Men’s baseball took on Hope on the Friday and Saturday in a four game series. The first two games were played in Kalamazoo and the Hornets came out strong. Led by Ryan Orr ’18, who pitched a complete game only allowing one run, they won the game 2-1 with an outstanding rally in the bottom of the seventh. The win moved Orr ’18 to 5-0 on the season. The second game was a battle as Hope came out strong, scoring all six of their runs in the second inning. The Hornets battled back, but came up one run short losing the game 6-5 to the Flying Dutchmen. They traveled back to Holland to play the remaining two games at Hope. The Dutchmen came out hot on Saturday, and the Hornets were unable to stop them. They lost both games, 6-2 and 7-0 respectively.
The golf teams were out in the beautiful weather on Monday playing in honor of former men’s coach Steven Tyler. The men finished sixth with strong performances by Phil Ritchie ’17 and David Smith ’17 who both carded seventy-nines that placed them in a tie for tenth. Sarah Manski ’15 led the women with a ninety-five, which landed her in fourteenth place. The whole day of golf was all in the remembrance of Steven Tyler, the former K golf coach who lost his life to cancer a few years ago.
Women’s softball had a doubleheader versus Calvin on Friday where they split games behind the continued strong play of Querubin Dubois ’18. The Hornets lost the first game 10-8, but came back strong and won the second game 10-2 in 5 innings. They had a doubleheader the next day versus Defiance where they lost both games 6-4 and 5-3.
Women’s tennis played Hope this week in a hard fought match. Hope is nationally ranked 26th, and they proved to be a tough battle for the Hornets. In the close match, Hope won 5-4 as the Hornets were unable to pull off the upset. The women bounced back the next day and dominated Adrian by winning 8-1 on the road.
In a game versus Hope this weekend another battle between bitter rivals took place. Taking place in Holland, the first half began with strong defense from both teams, as the score at halftime was Hope leading 3-1. Hope came out strong in the second half extending their lead to nine early in the half. The Hornets came charging back though, but in the end came up just too short. Anika Sproull ’17 lead the team with 3 goals. The women are now 4-5 on the season.