Softball Drops Two at Bethel
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
MISHAWAKA, In—The Calvin softball team dropped a pair of games to nationally-ranked Bethel (IN) Tuesday afternoon, falling 6-2 and 8-0. Ranked eighth in the most recent NAIA Top 25 poll, Bethel (37-3) outhit Calvin 10-5 in game one and grabbed an early 3-0 lead.
Calvin clawed back with a run in the fourth and fifth but could not score again. Senior Jen VandenAkker (Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Jacqueline Kirkman (Salem, OH) both had doubles for the Knights. Senior Kristin Folkerts (Grand Rapids Christian HS) took the loss, striking out three and walking three.
In game two, Bethel scored once in the first, twice in the second, three times in the third and then two more times in the fifth to gain the mercy rule win. Calvin also committed four errors which led to four unearned runs. Freshman Claire DeWitt (Grand Rapids Christian HS) took the loss for Calvin.
Calvin returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Adrian in a conference doubleheader slated to start at 3:30 p.m.