Sunday, September 7
Queen's 4 @ Waterloo 14
Queen's 1 @ Waterloo 7
WATERLOO, Ont. – The Warriors opened up their OUA season against the Queen's Gaels on Sunday after their double-header against Guelph was cancelled yesterday. Waterloo opened the season on dominating fashion, winning 14-4 and 7-1 to move to 2-0 on the season.
For the third straight season, OUA veteran pitcher Adam Lentz (Calgary) was handed the ball to open the Warriors season and he did not disappoint. Lentz threw 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 3 strikeouts to earn the win. Second year CF Kyle Balzereit (Brantford) and reigning UW and OUA Rookie of the Year Michael Clouthier (Guelph) both had big games for the Warriors. Both Balzereit and Clouthier notched a single, double, homerun, and 3 runs scored. Clouthier added 3 RBIs and a stolen base while Balzereit knocked in 4 runs and stole 2 bags. Fifth year SS Nolan Pettipiece (Burlington) scored 3 runs while second year OF Kyle Thalheimer (Richmond Hill) scored twice.
The quality starting pitching continued for the Warriors in game two as second year SP Ryne Weppler (Walkerton) threw 6 strong innings for the win, allowing only one unearned run on 3 hits with 4 strikeouts. Weppler didn't allow his first hit until the 5th inning. 4th year P/DH Ben Tinklin (Kitchener) came on in relief to finish the game, striking out the side. Balzereit continued his strong day at the plate as he went 2-4 with a double, one stolen base and two runs scored. 4th year OF Mike Gatchene (Kitchener) added 2 hits, an RBI and a run scored.
Field Manager Tim Pegg said after the games, "I thought we swung the bats really well today. We were patient and didn't expand. We put good swings on the ball when it was in our zone. Getting strong starting pitching is a key as well, and I thought Albi and Rhino did a great job changing speeds. I'm excited about our team this year. Next week will be a big test for us."
Brock 15 @ McMaster 1
Brock 15 @ McMaster 0
HAMILTON, Ont. – The Brock University baseball team (2-0 OUA, 8-0 overall) opened the 2014 OUA regular season with a two-game road sweep over the McMaster Marauders winning by scores of 15-1 and 15-0 at Bernie Arbour Stadium Sunday afternoon.
In Game One, the Badgers offense cllected 15 runs on 16 hits led by senior Chris Anderi who went 4-for-4 with four RBI. Koddi Quick (3-for-4, 2 runs, RBI) and Blake Stepien (3-for-4, 2B, 3 runs, RBI) both contributed with three hits each. Dan Nicoletta went 1-for-3 while driving in three runs and Wil Nicholson was 1-for-2 with two RBI. Rounding out the Badgers offense in Game One were Justin Gideon (1-for-4, 3B), Ryan Laird (1-for-1, 2B) and Blair Gignac (1-for-2).
McMaster was led by Travis Flint who collected two of the six Marauders hits going 2-for-3.
On the hill, Brock southpaw Daniel Veres threw five strong innings allowing no runs on six hits with three walks and a strikeout for the victory. Dylan Perago and Matt Watson came on in relief and threw one inning each of shutout ball.
Game Two stats not available at time of release.
Toronto 11 @ York 3
Toronto 6 @ York 8
TORONTO – The University of Toronto Varsity Blues baseball team kicked off their 2014 regular season going 1-1 against the York Lions on Sunday, September 7 at Stuart Bernett Park.
In the first game, second-year player Tanner Young Schultz led the team offensively with a home run, two singles and a base on balls. The bullpen was very strong and ensured that a comeback was insurmountable.
In the second game, the Blues got off to a slow start and despite threatening with the bases loaded and 0 outs in the last inning, the Blues were unable to complete the comeback. The bullpen staff once again were able to shut the door and keep York from scoring.
Ryerson 2 @ Laurier 6
Ryerson 0 @ Laurier 7
WATERLOO, Ont. – After being rained out on Saturday, the Wilfrid Laurier Men's Baseball team opened up conference play, and defence of their 2013 OUA Championship with two wins on Sunday vs. Ryerson. Laurier used a combination of dominant pitching and stellar defence to sweep the Rams and start the season 2-0. CF Jonathan Brouse, SS Callum Murphy and 3B Jeff Hunt all made highlight reel plays throughout the day.
Jordan Petruska was very efficient working 8 innings for the win as he picked up right where he left off last year. The Ryerson pitcher was also very effective, but Laurier took advantage of a number of Ryerson errors to open the season with a victory.
This game was much closer than the score would seem, as Ryerson held the Golden Hawks close until Laurier was able to broke it open late. Brett van Pelt was dominant in his first start of the conference season.
"We are pleased to start 2-0 as any time you can sweep a double header in our league you have to be happy with the result," said head coach Scott Ballantyne on the wins against Ryerson. "Ryerson is a relatively new team in our league, but they played hard and threw some strong pitching at us. We feel good about our pitching and defence and both were on display today."
McMaster 18 @ York 2
McMaster 2 @ York 3
Guelph 4 @ Western 0
Guelph 5 @ Western 3