BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Golden Hawks continue rolling with doubleheader sweep

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Golden Hawks continue rolling with doubleheader sweep


Saturday, September 20

Laurier 14 @ York 0
Laurier 13 @ York 5

TORONTO – The Wilfrid Laurier men's baseball team travelled to Aurora to take on York for the first time since 2003, as York has made their return to OUA Baseball in 2014 after competing in the CIBA for the past 10 years.  Laurier swung the bats well today and put up a lot of runs in the double header sweep.

Game #1:

Laurier scored 14 runs in this one, but the offence was overshadowed by a dominant pitching performance from Brett van Pelt who threw a 1 hit shutout.  This game was called after 7 innings due to the 10 run mercy rule.

Game #2:

York got 2 in the first, but Laurier then scored 13 unanswered runs to put this one away. 

"We were happy with the way we played today," commented Head Coach Scott Ballantyne.  "Both van Pelt and Ziedins were excellent on the mound and that is the strength of our team. Our offence did their part today as well and we had a number of innings where we scored multiple runs. That kind of offensive pressure makes it hard on our opponents".

Source: Laurier Golden Hawks 


Western 10 @ Brock 0
Western 2 @ Brock 11

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University baseball team (17-1 overall, 7-1 OUA) had their 16-game win streak come to an end Saturday afternoon as they split a doubleheader against the Western Mustangs. The Mustangs took Game One by the score of 10-0 and Brock answered in Game Two with an 11-2 victory.

In Game One, Western starter Adam Paish was strong going seven complete innings, allowing no runs on three hits with two strikeouts. Reliever Matt Bowden pitched the final two innings allowing no runs on one hit to combine for the shutout victory.

The Badgers collected just four hits. Justin Gideon went 2-for-4, while Ricky Ferri and Dan Nicoletta added one hit each. Leading the Mustangs were Turner Spears (3-for-5), Taylor Patterson (2-for-4, RBI) and Chris Mireaullt (1-for-4, 3 RBI).

In Game Two, the Badgers offense came alive, scoring six runs in the fourth inning and added five more in the bottom of the sixth, on route to their 17th victory of the season.

Brock starter Justin Ayles threw his third complete game, going seven strong innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits with five strikeouts.

At the plate, Gideon led the way with a two-run single. Phil Steer, Ferri, Nick Anton, Blair Gignac, Marcus Beal, Wil Nicholson and Chris Anderi all chipped in with one hit each.

Source: Brock Badgers


Other Scores

Waterloo 11 @ Ryerson 3
Waterloo 5 @ Ryerson 6

McMaster 11 @ Queen's 12
McMaster 0 @ Queen's 5

Toronto 12 @ Guelph 11
Toronto 5@ Guelph 6

Sunday, September 20

York 3 @ Western 20
York 5 @ Western 7