Softball Drops Game One of DH at Adrian 5-3 - Second Game Postponed Until Tuesday
Monday, April 30, 2012
Photo by Sandy Palmatter
ADRIAN - The Calvin softball team dropped the opener of a doubleheader at Adrian Monday afternoon 5-3. The second game was postponed until May 1 because of rain. Tuesday’s single game will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will the season finale for the Knights. In Monday’s first game, Calvin received two home runs from sophomore Lina Avila but Adrian scored four runs in the fourth and one in the sixth to pull ahead.
Avila put Calvin on the board in the first with a two-run homer - her 12th of the season to give Calvin a 2-0 lead. Adrian countered with four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Avila then smashed a solo home run in the top of the sixth to make it 4-3.
Calvin then loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the sixth but could not score again. The Bulldogs added an insurance run in the bottom half to close out the scoring. Avila and senior Marie Prins had two hits apiece for the Knights with Avila driving in three runs to bring her season RBI total to 38 - matching a Calvin single-season record. Avila’s home run total of 13 is also a Calvin single-season record.