GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. -- The Adrian College softball team started the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) season with an 8-0 (5-innings) and a 7-0 loss to Calvin on Friday afternoon.
Final Scores: Game 1: Calvin 8, Adrian 0 (5-innings) | Game 2: Calvin 7, Adrian 0
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan (Gainey Field)
Records: Calvin (15-2, 2-0 MIAA), Adrian (8-10, 0-2 MIAA)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Game One: Calvin def. Adrian 8-0 (5-innings)
The Knights scored four runs in both the first and second inning to take game one after five innings. Calvin pitcher, Anna Gernant (W, 5-1) struck out nine batters to hold the Bulldogs hitless through the five innings.
Game Two: Calvin def. Adrian 7-0
The Knights scored two runs in the first and second inning and three in the fourth for a 7-0 lead. Adrian tallied seven hits in game two but was still held scoreless by the Calvin defense.
• Paige Cubberly (Toledo, Ohio) led Adrian with two hits in three at-bats in game two.
• Ashley Lenington (Southfield, Mich.), Bryanna Collins (Midland, Mich.), Hope Kapelanski (Novi, Mich.), Infinity Rogers (Sand Creek, Mich.), and Krista Lynch (Ypsilanti, Mich.) each tallied a hit in the final game of the day.
• Loren Vail (Belleville, Mich.) (L, 1-2) got the start for Adrian. She allowed nine hits, eight runs (7 earned), and walked two in the loss.
• Cubberly pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing four hits and striking out one batter.
• Rebecca Neal (Waterford Twp., Mich.) (L, 4-5) pitched 4.0 innings as the Bulldog starter. She allowed 10 hits, seven runs (6 earned), and struck out six batters.
• Emily Baldus (Saline, Mich.) pitched 3.0 innings in relief. She allowed two hits and walked three.
• Kayla Green tallied three hits in her three at-bats. She also led the Knights with two RBIs.
• Jessica Brasser (2-for-3), Grace Stock (2-for-2), and Rachel Borden (2-for-2) each recorded two hits.
• Abby Colon and Kayla Groen each led the team with two RBIs.
Maddie DeGroot (3-for-4) led Calvin led in game two with three hits.
• Colon led with three RBIs in the victory.
• Gernant struck out nine batters in game one.
• Ellie Borst (W, 7-1) allowed seven hits and struck out four in seven innings pitched in the game two win.
Adrian hosts cross-town rival Siena Heights on Monday, April 2, in a doubleheader that begins at 4:00 p.m., ET.