Calvin Baseball Splits With Rival Hope College

Calvin Baseball Splits With Rival Hope College

HOLLAND, Mich.— The Calvin men's Baseball team had a doubleheader split against rival Hope college on Monday evening. 

GAME ONE: 

(Hope 15, Calvin 9)

Calvin opened up the game taking the early 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the first, Hope responded with one run. 

With the second inning underway, freshman Matt Raymond (Chicago, Ill. / Loyola Academy) sac flied one out to center field as freshman Ryan Peterson (Glen Ellyn, Il. / Glenbard West) scored to give Calvin the 3-1 advantage. Hope's turn to bat, recorded two runs to tie the ballgame up. 

The Flying Dutchmen pulled ahead 5-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning. 

Calvin regained its lead at the top of the fifth as Peterson singled to right field to bring in freshman Andrew Hung (Waterford, Mich. / Waterford Mott)and senior Ryan Pena (Lake Forest, Calif. / J Serra Catholic)as the Knights lead 6-5. 

Once again, Hope answered to regain its lead. 

The Knights battling, recorded two more runs in the sixth to take back the 9-7 lead.  

Hope looking for the win, went on a hot streak scoring eight runs and closed out the contest with the 15-9 victory. 

GAME TWO: 

(Calvin 8, Hope 3)

 Both teams came out battling the second game as neither was able to get in the board through the first two innings. 

Calvin struck first as sophomore Ricky Padilla (Poway, Calif. / Poway) singled to shortstop and brought in Raymond and junior Logan Marshall (Plymouth, Mich. / Salem) to take the 2-0 lead. 

Hope was next to score in the bottom of the fourth to trail by one. 

At the top of the fifth, Raymond blasted a double to bring in Marshall. Padilla also recorded a double and Raymond scored as the Knights took the 4-1 edge. 

With the seventh inning underway, Calvin recorded three more runs to lead 7-1. Hope's turn to bat, the Flying Dutchmen posted two runs to tighten Calvin's lead.

The Knights found one more opportunity to score in the top of the eighth and Calvin walked away with the 8-3 win. 

Junior pitcher Trevor VanDuyn (Jenison, Mich. / Jenison) picked up his second win of the season at the mound as he had seven strikeouts and walked only three runners.

COACHES QUOTE: Kevin VanDuyn stated, "It was good to come back and get the second win. Overall, it was a really good team effort in the cold. Trevor VanDuyn pitched a great second game for us." 

NEXT UP: Calvin hosts Hope College on Tuesday for a double header. Game one will begin at 2:00 p.m. followed by game two at 4:30 p.m.