Softball Falls in Extras at Defiance

Softball Falls in Extras at Defiance

DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Calvin softball team fell to 13-17 on the year with a pair of eight-inning loses on Tuesday. The Knights fell in game one 2-1 and in game two 5-4.

In the fourth inning of game one, sophomore Rachel Borden (Edwardsburg, Mich./Edwardsburg) singled to shortstop to score sophomore Anna Gernant (West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley).

Defiance would tie the game with a run in the sixth inning. The Yellow Jackets scored the game-winning run in the eighth inning with the international tiebreak rule.

Anna Gernant had 13 strikeouts on one earned run and three hits in game one.

Rachel Borden finished the first game with a game-high two hits.

Calvin struck first in game two in the second inning. Sophomore Maddie DeGroot (Hudsonville, Mich./Unity Christian) singled to third base and scored Rachel Borden.

In the third inning, Anna Gernant flied out to right field to score junior Jessica Brasser (Rockford, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian). Sophomore Casey Lawler (Novi, Mich./Novi) doubled through the left side of the infield to score junior Kaley Frank (Edwardsburg, Mich./Edwardsburg).

Defiance would cut into the Calvin lead with a run in the third inning.

Kaley Frank pushed the lead back to three with a double into the gap in right field to score Maddie DeGroot.

Defiance would chip away at the lead with a run in the sixth inning and two runs in the seventh inning.

The Yellow Jackets would win again in the eighth inning.

Senior Paige Groom (Potterville, Mich./Potterville) recorded the loss in game two.

Maddie DeGroot and Kaley Frank both finished with three hits.

Sophomore Kayla Carter (Holbrook, Mass./South Shore Christian Academy) recorded her first at bat of the season in game two.

The Knights return to action on Thursday when they host Hope in the rivalry doubleheader.