2017 Calvin Baseball News

  • Calvin Baseball Downs Dutchmen - Clipped by Kalamazoo in MIAA Tournament
    May 12, 2017
    ADRIAN, Mich. - Calvin bowed out of the MIAA Tournament by splitting a pair of games on Thursday at Adrian's Nicolay Field.
  • Calvin Baseball Drops MIAA Tournament Opener to Adrian
    May 10, 2017
    ADRIAN, Mich. - Calvin dropped an 8-2 decision to top-seeded Adrian Wednesday night in the first round of the MIAA Tournament.
  • Baseball Earns Two All-MIAA Selections
    May 09, 2017
    Two members of the Calvin baseball team were named to the All-MIAA Second Team on Tuesday morning. Colton Wolfe and Jonathan Keane earned All-MIAA honors in 2017.
  • Calvin Baseball Qualifies for MIAA Tournament - To Face Adrian in First Round Game
    May 08, 2017
    The Calvin baseball team has qualified for the four-team MIAA Tournament. The Knights (19-21) are the No. 4 seed for the double-elimination tournament scheduled to open on Wednesday.
  • Calvin Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Kalamazoo - Clinches Share of Fourth Place in MIAA
    May 06, 2017
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Calvin split a doubleheader at Kalamazoo on Saturday and assured itself at least a share of fourth place in the final MIAA regular season standings.
  • Kalamazoo Stings Baseball on Senior Day
    May 05, 2017
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Hornets of Kalamazoo College on Friday by scores of 3-2 and 9-4. The Knights are currently in sole possession of fourth place in the conference standings, but are tight race for the final spot in the MIAA Tournament with Alma and Trine. With the pair of losses, the Knights drop to 12-14 in MIAA play and 18-20 overall. Kalamazoo sits in second in the league standings at 19-7 with a 27-11 overall record. In game one, the Knights took an early lead in the bottom of the second inning. Nate DeZwaan () reached on an error and eventually scored after sophomore Jonathan Keane (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield Central) ripped a double to left field and junior Ryan Stewart (Shelby, Mich./Parkway Christian) singled up the middle of the infield. Calvin’s starting pitcher junior Jamie Bristol (Grand Rapids, Mich./Calvin Christian) retired ten straight batters before giving up a double in the fourth inning to Kalamazoo’s Ryan Orr. Ian Kobernick’s one-out single brought Orr home, tying the game at one. The Knights stranded two runners in the bottom of the fourth and left Logan Marshall on the base paths in the bottom of the fifth. Kalamazoo capitalized on the Knights’ missed opportunities with a three-hit, one-run sixth inning at the plate to go up 2-1. Calvin pitcher sophomore Clay Francisco (Delton, Mich./Thornapple Kellogg) minimized the damage, with one pitch; Kalamazoo’s Mitch VanKoevering hit into a double play to end the inning, leaving two Hornets stranded on base. Freshman Justin Paauwe (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) replaced Francisco on the mound in the seventh inning. The Hornets widened their lead to two runs as Jordan Wiley’s infield single brought in pinch runner Connor Young. Freshman Mike Kool (Sturgis, Mich./Centreville) relieved Paauwe and finished the inning without any further damage. Kool got the final two outs, ending the inning with the bases loaded. The Knights gave one final push in the bottom of the seventh, rallying for back-to-back hits by freshman Logan Marshall (Plymouth, Mich./Salem) and junior Johnny Salgado (Whittier, Calif./Whittier). Sophomore Beau Redfield (Cedar Spring, Mich./Northpointe Christian) laid down a bunt and all runners were safe on a fielder’s choice, loading the bases. Senior Colton Wolfe (Eaton Rapids, Mich./Eaton Rapids) grounded into a double play, but one Knight scored on the play. However, the Knights’ comeback effort came up short as Ryan Orr was able to get the final out, pitching a full seven innings to earn the victory on the hill. DeZwaan, Keane and Marshall all were 2-3 in game one. Game two was scoreless until the fourth inning after a two-out double by Kalamazoo’s Mitch VanKoevering that