MIAA Softball Week #11 Wrap-Up

MIAA Softball Week #11 Wrap-Up

April 29 - MIAA Players of the Week


Last Week's Results

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
Apr. 22 Saint Mary's (Ind.) 2 Alma * 5 Final
  Trine 2 Calvin * 1 Final
  Albion 3 Hope * 4 Final
  Saint Mary's (Ind.) 9 Alma * 7 Final
  Albion 1 Hope * 4 Final
  Trine 5 Calvin * 1 Final
Apr. 23 Manchester 10 Alma 16 Final
  Manchester 1 Alma 9 Final - 5 innings
Apr. 24 Calvin 10 Kalamazoo * 2 Final - 5 innings
  Albion 0 Adrian * 23 Final - 5 innings
  Hope 1 Trine * 8 Final
  Calvin 5 Kalamazoo * 3 Final
  Albion 4 Adrian * 2 Final
  Hope 6 Trine * 11 Final
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
  Alma   Cornerstone   Cancelled
  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
  Kalamazoo 2 Elmhurst 0 Final
  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
* Conference

Next Week's Games

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
May. 03 Calvin 8 Hope % 2 MIAA Tournament - Game #1 Final
  Trine 4 Saint Mary's (Ind.) % 5 MIAA Tournament - Game #2 Final
  Hope 5 Trine % 4 MIAA Tournament - Game #3 Final - 9 innings
May. 04 Saint Mary's (Ind.) 1 Calvin % 7 MIAA Tournament - Game #4 Final
  Hope 4 Saint Mary's (Ind.) % 6 MIAA Tournament - Game #5 Final
  Calvin 5 Saint Mary's (Ind.) % 3 MIAA Tournament - Game #6 Final
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Around the MIAA 

Adrian (19-19, 7-9)

The Adrian College softball team ended its season last week with a trio of doubleheaders, picking up two wins in the six games. The week started with a split against Albion on Wednesday, with the Bulldogs winning game one, 23-0. It was the fourth-most runs scored in program history and the fourth-largest margin of victory. AC was swept by No. 24 Thomas More on Thursday before splitting with St. Mary’s to end the season on Saturday. The three seniors had memorable days on senior day, with Natalia Younan picking up a career-high five RBIs in her final game. Paige Cubberly pitched game one and gave up three runs on seven hits in the loss in her last game in the circle and Krista Lynch was hit by a pitch in game one, giving her the program record for most times being hit by a pitch in a season with 11 this year.


Albion (8-32, 1-15)

Skyler Herman (Union City) hit .471 (8-for-17) with five doubles and a homerun (for a .941 slugging percentage) in six games against MIAA rivals. She drew four walks to raise her on base percentage to .571…C Lauren Beougher (Merrill/Bullock Creek), who hit a three-run homerun to lift Albion to the game two victory over Adrian, also hit two doubles to raise her slugging percentage to .688 for the week.

Alma (20-16, 7-9)

The Scots ended their season going 5-1 in their final week. Senior McKenzie Creed (Edwardsburg, Mich. / Edwardsburg) hit her tenth home run of the year against Olivet, tying her for the most in a single season in Alma history and giving her 19 in her career, the second-most of any Alma player. Freshman Hadyn Terwilliger (Mount Pleasant, Mich. / Sacred Heart Academy) hit three home runs in game two versus the Comets, the first time that feat has ever been accomplished in by a Scot. As a team, Alma had the highest batting average (.357) and slugging percentage (.537) and the second-highest on-base percentage (.421) of any team in program history. Alma also hit 79 doubles, more than any other year. 27 home runs, third on the program's all-time list.


Calvin (26-8, 12-4)

Calvin went 4-2 in conference play last week, dropping both ends of a doubleheader with Trine on Monday before coming back to sweep twinbills from Kalamazoo (Wednesday) and Olivet (Friday). The Knights (26-8 overall) finished second in the final MIAA regular season standings with a 12-4 conference record and will be the No. 2 seed for the MIAA Tournament this week. Calvin also cracked the NCAA III Central Region rankings last week, moving into the No. 9 spot. Sophomore catcher Grace Stock had a big final week at the plate for the Knights to finish second in the final MIAA batting race with a .476 average. Sophomore Ellie Borst picked up a pair of victories during the week to bump her season win total to 12.


Hope (23-11, 10-6)

The Hope College softball team swept Kalamazoo College. 13-9 and 17-3, on Senior Day to secure a third-place in the MIAA regular-season standings. The Flying Dutch (23-9 overall) rebounded after losing twice to Trine and splitting with Saint Mary's earlier in the week. Against Kalamazoo, sophomore shortstop Savannah Dixon of Niles, Michigan (Edwardsburg) recorded five doubles over two games, including a school record-tying three during Game 2.


Kalamazoo (13-22, 4-12)

The Hornets finished the 2019 season by splitting games with Elmhurst on Sunday. Seniors Andrea MacMichael (43), Ashley Schiffer (37), and Hayleigh Alamo (34) were tops on the team in hits. MacMichael's 17 stolen bases placed her first in the MIAA at the end of the regular season. Alamo broke the school record with four home runs this season while finishing in seventh place in the MIAA with 32 RBIs. Keelin McManus tied the previous school home runs record with three.


Olivet (19-17, 8-8)

The Olivet College softball team lost all four games it played last week -- a doubleheader at MIAA rival Calvin and a non-conference doubleheader at Roosevelt (Ill.) University. Despite the losses to Calvin, senior Kinslea Blouin became the third player in school history to be the MIAA batting champion with a .478 average. She finished the year ranked among the single-season Olivet leaders in several other statistical categories. Blouin also finished her as the Comets' all-time leader in home runs and slugging percentage. Olivet ended the 2019 season with a 19-17 overall record.


Saint Mary's (13-22, 9-7)

The Belles split doubleheaders against Alma, Hope, and Adrian to secure the fourth spot in the MIAA Tournament with a 9-7 league record. Kelsey Keilman hit .524 on the week with seven runs to help lead the team to their fifth consecutive MIAA Tournament appearance. Mandi Hettinger hit .450 with a team-high six RBI while going 2-1 in the circle with wins over Alma and Hope. Zoe Bruni picked up the complete-game win in the circle against Adrian in what proved to be the win to clinch the final spot in the league tournament.


#T6 Trine (30-4, 14-2)

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2019 MIAA Softball Standings


  Conference Overall
GP Record Win % RF RA GP Record Win % RF RA Last 10 Streak
Trine 16 14-2 0.875 107 40   45 37-8 0.822 298 107 7-3 Lost 1
Calvin 16 12-4 0.750 94 50   41 31-10 0.756 259 139 8-2 Lost 1
Hope 16 10-6 0.625 101 88   37 24-13 0.649 239 186 5-5 Lost 1
Saint Mary's (Ind.) 16 9-7 0.563 56 53   39 15-24 0.385 126 163 5-5 Lost 1
Olivet 16 8-8 0.500 92 95   36 19-17 0.528 205 186 5-5 Lost 4
Alma 16 7-9 0.438 92 94   36 20-16 0.556 248 185 7-3 Won 4
Adrian 16 7-9 0.438 103 72   38 19-19 0.500 204 180 4-6 Won 1
Kalamazoo 16 4-12 0.250 64 129   35 13-22 0.371 166 243 1-9 Lost 1
Albion 16 1-15 0.063 45 133   40 8-32 0.200 138 290 1-9 Lost 2