of games on Thursday. Calvin opened the day with a 10-2 loss to Carleton College but rebounded to defeat St. Catherines University 14-13 in eight innings. The Knights will return to Michigan with a 2-8 overall record.
In the win over St. Catherines, Calvin rebounded from deficits twice. Calvin trailed by four runs early on but tied the game on a grand-slam homerun by freshman Lina Avila. The game then went into extra innings and the Knights fell behind by four runs. Calvin refused to fold however and answered with five runs in the bottom half to win the game with sophomore Lauren Spoelstra driving in the game-winning run on a sacrifice hit. Junior Marie Prins also had a big day at the plate with five hits and three RBI’s while freshman Shelby Sheehan also collected four hits in the win. Freshman Danae Miedema went the distance for the Knights, collecting her first collegiate win.
In a 10-7 loss to St. Olaf College Wednesday afternoon, Calvin rapped out three homeruns with Spoelstra, sophomore Bekah Kline and Avila belting homeruns.
Calvin will now prepare for its home opener on Monday with the Knights hosting Trinity Christian College in a non-conference doubleheader at 3:30 p.m.