BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Badgers sweep Warriors in two close games

BASEBALL  ROUNDUP: Badgers sweep Warriors in two close games


Sunday, September 14

Waterloo 6 @ Brock 7
Waterloo 3 @ Brock 4

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University baseball team (4-0 OUA, 12-0 overall) continued to roll as they swept the Waterloo Warriors winning by scores of 7-6 and 4-3 Sunday afternoon at George Taylor Field.

In Game One, the Badgers collected 12 hits led by second year Justin Gideon who went 3-for-4 with two RBI, highlighted by a double and single game Brock record two triples. Second year Phil Steer (2-for-5, RBI) and seniors Ricky Ferri (2-for-5, 2 RBI) and Koddi Quick (2-for-4) all collected two hits each. Rounding out the Brock offense were sophomore Dan Nicoletta (1-for-4, RBI), and seniors Wil Nicholson (1-for-4) and Chris Anderi (1-for-3).

The Warriors were led by Kyle Balzereit (2-for-5) and Michael Clouthier (1-for-4, 2 RBI).

Brock newcomer and former Warrior Brandon Beattie got the start for the Badgers, going five strong innings allowing one run on three hits with three strikeouts and three walks for his first victory of the OUA regular season. In relief, Badgers closer Phil Owen threw the final two innings allowing one run on one hit while striking out two and walking two for the save.

In Game Two, Quick drove in the game-winning run with a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the seventh for their 12 victory of the season. The Badgers collected 11 hits in total, led by Steer who went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Nicoletta was 2-for-2, while Ferri (1-for-3), Quick (1-for-4, RBI), Nicholson (1-for-2, double), Anderi (1-for-3), Marcus Beal (1-for-2) and Walker Lewis (1-for-1) rounded out the offense with one hit each.

Waterloo was led by Michael Clouthier who went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

On the hill, Brock senior Justin Ayles went the distance allowing three runs (0 earned) on six hits while striking out a game-high seven for his 21st career victory.

Source: Brock Badgers


Laurier 9 @ McMaster 3
Laurier 9 @ McMaster 0

HAMILTON, Ont. – Game one was a close game until the 7th when Laurier was able to get to McMaster's bullpen and pull ahead.  Brett van Pelt threw very well again for Laurier and the Golden Hawks got some big performances from Daniel Apostoli, Brandon Washkevich and Alex Kupchak.  Adam Raithby was a force on the basepaths as well.

Andrew Ziedins retired 14 straight hitters after giving up an early run and was the story of the game in this one.  A five run second inning was enough to pace the Laurier offense and the Golden Hawks swung the bats pretty well in this one.

"It is never easy to sweep a double-header in the OUA," commented Head Coach Scott Ballantyne.  "It requires strong focus all day long and we ask our guys to grind out the day and the results will come.  Today was a good example of that as we stuck with it all day, played solid defence and came away with two wins.  A lot of players contributed today for us and we continue to improve each day".

Source: Laurier Golden Hawks


Queen's 3 @ Toronto 10
Queen's 6 @ Toronto 5

TORONTO – The University of Toronto Varsity Blues baseball team defeated the Queen's Gaels 10-3 and fell 6-5 on Sunday, September 14 at Dan Lang Field.

The Blues finally got to play in their 2014 home opener after two doubleheaders were postponed due to rain. Toronto got off to a great start, overcoming an early 2-0 deficit to eventually take it 10-3.

Kyle Bowers led the Blues with three hits, including a triple, and one RBI, while Steven Hersch, Bradley Bedford and Kravice Batts each had two hits in the victory.

Veteran Marek Deska earned the win on the mound, allowing six hits and striking out six in five innings of work.

Source: Toronto Varsity Blues


Other Scores


Ryerson 6 @ Guelph 14
Ryerson 4 @ Guelph 11


Ryerson 3 @ Western 10
Ryerson 0 @ Western 10

Guelph 22 @ York 8
Guelph 5 @ York