brought home Jack Clark; Clark had reached on a single earlier in the inning. As the Knights’ struggled to get their bats going, the Hornets pulled ahead 4-0 with a three-run, two-hit fifth inning. Calvin committed two errors in the inning. The Knights responded in the bottom of the inning. Junior Kyle Houts (Spring Lake, Mich./Spring Lake) led off with a double and Marshall followed, singling to center field. A sac fly by Salgado scored Houts, bringing the score to 4-1. Calvin made it a 4-3 ball game scoring one run in both the sixth and seventh innings. DeZwaan, Houts, Marshall and senior Mike Kempton (Edwardsburg, Mich./Edwardsburg) contributed hits in the comeback effort. The Hornets responded with seven hits in the top of the eighth inning for five runs to go up 9-3. In Calvin’s last chance at the plate, Colton Wolfe doubled down the right field line and Nate DeZwaan earned an RBI with a single to left center. However, Kalamazoo’s Scott Zychowski got the job done on the mound for the Hornets to seal the five-run victory. In the second end of the doubleheader, DeZwaan and Marshall led the Knights’ offense once again. DeZwaan went 3=5 with an RBI while Marshall was 3-4. Freshman Trevor Van Duyn (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) took the loss on the mound. Francisco and freshman Micah Berlage (Dexter, Mich./Dexter) also pitched in the loss. The Knights will travel to Kalamazoo tomorrow to play the second half of the four-game series. First pitch of game one is set for 1 p.m.
  • Jonathan Keane Named MIAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week
    May 01, 2017
    For the first time in his collegiate career, Calvin College sophomore Jonathan Keane has been selected as the MIAA Pitcher of the Week.
  • Calvin Baseball Takes Two From Olivet
    April 29, 2017
    By Gina de Haan The Calvin baseball team took both ends of a doubleheader from Olivet Saturday, defeating the Comets 4-0 and 17-10 Saturday at Calvin Field.
  • Calvin Baseball Clipped by Comets
    April 27, 2017
    OLIVET, Mich. - The Calvin baseball team dropped both ends of a conference doubleheader at Olivet Thursday afternoon, falling 8-2 and 2-1.
  • Calvin Baseball Mauls Manchester
    April 26, 2017
    MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Calvin baseball team evened its season record 16-16 and stretched its win streak to four games with a 16-12 victory at Manchester University Wednesday afternoon.
  • Calvin Baseball Sweeps The Scots in Monday Matinee
    April 24, 2017
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Calvin baseball team claimed a crucial MIAA doubleheader sweep of Alma Monday afternoon, defeating the visiting Scots 1-0 and 3-2.
  • Calvin Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Alma
    April 22, 2017
    ALMA - Calvin split a conference doubleheader at Alma on Friday, losing the opener 1-0 in eight innings before coming back to win the nightcap 18-10.
  • Trevor VanDuyn Named MIAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week
    April 17, 2017
    Calvin freshman Trevor VanDuyn has been named the MIAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week.
  • Baseball Splits Saturday, Takes Series from Albion
    April 15, 2017
    The Calvin baseball team picked up a key MIAA victory on Saturday over the Albion Britons. The Knights won three of the four games in the series against the Britons. The Knights started the day winning the seven-inning game, 12-10. The Britons avoided the sweep, taking the nine-inning game, 10-4. The Knights are now 12-15 on the year and 7-9 in MIAA play.
  • Calvin Baseball Doubles Up Albion in Series Opening Twinbill
    April 13, 2017
    ALBION, Mich. - The Calvin baseball team claimed a pair of come-from-behind victories at Albion Thursday to claim its first doubleheader sweep of the season.
  • Baseball Rocks Illinois Tech
    April 11, 2017
    The Calvin baseball team jumped on the Scarlet Hawks on Tuesday to improve to 9-14 in 2017. The Knights defeated Illinois Tech 10-2 snap a four-game winning streak for Illinois Tech. The 10 runs are the third most on the season.
