Calvin Baseball Takes Two From Olivet

Calvin Baseball Takes Two From Olivet

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Calvin took both ends of a doubleheader from Olivet Friday to stretch its win streak to three games. The Knights (14-19 overall, 9-13 MIAA)
move into fifth place in the MIAA standings with the doubleheader sweep.

Calvin 2, Olivet 1

Junior Trevor VanDuyn (Jenison, Mich./Jenison HS) went all seven innings to pick up his fifth victory of the year against only one defeat. VanDuyn struck out seven, walked none and scattered seven innings to gain the complete-game victory.

Olivet scored its lone run on a throwing error in the fourth and had runners on second and third with no outs. VanDuyn bore down however to strike out the next batter. A failed suicided squeeze by Olivet gave the Knights out number two and VanDuyn closed the door on the inning with another strikeout.

Senior Ryan Pena (Lake Forest, Ca./J. Serra Catholic HS) reached base on an error and scored on a double to right-center by freshman Andrew Hung (Waterford, Mich./Waterford Mott HS).

In the sixth, freshman Will Baldwin (Lake Orion, Mich./Notre Dame HS) singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by freshman Matt Raymond (Chicago, Il./Loyola Academy). With a one-run lead, VanDuyn tossed a 1-2-3 seventh to close out the win.

Raymond had two hits as did freshman Ryan Peterson (Glen Ellyn, Il./Glenbard West HS).

VanDuyn tossed just 81 pitches in the win, 60 of which were strikes.

Calvin 7, Olivet 3

Sophomore Mark Primus (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) picked up his second straight victory on the mound, tossing the first 5.2 innings that included eight strikeouts and only one walk.

Primus received strong bullpen support as senior Logan Walker (Imlay City, Mich./Lapeer East HS) went 1.1 innings, freshman Steven Dogger (Holland, Mich./Holland Calvary HS) one inning and junior Justin Paauwe (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) one inning - all without allowing a run.

Leading 4-3, Calvin scored two key insurance runs in the sixth and added solo runs in both the seventh and eighth.

Pena went 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBI. Petersen and freshman Jeff Erickson (Boulder, Co./Fairview HS) both had doubles.

COACHES QUOTE: "Just a really solid team day," said Calvin head baseball coach Kevin VanDuyn. "Our pitchers threw strikes. Our offensive was agressive on the bases and our defense was solid on a windy afternoon. We're just trying to piece some wins together right now and today we did a good job of reaching that objective."

NEXT UP: Calvin will travel to Olivet for a doubleheader on Saturday with the start time set for noon.