Freshman team stumbles in 9-3 loss to Calvin

HAMILTON, Mich. — Hamilton was unable to capture the success they experienced at Saturday’s Grand Haven tournament against Calvin Christian Monday.

The Hawkeyes struggled at the plate in their 9-3 loss. The team is now 13-13-1 on the season.

“Baseball is a funny game,” Hamilton coach Josh Hoppe said. “On Saturday we crushed the ball. Today, we struggled mightily.”

Hamilton was down 5-3 entering the seventh inning, but the Squires pushed across four runs in the frame to put the game out of reach.

Sean Thompson took the loss. He pitched five innings, gave up three hits, walked seven and fanned two. Tom Schreur and Scott Arndt combined to finish the game.

Thompson collected three hits. Also adding base hits for Hamilton were Arndt, Michael TenCate, Cole Carlson and Trenton Haverdink.

The Hawkeyes will finish their season with a doubleheader Wednesday against Holland. First pitch is slated for 4:15 p.m.