Baseball Roundup: Red-hot Waterloo sweeps weekend

Baseball Roundup: Red-hot Waterloo sweeps weekend
HAMILTON, Ont. - Recapping the weekend baseball action from around the OUA.

Sept. 15 - Queen's @ McMaster

Jake Roberts pitched six quality innings, giving up one earned run on three hits, as the Marauder baseball team picked up a 6-4 win in the second half of a doubleheader against the Queen's Gaels on Sunday. The victory was McMaster's first of the OUA season.

The Marauders opened the scoring in the second inning, when third baseman Chris Novachis singled to left field to drive in Jake Chiaravalle from second. Travis Gibson kicked off a productive day at the plate, one that saw him go three-for-three, by following Novachis' base knock with a double to bring the third baseman home and extend McMaster's lead.

Queen's took advantage of an infield error to score in the fourth inning, but McMaster quickly responded with a two-run fifth to extend its lead to 4-1. A Mike Telford double and Mike Campagnolo single each yielded a run in the sixth, as the gap widened to five runs.

Roberts was replaced by Mike Westlake after hitting a batter to open the seventh, and that runner would come around to score as the Gaels put up three runs in the final inning. But their comeback bid was snuffed out when Ryan Abraham grounded out to end the game.

Queen's won the first game of the doubleheader 17-3.

McMaster returns to action at Bernie Arbour Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 17, when the Marauders play host to the Ryerson Rams (1-7). First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Source: McMaster Sports Info

Ryerson @ Waterloo
Gm. 1
Waterloo 7, Ryerson 3

Waterloo's hot bats continued on Sunday as the Warrior baseball team won their third straight game topping the Ryerson Rams 7-3.  The Warriors wasted little time jumping all over Ryerson's starting pitcher Mark Tari putting up four runs in the first inning.

Waterloo starting pitcher Adam Lentz (Calgary) was solid going five innings giving up five hits and two runs while striking out a game-high five batters.  Mitchell Kay (Kitchener) closed out the game going two innings strong allowing only two hits while giving up three walks.

Chris Ryan (Waterloo) led the Warriors with two hits while adding an rbi and one run scored.  Michael Clouthier (Guelph) racked up three rbi's in the win while also going 2-for-3 at the plate.  Rounding out the offense was Chris Georges (Pickering) and Ben Tinklin (Kitchener) who each added two hits.

Gm. 2 Waterloo 12, Ryerson 3

For the fourth straight game the Warriors put up at least seven runs to extend their winning streak to four with a 12-3 win over the Rams in the backend of their doubleheader at Jack Couch Park.  Waterloo fell behind 2-0 in the opening inning but scored six runs in the bottom half of the second and four more in the sixth to cruise to victory.

Chris Ryan (Waterloo) continued to swing a hot bat in game two going 2-for-4 with one rbi.  James McCullough (Toronto) was also a factor with three rbi's while Clouthier crossed the plate three times for the black and gold.

Ryne Weppler (Walkerton) picked up the win going five innings giving up three runs on seven hits while striking out three.  Ben Tinklin (Kitchener) did the rest in the final two innings allowing only one hit while sitting aside two Ryerson batters.  With the win the Warriors improved to 6-2 on the season.

The Warriors will look for their fifth straight win on Tuesday when they host the Western Mustangs at Jack Couch Park with the first pitch set for 7 p.m.

Source: Waterloo Sports Info

Brock @ Western

LONDON, Ont. - The Brock University baseball team (12-3 overall, 7-2 OUA) split the doubleheader Sunday afternoon on the road against divisional rival Western Mustangs. The Badgers took game one 2-1 and dropped game two by the score of 5-1.

In game one, two of the top pitchers in the league in Brock's Paul McKenna and Western's Adam Paish went head- to-head. McKenna went the distance, for his second victory of the week, throwing a two-hitter allowing one run (unearned) while striking out five. Paish also threw seven strong innings allowing two runs on six hits while striking out five in the loss.

Sophomore Jordan Grant (Mississauga, Ont.) went 2-for-2 to lead the Badgers offense. Junior Wil Nicholson (Burlington, Ont.) (1-for-2), freshman Justin Gideon (Pickering, Ont.) (1-for-3), freshman James Roffey (Guelph, Ont.) (1-for-4, RBI), Chris Anderi (Tecumseh, Ont.) (1-for-4) rounded out the Brock hitting.

