April 22 - MIAA Players of the Week
Pitcher of the Week - none nominated
|Franklin||4||Saint Mary's (Ind.)||6||Rescheduled from 3/20||Final - 8 innings|
|Franklin||3||Saint Mary's (Ind.)||2||Rescheduled from 3/20||Final|
|Apr. 17||Trine||10||Albion *||1||Final - 6 innings|
|Apr. 18||Calvin||13||Manchester||1||Final - 5 innings|
|Calvin||14||Manchester||0||Final - 5 innings|
|Apr. 19||Adrian||10||Kalamazoo *||1||Rescheduled from Thursday, April 18||Final - 5 innings|
|Adrian||13||Kalamazoo *||5||Rescheduled from Thursday, April 18||Final - 5 innings|
|Apr. 20||Adrian||Anderson (Ind.)||Cancelled||
|Apr. 22||Saint Mary's (Ind.)||2||Alma *||5||Final|
|Saint Mary's (Ind.)||9||Alma *||7||Final|
|Manchester||1||Alma||9||Final - 5 innings|
|Apr. 24||Calvin||10||Kalamazoo *||2||Final - 5 innings|
|Albion||0||Adrian *||23||Final - 5 innings|
|Apr. 25||Saint Mary's (Ind.)||1||Hope *||4||Rescheduled from 4/18||Final|
|Adrian||1||Thomas More||9||Rescheduled from Friday, April 19||Final|
|Saint Mary's (Ind.)||5||Hope *||4||Rescheduled from 4/18||Final|
|Adrian||2||Thomas More||14||Rescheduled from Friday, April 19||Final - 5 innings|
|Apr. 26||Alma||7||Albion *||5||Final|
|Calvin||10||Olivet *||1||Final - 5 innings|
|Alma||15||Albion *||4||Final - 5 innings|
|Calvin||11||Olivet *||1||Final - 5 innings|
|Apr. 27||Hope||13||Kalamazoo *||9||Final|
|Adrian||1||Saint Mary's (Ind.) *||3||Start time moved up from 1 p.m.||Final|
|Hope||17||Kalamazoo *||3||Final - 5 innings|
|Adrian||5||Saint Mary's (Ind.) *||2||Start time moved up from 3 p.m.||Final|
|Apr. 28||Trine||13||Wittenberg||3||Moved from April 7th||Final - 5 innings|
|Trine||3||Wittenberg||0||Moved from April 7th||Final|
|Kalamazoo||5||Elmhurst||8||Final - 10 innings|
|Roosevelt||4||Olivet||1||to be played at Chicago Bandits Stadium (Rosemont, Ill.)||Final|
|Roosevelt||5||Olivet||4||to be played at Chicago Bandits Stadium (Rosemont, Ill.)||Final - 9 innings|
Around the MIAA (games through April 21)
Due to the rain last week, the Adrian College softball team only played one day, a doubleheader with Kalamazoo. The Bulldogs’ offense had a big day against the Hornets on Friday, putting up 23 total runs in the two games. AC took the first game 10-1 before completing the sweep with a 13-5 victory in game two, with both games only lasting five innings. Senior Paige Cubberly led the offense with four hits and four RBIs and was named the MIAA’s Position Player of the Week for her performance. She also got the job done in the circle in game one, pitching all five innings while only giving up one run on four hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
Rain forced Alma's softball games against Anderson University (Ind.) to be cancelled last week.
Calvin defeated Manchester in a doubleheader last week, 13-1 and 14-0. Abi Colon recorded a home run, the seventh of the spring and Colon's ninth career dinger to move into a tie for fifth all-time in Calvin history. Grace Quiggle recorded the fifth home run of Quiggle's season. Grace Stock recorded the third home run of the season.
The Hope College softball team split a non-league doubleheader with the University of Chicago last week. The Flying Dutch won the second game, 9-4, after losing 6-5 in the opener. Shortstop Savannah Dixon slugged a three-run homer for Hope in Game 2.
Kalamazoo dropped games with Adrian and Olivet this weekend to bring its overall record to 12-17 and 4-8 in MIAA games. Keelin McManus tallied three hits and two RBI in the games against Olivet while also pitching for the Hornets in both games. Kalamazoo has a six-game week to conclude its regular season. The Hornets travel to Calvin and Hope on Wednesday and Saturday before hosting Elmhurst Sunday.
The Olivet College softball team swept a doubleheader at Kalamazoo. The Comets rallied to win the opener, 7-3, and hung on to win the nightcap, 6-4. In game one, Olivet totaled 12 hits in the game. Senior Kinslea Blouin reached base safely in all four plate appearances. Blouin walked once, hit two doubles, and a single. Blouin also drove in two runs, scored two runs and stole two bases. From the ninth spot in the lineup, sophomore Erin Scanlon was 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Jazmin Hildebrand and Andrea Rico each had two hits, a double and a single, and an RBI. In the circle, Rico earned the win in relief of junior Gracie Boyle. Rico pitched 3-1/3 innings of scoreless relief. In the nightcap, the Comets jumped to a 6-0 lead before the Hornets scored four runs in the sixth inning. Freshman Kaylee Clothier reached safely three times, twice on hits and a third time on a walk. Taylor Shellenberger also had two hits, including a double, and an RBI. Blouin scored two runs. In the circle, Rico won for the fourth time this season. Shellenberger tossed the final 1-2/3 innings to earn her first collegiate save. With her 12 fielding assists, Blouin broke the Olivet single-season record with 102. The previous record was 92 by Taylor Smith in 2017.
The Belles split a non-conference doubleheader at Franklin in their lone competitions during a weather-affected week. JoAnna Keilman went 3-for-4 in game one with two doubles, three RBI, and a run. Kelsey Keilman was 2-for-3 with two runs, a triple, and an RBI in the opener and was 1-for-4 in game two with two RBI for the Belles.
The Thunder swept their lone doubleheader in a week that was twice affected by the weather. The team faced off with Albion on Wednesday and came away with a shortened 10-1 victory in the first game and a 4-0 win in the second. Freshman Ashley Swartout (Westfield, Ind.) led the way on the day finishing with six RBIs.
2019 MIAA Softball Standings
|GP||Record||Win %||RF||RA||GP||Record||Win %||RF||RA||Last 10||Streak|
|Saint Mary's (Ind.)||16||9-7||0.563||56||53||39||15-24||0.385||126||163||5-5||Lost 1|