MIAA Softball Week #6 Wrap-Up

MIAA Softball Week #6 Wrap-Up

March 25 - MIAA Players of the Week


Last Week's Results

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
Mar. 18 Hope 4 Concordia Wisconsin 2 Final
  Geneseo 5 Calvin 7 Final - 10 innings
  Hope 5 Wis.-Stevens Point 1 Final
  Calvin 10 Plattsburgh 7 Final
Mar. 19 Allegheny 2 Hope 12 Final - 5 innings
  Hope 4 Anderson (Ind.) 5 Final
  Grinnell 0 Calvin 15 Final - 5 innings
  Calvin 2 New Paltz 12 Final - 5 innings
Mar. 20 Western New Eng. 8 Calvin 6 Final
Mar. 21 Calvin 4 Bowdoin 7 Final
  Plattsburgh 4 Hope 17 Final
  Allegheny 3 Calvin 4 Final
  Hope 9 D'Youville 1 Final - 5 innings
  Bluffton 1 Albion 2 Final
  Anderson (Ind.) 4 Kalamazoo 0 Final
  Bluffton 10 Albion 9 Final
  Kalamazoo 1 Thomas (ME) 7 Final
Mar. 22 Hope 3 Wis.-Whitewater 2 Final
  Hope 14 Bethany (W.V.) 10 Final
  Wis.-Whitewater 3 Calvin 1 Final
  St. Lawrence 4 Kalamazoo 3 Final
  Calvin 5 Wis.-Stout 1 Final
  Kalamazoo 5 Farmingdale State 3 Hancock Recreation Complex 5 Final
Mar. 23 Carleton 3 Kalamazoo 5 Osceola 4 Final
  Kalamazoo 7 Franklin 4 Osceola County Softball Complex 5 Final
  North Park 5 Olivet 4 Final
  Alma 10 Ohio Wesleyan 6 Final
  North Central (Ill.) 5 Saint Mary's (Ind.) 2 Final
  Olivet 0 Simpson 4 Final
  Alma 14 Ohio Wesleyan 6 Final - 6 innings
  North Central (Ill.) 4 Saint Mary's (Ind.) 1 Final
Mar. 24 Ohio Northern 3 Trine 5 Final
  Wilmington (Ohio) 4 Albion 0 Final
  Adrian 7 Ohio Wesleyan 6 Final
  Alma 9 Bluffton 10 Final
  Ohio Northern 2 Trine 11 Final - 6 innings
  Simpson 5 Olivet 3 Final
  Wilmington (Ohio) 5 Albion 1 Final
  Adrian 9 Ohio Wesleyan 0 Final - 5 innings
  North Park 11 Olivet 16 Final
  Alma 9 Bluffton 1 Final - 6 innings

Next Week's Games

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
Mar. 25 Kalamazoo 6 Hamilton 9 Final
  Colby 2 Kalamazoo 11 Final - 5 innings
  Adrian 4 Defiance 2 Final
  Adrian 9 Defiance 12 Final - 8 innings
Mar. 26 Wis.-River Falls 7 Kalamazoo 8 Final - 11 innings
  Kalamazoo 14 Middlebury 12 Final
  Saint Mary's (Ind.) 3 Manchester 1 Final
  Trine 3 Anderson (Ind.) 1 Final
  Heidelberg 5 Adrian 8 Final
  Calvin 9 Wheaton (Ill.) 1 Final - 5 innings
  Saint Mary's (Ind.) 3 Manchester 1 Final
  Heidelberg 8 Adrian 4 Final
  Calvin 5 Wheaton (Ill.) 3 Final
  Trine 11 Anderson (Ind.) 4 Final
Mar. 27 Kalamazoo 2 Lewis & Clark 10 Final - 6 innings
  Bluffton 3 Olivet 12 Final - 5 innings
  Hope 7 Wheaton (Ill.) 2 Final
  Albion 4 Defiance 5 Final
  Bluffton 2 Olivet 3 Final
  Hope 8 Wheaton (Ill.) 14 Final
  Albion 0 Defiance 10 Final - 5 innings
Mar. 28 Alma 7 Calvin * 4 Final
  Siena Heights 4 Adrian 5 Final
  Alma 3 Calvin * 4 Final
  Siena Heights 3 Adrian 4 Final
Mar. 29 Olivet 6 Adrian * 7 Final - 10 innings
  Olivet 12 Adrian * 8 Final
Mar. 31 Trine   Transylvania   Cancelled
  Trine   Transylvania   Cancelled
* Conference

