Calvin Drops Both Ends of Baseball Doubleheader With Oberlin

Calvin Drops Both Ends of Baseball Doubleheader With Oberlin

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.

In the opener, Calvin fell behind 9-1 but chipped away at the deficit before running out of time.  Calvin tallied 10 hits in defeat led by junior Kyle Houts (Spring Lake, Mich./Spring Lake HS) who was 3-for-3 with two runs batted in. Junior Johnny Salgado (Whittier, Ca./Whitter HS) had a pair of hits and a run batted in. Senior Colton Wolfe (Eaton Rapids, Mich./Eaton Rapids HS) also had a double and a run scored. Junior Nate DeZwaan (Hamilton, Mich./Holland Christian HS) added a hit and two runs batted in.

Sophomore Clay Francisco (Delton, Mich./Thornapple Kellogg HS) took the loss on the mound for the Knights, striking out three and walking two in four innings of work. Freshmen Mike Kool (Sturgis, Mich./Centerville HS), Trevor Van Dyn (Jenison, Mich./Jenison HS) and Micah Berlage (Dexter, Mich./Dexter HS) also saw time out of the bullpen.

In game two, sophomore Jonathan Keane (Brookfield, Wisc./Brookfield Central HS) went six strong innings but suffered a hard-luck defeat managed just four hits off of four Oberlin hurlers who kept the Knights at bay.

Oberlin scored single runs in the first, second and third innings. Calvin scored two runs in the top of the third a ground ball by Wolfe with the bases full brought in a run. DeZwaan then brough in another run with a double to left field.

Calvin put the tying run on base in the top of the seventh but did not capitalize on the opportunity.

Senior Mike Kempton (Edwardsburg, Mich./Edwardsburg HS) had a triple and drew two walks. Salgado and Houts also had base hits.

Keane scattered seven hits on the mound, striking out three and walking one.

Calvin returns to action next weekend when it travels to Wheaton College (Il.) for a three-game slate. While at Wheaton, Calvin will face the host Thunder once as well as Aurora University (March 17) and Saint Mary's of Minnesota in single games.