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Split for Calvin Softball In Tucson

Thursday, March 26, 2009

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TUCSON, AZ—Calvin picked up its first victory of the year on Wednesday, defeating St. Catherine (MN) 7-4. The Knights were then defeated by Buena Vista College 7-6. In the win over St. Catherine, senior Kristin Folkerts (Grand Rapids Christian HS) picked up the pitching victory.

In the loss to Buena Vista, Calvin jumped out to a 6-1 lead behind a two-run homer by freshman Marie Prins (Unity Christian HS) and an RBI single by senior Jenn VandenAkker (Grand Rapids Christian HS). Buena Vista tied the game with five runs in the bottom of the sixth and then won the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh.

Jenn VandenAkker, Prins and sophomore Marissa VanRooyen (Beamsville, ON) collected two hits apiece for the Knights with Prins and VanRooyen driving in two runs apiece.VandenAkker was 3-for-3 at the plate.  Junior Mandy Johnson got the start for the Knights with Folkerts coming on in relief in the fifth.

Calvin returns to action on Thursday when it faces Taylor University and St. Olaf in single games.

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