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Softball Swept at Alma in Conference Opener

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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ALMA - Calvin dropped both ends of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at conference rival Alma, falling 4-3 in the opener and 9-0 in the nightcap with the second game limited to five innings because of the mercy rule. Wednesday’s twinbill marked the conference openers for both teams.

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Calvin Women’s Tennis Comes From Behind To Defeat Rival Hope 5-4 at Strikwerda Courts

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)

The Calvin women’s tennis team wanted to start off the MIAA regular season with a win.  There is no better team for the Knights to to beat than their rivals: the Flying Dutch of Hope College.  Calvin did win its season opener nipping Hope 5-4 Tuesday afternoon at the Strikwerda Tennis Courts. 

The victory allowed Calvin to improve to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in MIAA play. Tuesday’s match also featured a pair of regionally-ranked teams as Hope came in ranked 12th in the ITA Division III Central Region rankings while Calvin came in ranked 13th.

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Keith Spoelstra Named MIAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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For the second time in his collegiate career, Calvin College junior Keith Spoelstra has been named MIAA Pitcher of the Week in baseball for games played through March 29. Spoelstra also received the award as a freshman during the final week of the 2008 MIAA season.

A native of Oakland, New Jersey, Spoelstra fired a complete-game six-hitter Monday afternoon in pitching the Knights to a 3-1 road victory over defending MIAA champion Adrian. A graduate of Eastern Christian High School, Spoelstra did not allow an earned run, walked one and struck out six in his seven innings of work. Spoelstra is currently 2-1 on the season with a team-leading 19 strikeouts. Calvin returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Hope in a doubleheader at Calvin Field at 2:00 p.m.

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Spoelstra Helps Calvin Baseball Team Gain Doubleheader Split at Adrian

Monday, March 29, 2010

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ADRIAN - A sterling pitching performance by junior Keith Spoelstra allowed Calvin to gain a split of a doubleheader at Adrian Monday afternoon. A native of Oakland, New Jersey, Spoelstra scattered six hits over seven innings to improve to 2-1 on the season. The Eastern Christian High School graduate struck out six batters and walked only one. Spoelstra received all the run support he would need in the early innings as junior Peter Steiner (Chicago, IL) drove in a run in the top of the first on a single to right and freshman Tyler Tos (Walnut Creek, CA) added a run-scoring single in the second that brought home sophomore Jake VanAlten (Holland Christian HS) who led of the inning with a triple.

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Men’s Golf Takes Fourth at Muskingum Invitational

Saturday, March 27, 2010

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ZANESVILLE, OH—The Calvin men’s golf team took fourth in a field of nine teams at the two-day Muskingum Invitational at the Eaglesticks Golf Course with a 36-hole total of 613 strokes. Calvin opened the tournament with a day one score of 317 and then fired a sizzling score of 296 on Saturday. Malone was first with a two-day total of 558 strokes while Mount Union was second (603) and Otterbein third (611). Calvin’s top individual finisher was freshman Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a total of 148 (79-69) strokes. Senior Jon Kuiper (Grand Rapids Christian HS) was Calvin’s next man, tied for 11th with a total of 152 strokes (78-74).

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Men’s Tennis Falls to to Oglethorpe in Spring Break Finale

Saturday, March 27, 2010

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ORLANDO, FL - Calvin concluded its spring break trip with a 5-3 loss to Ogelthorpe University Friday morning. The Knights are now 5-4 on the season. Calvin opened the match with early momentum, gaining wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles.

Freshman Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH) and junior Roland Eldridge (Charlotte, NC) picked up an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles while sophomore Jon Goorhouse (Holland Christian HS) and junior Andrew DeVlieger (Northpointe Christian HS) were 8-1 winners at No. 3 doubles.

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Adrian Takes Two From Calvin Baseball Team

Saturday, March 27, 2010

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The defending MIAA champion Bulldogs of Adrian jumped on Calvin for a pair of victories Saturday afternoon at Calvin Field, defeating the Knights 9-3 and 7-2 in the MIAA openers for both teams.

Adrian (7-5 overall, 2-0 MIAA) grabbed the early momentum in both games, scoring two runs in the first inning of game one and six runs in the first inning of game two. In game one, Adrian scored two runs in the first and two more in the third before Calvin (3-7 overall, 0-2 MIAA) scored a run in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by senior Kyle Gurzynski (Ludington HS).

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Softball Splits in Regular Season Finales in Tucson, AZ

Friday, March 26, 2010

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TUCSON, AZ - Calvin closed out its spring break trip by splitting a pair of games Friday morning, falling to Marian (WI) 8-0 before bouncing back to defeat Edgewood 15-0. Heading into conference play next week, the Knights are 4-3 overall.

In the loss to Marian, Calvin managed just one hit which came off the bat of sophomore Marie Prins (Unity Christian HS). Senior Mandy Johnson (Northpointe Christian HS) took the loss for the Knights.

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Softball Splits Pair of 2-1 Contests in Tucson, Arizona

Friday, March 26, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Defeated by Luther 6-3 in Orlando

Friday, March 26, 2010

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ORLANDO, FL - In a matchup of regionally-ranked teams Luther defeated Calvin 6-3. Luther entered the match ranked eighth in the ITA Central Region rankings and 25th nationally while Calvin (8-2) came in ranked 13th in the Central Region.

Luther (19-2) took a 2-1 lead with victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Calvin’s No. 1 doubles team of juniors Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland Christian HS) picked up an 8-3 win over Luther’s team of Kelsie Allen and Brynne Zinnecker, ranked 14th in the Central Region doubles rankings.

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