The Kalamazoo College baseball team destroyed Finlandia University in a two game series on Wednesday, April 15th, winning both games by a score of 20 runs to zero. Senior outfielder Scott Devine hit a lone homerun for the Hornets and pitchers Ryan Orr and Brent Yelton each earned wins in their starts. Kalamazoo capped off an undefeated week with a four game sweep of Olivet College, outscoring the Comets by a score of 28 to seven. The Hornets were led offensively by sophomore shortstop Ian Kobernick and senior outfielder Joey Aliota and their two homeruns apiece. The one-two punch of superstar pitchers Ryan Orr and Aaron Schwark won the Hornets the first two games while Nic Janssen and wily veteran Adam McDowell earned the wins for the final two games. The Hornets return to home play April 23rd when they take on the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern.
The Hornet’s softball team split both of their two game series this week, taking one game from Adrian College and Olivet College respectively. In the first series, the Hornets started hot with a five to three win over the Bulldogs from Adrian but dropped the second game by a close five to four margin. They followed that with a four to one loss to Olivet and ended the week with a six to five win over the Comets. Sophomore Erin DuRoss led the Hornets both on the mound and at the plate as she hit two homeruns with four RBIs along with a pitching win. Seniors Maddy Sinkovich and Querubin DuBois were heavy offensive contributors for the Hornets, driving in five and three runs apiece. The Hornets next play at St. Mary’s College on April 21st.
The Men’s Golf team wrapped up their week with a solid showing at Trine University’s A.C. Eddy Invitational on Sunday, April 19th as they shot a 407 as a collective, earning them fourth place. The Hornets finished a mere seven strokes away from the eventual co-champions Sienna Heights University and Rochester College. David Smith and Phil Ritchie each played great rounds of golf, shooting a 73 and a 74 respectively. Both earned All-Tournament honors. The Men’s Golf team does not return to action until April 26th when they take on rivals Albion College.
The Hornet’s Men’s Tennis team started and ended a historic week with victories, defeating Calvin College and Adrian College by an eight to one margin in both matches. These wins earn Kalamazoo at least a share of their 77th consecutive MIAA title. Sophomore star Branden Metzler dominated first singles in both matchups as the Hornets saw little competition from Calvin or Adrian. The men take the court again on April 22nd as they host Hope College.
The Kalamazoo College Women’s tennis team won their lone match this week against Calvin College seven to two on Tuesday, April 14th. Junior star Sarah Woods was taken to a third set, but ended up pulling out a win at first singles. Seniors Olivia Bouchard and Carrie Foura also picked up singles flights for Kalamazoo. The Hornets swept the doubles flights and improved to five and one in the MIAA. The women next host St. Mary’s on April, 22nd at Stowe Stadium.