Softball team shutout twice at Hope

Softball team shutout twice at Hope

HOLLAND, Mich. – The Olivet College softball team was shutout by Hope College in both games of a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) doubleheader this afternoon at Wolters Stadium in Holland.

THE BASICS
Final Scores: Hope 8, Olivet 0; Hope 10, Olivet 0
Location: Wolters Stadium; Holland, Mich.
Records: Olivet 10-20 overall, 1-9 MIAA; Hope 18-6 overall, 8-0 MIAA

HOW IT HAPPENED (GAME ONE)

  • The Flying Dutch took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run home run by Hayley Reitsema.
  • Hope added to its lead on a solo home run by Katie Singer in the third inning.
  • The Flying Dutch plated four unearned runs – one in the fourth and three in the fifth – to end the game early due to the eight-run mercy rule.

FOR THE COMETS

  • Olivet was held to three hits – double by senior Taylor Smith and singles by sophomore Nikole Kern and freshman Courtney Willson.
  • Freshman Bekah VanDam was charged with the pitching loss after surrendering eight runs (three earned) on eight hits in four and two-thirds innings.

FOR THE FLYING DUTCH

  • Hope had eight hits, all by a different player.
  • Reitsema and Sammi Adams each had two RBI.
  • Sydney Jones earned the complete game win in the circle. She struck out 11 and did not walk a batter.

HOW IT HAPPENED (GAME TWO)

  • The Flying Dutch plated one run in the first inning on an RBI-double by Sierra Mutschler.
  • Hope took advantage of two Comet errors to push across four unearned runs in the second inning.
  • The Flying Dutch capped their scoring with a single tally in the fifth and four runs in the seventh.

FOR THE COMETS

  • Olivet recorded four hits in the game, including a 2-for-2 performance by freshman Taylor Shellenberger. 
  • Junior Konnor Geiger had only extra base hit, with a double.
  • Freshman Gracie Boyle started in the circle, yielding six runs (two earned) on nine hits in five innings.
  • Senior Carrie Chamberlain tossed two innings of relief, allowing four earned runs on six hits. She struck out three.

FOR THE FLYING DUTCH

  • Mutschler, Rietsema and Noelle Jackson finished with three hits apiece.
  • Shay Pinhey recorded three RBI.
  • Katie Singer was the winning pitcher.

UP NEXT

  • Olivet hosts Baldwin Wallace (Ohio) University for a non-conference doubleheader Monday afternoon at 3 p.m.