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Varsity Softball Team Enjoys Conference Win over the Allendale Falcons

On Wednesday afternoon on their home field, the Calvin Lady Squires took on the Allendale Falcons. Both teams went scoreless in the first inning.  In the second inning, Allendale put up 1 run and Calvin answered with 6 runs to end the inning.  Calvin added another run in the third inning and 2 more in the fifth. Both teams scored a run in the sixth inning.  Calvin held Allendale scoreless in the top of the 7th to end the game with a final score of 10 to 2.

The Lady Squires had 7 hits for the day including a double by Lizzy Szumski and 2 singles each by Michal Hoogland and Abby Green.  Kelsey Kooistra and Courtney Tolar also each hit a single.  Szumski had 3 RBIs for the day followed by Hoogland, Taylor Hans and Rachel DeVries with one RBI each.  Kooistra had a great defensive day in the field at short-stop and ran for 2 stolen bases.  Green threw 8 strike-outs from the mound.

When asked for his thoughts on the game, Coach Mike Gruppen commented “The girls responded very well to a tough loss to a solid Lee team on Monday. They really focused in practice on Tuesday and it showed today. We talk as a team about getting a little better every day. We did that today.”