Softball Splits Pair of 2-1 Contests in Tucson, Arizona
Friday, March 26, 2010
TUCSON, AZ - Calvin split a pair of 2-1 game on Wednesday morning, defeating Marian College of Wisconsin and then falling to Edgewood by the same score.
In the win over Marian, Calvin scored two runs in third inning, using RBI singles from sophomore Marie Prins (Unity Christian HS) and freshman Ashley Oosterink (Calvin Christian HS). Marian added a run in the fourth but starter Shelby Mast (Hudsonville HS) was able to keep Marian scoreless the rest of the way as she picked up her third victory of the season, striking out eight and scattering five hits.
Calvin (3-2) mounted a seven-hit attack in the win led by Prins who went 3-for-3 at the plate while junior Sass VanRooyen (Beamsville, ON) went 2-for-3.
In the loss to Edgewood, Calvin was unable to overcome a nine-hit Edgewood attack. Edgewood grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first but the Knights came back with a run in the bottom half as sophomore Kim VandenAkker (Grand Rapids Christian HS) reached on a single, moved to second on an error and scored on a single to center by VanRooyen.
Edgewood scored the go-ahead run in the third with using two hits and a walk to grab a 2-1 lead. Calvin had a runner in scoring position in the fifth and seventh but could not deliver the tying run.
Mast took the loss for Calvin, striking out seven and walking five. VandenAkker collected two of Calvin’s five hits. Freshman Hannah DeWeerd (Grand Rapids Christian HS) also had a double for the Knights.
Calvin returns to action on Friday against the same two opponents in Tucson, facing Marian at 9 a.m. (MT) and Edgewood at 11 a.m. (MT).