  • Calvin Baseball Drops Saturday Doubleheader to Adrian
    April 08, 2017
    Calvin dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Adrian on Saturday, as the league-leading Bulldogs picked up the four-game series sweep, defeating the Knights 10-2 and 11-5.
  • Calvin Baseball Drops Doubleheader at Adrian
    April 07, 2017
    ADRIAN, Mich. - The MIAA league-leading Adrian Bulldogs took both ends of a doubleheader from Calvin, defeating the Knights 7-0 in game one and 8-3 in game two.
  • Calvin Baseball Swept by Hope in Saturday Doubleheader
    April 01, 2017
    HOLLAND, Mich. - Calvin dropped both ends of a Saturday doubleheader at rival Hope Saturday afternoon, falling 11-2 and 5-3.
  • Baseball Sweeps Hope on Friday
    March 31, 2017
    The Calvin baseball team swept its arch-rival Hope on Friday afternoon at Calvin. The Knights defeated the Flying Dutchmen in the seven-inning game, 5-2. The Maroon and Gold smashed the visitors in the second game 16-4. Calvin improves to 8-8 on the year and 4-2 in the MIAA, while Hope falls to 10-6 and 3-3 in MIAA play.
  • Calvin Baseball Splits Monday Twinbill at Trine
    March 27, 2017
    ANGOLA, Ind. - Calvin split a doubleheader at Trine Monday afternoon, winning game one 6-1 and dropping game two 7-5.
  • Calvin Baseball Splits MIAA Lid-Lifter Friday Against Trine
    March 24, 2017
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Calvin split a doubleheader with Trine in its MIAA lid-lifter Friday afternoon. The Knights won game one 4-3 but fell in game two 7-3.
  • Calvin Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Sewanee - Rypel Picks Up Win #100
    March 22, 2017
    Knoxville, Tn. - Calvin split a doubleheader with Sewanee on Wednesday, dropping the opener 4-3 in 10 innings before coming back to top the Tigers 11-4 in 11 innings in game two.
  • Wolfe Launches Record-Breaking Home Run as Calvin Baseball Gains Split at Maryville College
    March 20, 2017
    MARYVILLE, TN - Calvin split a non-conference doubleheader at Maryville College Monday night, dropping game one 8-7 and winning game two 7-4.
  • Calvin Baseball Tops Saint Mary's and Wheaton In Non-Conference Saturday Slate
    March 19, 2017
    WHEATON, IL - The Calvin baseball team picked up a pair of non-conference victories on Saturday, defeating St. Marys (Mn.) 6-5 and Wheaton 4-1 Saturday afternoon at Wheaton's Lee Pfund Field.
  • Calvin Baseball Edged by Aurora
    March 17, 2017
    WHEATON, Il. - The Calvin baseball team fell to Aurora University 8-5 Friday afternoon in a game played on the campus of Wheaton College at Lee Pfund Field.
  • Baseball Drops Season Opener to Hanover
    March 10, 2017
    WESTFIELD, Ind. - Calvin opened its season with an 11-2 loss to Hanover College on a windy and wet Thursday night.
  • Calvin Drops Both Ends of Baseball Doubleheader With Oberlin
    March 10, 2017
    WESTFIELD, Ind. - Calvin dropped both ends of a non-conference doubleheader against Oberlin College Friday afternoon, falling 10-6 in the opener and 3-2 in the nightcap.
  • Calvin Baseball Set to Launch 2017 Campaign
    March 07, 2017
    The Calvin baseball team is set to launch its 2017 campaign. The Knights will open their season with a non-conference game against Hanover College Thursday night in Westfield, Indiana.
  • Calvin Baseball Picked to Finish Sixth in MIAA Preseason Coaches' Poll
    February 15, 2017
    The MIAA preseason baseball coaches' poll has been released and Calvin has been picked to finish sixth.
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