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Belles host MIAA rival Calvin

Bobby Griffin | Tuesday, April 6, 2004

After winning their previous five of six games, the Belles will look to continue their solid play Tuesday, when they host Calvin.

Saint Mary’s (10-13 overall, 3-3 in the MIAA), has responded well after a dismal seven-game losing streak coming off their spring break in Florida.

The Belles are viewing tomorrow as an important match-up for the outcome of their regular season. Calvin is currently 4-0 in the MIAA and 8-6 overall.

“If we play up to our potential, [we can] sweep Calvin,” said captain Katrina Tebbe. “Getting two wins from them could come down to whether we go to the conference tourney or not.”

The Belles have worked hard to reach this point and hope to play well into the postseason.

After failing to provide run support early in the season, the Belles have lately come on strong with the bats, and hope to continue that tomorrow.

“We definitely need to bring the bats like we have in the last four games and make a solid defensive stance,” said Tebbe.

On Saturday, the Belles swept Adrian, winning 9-5 and 4-0. In the first game, Tebbe went 3-for-4 with an RBI. In the second game, Libby Wilhelmy tossed a complete game shutout, giving up two hits and striking out two.

Today’s game with Calvin will take place at Saint Mary’s. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.