Softball Sweeps Twinbill at Trinity Christian College
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
PALOS HEIGHTS, IL - Calvin got back on the winning track with a doubleheader sweep at Trinity Christian College Wednesday afternoon, winning games by scores of 4-1 and 6-1.
In game one, Calvin (7-15) overcame a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the top of the fourth as junior Hannah DeWeerd (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) belted a three-run homer after senior Marie Prins (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) and sophomore Lina Avila (Lakewood, CA/Valley Christian HS) had singled.
Calvin added an insurance run in the top of the seventh as Prins drew a bases-loaded walk. Avila went the distance in the pitcher’s circle to gain the win as she scattered eight hits and struck out two. Calvin had six hits in the win including two off the bat of freshman Christie VanderMeer (Grandville/Grandville HS).
In game two, Calvin jumped out in front early with five runs in the top of the first. Freshman Meghan Smith (Morenci/Morenci HS) collected a two-run RBI single while freshmen Kelsey Pollock (Greenville/Belding HS) and and Trista Brownlee (Saginaw/Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS) both had run-scoring singles in the early uprising. In the fourth, Calvin added another run on an RBI single by Prins that brought home freshman Merin Cok (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who had reached base on a single.
Calvin collected 11 hits in the victory including three from Prins. Brownlee tossed a complete-game, striking out six and walking one to pick up the victory.
Calvin is back in action on Saturday when it hosts Kalamazoo in a conference doubleheader at 1 p.m.