Around the MIAA (through March 24 games)

Adrian (8-4, 0-0)

The Bulldogs played their first games since spring break on Sunday and swept Ohio Wesleyan to extend its winning streak to five games. The Bulldogs led most of the first game but gave up six runs in the last two innings, putting them down by one heading into the bottom of the seventh. AC then loaded the bases and drove in the two runs needed, including a walk-off walk to win the game. The second game was all Adrian, as the Black and Gold thumped the Battling Bishops 9-0, with all nine runs coming in the second inning. Senior pitcher Paige Cubberly went all five innings and only gave up four hits with one strikeout. The five-game winning streak is the program’s longest since a six-game streak in the 2015 season.


Albion (7-11, 0-0)

Morgan Deckrow (Davison, Mich.) achieved a 1.95 ERA in three pitching appearances. Deckrow allowed four earned runs over 14.1 innings and allowed six hits and one walk in pitching Albion to the 2-1 victory over Bluffton last Thursday. Rebecca Rodriguez (Capac, Mich.) hit a home run at Bluffton and finished the week with a .583 slugging percentage.

Alma (10-6, 0-0)

Sitting on 899 wins entering the week, Head Coach Denny Griffin earned his 900th career victory with a 10-6 win over Ohio Wesleyan. Griffin has been the head softball coach at Alma since 1989 (31 years) and has finished with fewer than 23 wins only three times. The softball team averaged nearly 11 runs over four games last week, dropping only a 10-9 decision to Bluffton College on Sunday (March 24) and winning two games by the eight-run mercy rule. Senior McKenzie Creed (Edwardsburg, Mich.) and junior Bry Chapman (Holt, Mich.) both hit home runs for the Scots.


#18 Calvin (8-4, 0-0)

The Knights recorded six wins in Florida for spring break play. Maddie DeGroot broke the school record for hits during the span; DeGroot now has 167 career hits.


Hope (9-3, 0-0)

The Flying Dutch gave head coach Mary VandeHoef her 200th career victory during their spring break trip to Florida. In nine seasons, VandeHoef is the second Flying Dutch softball coach to reach the 200-win milestone. Hope won seven of eight games last week to raise its overall record to 9-3. The Flying Dutch received grand slams during the week from two sophomores: shortstop Savannah Dixon (Niles, Mich.) and catcher Morgann Kanouse (Cadillac, Mich.).


Kalamazoo (3-3, 0-0)

After losing its first three games of the season in Florida, the Hornets evened their record to 3-3 with three straight wins over Farmingdale State, Carleton, and Franklin. Andrea MacMichael went 10-for-22 (.455) in those six games with two doubles, a triple, seven runs, and one RBI while also throwing out two runners at the plate from center field. Ashley Schiffer is hitting .368 (7-for-19) with a double and four RBIs while Alyssa Heitkamp is hitting .333 with a triple and an RBI. Kalamazoo is scheduled to play six more games in Florida before returning home to host Alma in the MIAA opener on Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m.


Olivet (9-7, 0-0)

The Comets had a 1-3 record at the North Park Invitational. After losing the first three games, the Comet bats woke up to post a 16-11 win over the host Vikings in their final game. Payton Watson played in three games, and recorded an .800 batting average, 1.200 slugging percentage, .750 on-base percentage and four RBI. Dayoni Mahlich scored four runs and hit at a .750 clip in three games. Kinslea Blouin and Andrea Rico both had a .500 batting average and 3 RBI. Blouin hit a double and home run for a .786 slugging percentage. Rico earned the Comets' lone pitching win.


Saint Mary's (1-12, 0-0)

The Belles lost a pair of close games against undefeated North Central. In a 5-2 setback in the opener, Kelsey Keilman went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Molly Mirabelli was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Krystal Harris had a double in a 4-1 game-two setback.


RV Trine (10-2, 0-0)

The Thunder started the week with no games scheduled, but a last minute change gave them a doubleheader against Ohio Northern on Sunday. They made the most of it coming away with two wins. Senior Kate Saupe (Farwell, Mich.) once again shown in the circle coming up with a save in the first game and winning the second game. The offense really exploded in the pair of games for the team as they finished the day with seven home runs from six different batters.


 

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