In game two, the Brock bats were only able to muster four hits off Western starter Owen Boon who threw a complete game allowing one run with a game-high seven strikeouts.

Brock starter Daniel Veres (Burlington, Ont.) suffered the loss allowing five runs on three hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked five in his second OUA start of the season.

Nicholson (1-for-2), sophomore Kyle DeGiuli (Niagara Falls, Ont.) (1-for-1), sophomore Tim Lawson (Oakville, Ont.) (1-for-1) and junior Ricky Ferri (St. Catharines, Ont.) (1-for-3) added the Brock hits.

The Badgers next action is Sept. 17th at 7p.m. when they host the Queen's Gaels at George Taylor Field. Brock is also at home on Homecoming Weekend when they host the Toronto Varsiry Blues (Sept. 21) and Laurier Golden Hawks (Sept. 22).

Source: Brock Sports Info

Sept. 14 - Queen's @ Laurier

WATERLOO, Ont. (September 16, 2013) - The Wilfrid Laurier men's baseball team handled both games against the Queen's Gaels with ease on Saturday outscoring their opponent 15-1 in the double header. 

In game one Jordan Petruska proved why he is the ace of the Laurier starting staff, firing a complete game shutout with nine strikeouts and no walks while allowing only three hits. The Golden Hawks began the game with four straight hits which led to a bat-around inning in which they scored four runs. Laurier added on two more in the 4th and one in the 5th to cruise to a 7-0 victory. 

The second game began much like the first as the Hawks jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings. It took Laurier three pitchers to navigate game two. Ian Filion was solid allowing only one run on three hits in five innings of work. Relievers Andrew Ziedins and Noah Ivanyi each pitched an inning to close out the game and seal the 8-1 victory for the Hawks. Laurier was aggressive on the base paths all game. They had four steals and consistently caught Queen's off guard by taking extra bases.  

Defence was a big factor in both of Saturday's games. Laurier played solid defensively all day while the Gaels struggled in that respect accumulating nine errors on the day.

Source: Laurier Sports Info

Ryerson @ Toronto

The OUA defending champion Varsity Blues baseball team defeated the Ryerson Rams 8-3 and 13-1 on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Dan Lang Field.

Fourth-year pitcher Peter Nash (Ajax) earned the win on the mound in the first game, allowing three earned runs on four hits, while striking out six. Toronto built a 2-0 lead after four innings and exploded for four runs in the fifth to secure the victory. Veteran Andrew Mannone led the Blues offensively with three hits and two RBI in the victory.

Toronto carried that momentum over to the second game of the day, scoring four runs in the first inning. The Blues went onto add three and six runs in the third and fourth innings to secure a dominant 13-1 win.

Ryan Donnelly earned the win on the mound, striking out one in five innings of work. Jonathan Isaac had three hits and five RBI in the win.

The Varsity Blues return to the field tomorrow (Sept. 15) as they host the Guelph Gryphons at Dan Lang Field. The first game of the doubleheader is scheduled for 12 p.m.

Source: Toronto Sports Info

Waterloo @ McMaster
Gm.1 Waterloo 12, McMaster 0

The Warrior baseball team won back-to-back games for the first time this season handing the McMaster Marauders a pair of lopsided losses on Saturday afternoon in Hamilton.

Waterloo opened the doubleheader with a big 12-0 win over the Marauders thanks to a 2-for-3 day by James McCullough (Toronto) at the plate while scoring three runs.  Nolan Pettipiece (Burlington), Chris Ryan (Waterloo), Craig Vanooteghem (Kitchener) and Kyle Thalheimer (Richmond Hill) all contributed to the offensive onslaught with two hits each.

Brandon Beattie (St. Catharines) went the distance for the win allowing eight hits over seven innings, striking out four while giving up four walks.

Gm. 2 Waterloo 7, McMaster 4

In the back end of the double header Waterloo scored four runs in the top half of the seventh to top McMaster 7-4.  Ben Tinklin (Kitchener) went 2-for-4 at the plate with two rbi's while Chris Georges (Pickering) also had two rbi's in the win. 

Starting pitcher Jay Flannigan (Cornwall) went five and two-thirds giving up three runs on six hits while relief pitcher Michael Parrott (Markham) was credited with the win.

The 4-2 Warriors will take on the Ryerson Rams today with a doubleheader set as part of their home opener.

Source: Waterloo Sports Info

Brock @ Guelph
Gm. 1 Guelph 4, Brock 3

Gm. 2 Brock 6, Guelph 0

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