Softball Sweeps Doubleheader at Albion
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
ALBION - Calvin got back to the .500 mark in league play and improved to 16-12 overall with a doubleheader sweep at Albion Wednesday, winning by scores of 10-0 and 9-0. Both games were shortened to five innings because of the mercy-rule.
In game one, Calvin used an eight-run third inning to blow the game open. Junior Ashley Jakus (Muskegon/Muskegon CC) scored three runs while sophomore Christie VanderMeer (Grandville/Grandville HS), junior Lina Avila (Lakewood, CA/Valley Christian HS) and freshman Megan Rozeveld (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) had two hits apiece. All three players also drove in two runs apiece.
Sophomore Trista Brownlee (Saginaw/Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS) was credited with the pitching victory, striking out three and walking two, upping her season record to 4-2.
In game two, Calvin scored seven runs in the bottom of the first capped off by a solo home run by sophomore Merin Cok (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS). VanderMeer and Brownlee had two hits apiece. Sophomore Catherine Hilbrands (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a run-scoring triple. Freshman Lydia Gildea (Gobles/Gobles HS) also drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double.
Junior Caitlin Callow (Muskegon/Muskegon CC) was the winning pitcher as she scattered five hits in improving to 5-5 on the year.
Calvin will now prepare to travel to rival Hope on Saturday for a 1 p.m. twinbill.