AROUND OUA: Brock sweeps Queen's Gaels on the road

AROUND OUA: Brock sweeps Queen's Gaels on the road

Brock sweeps Queen's Gaels on the road

KINGSTON, Ont. - The Brock University baseball team took both ends of a doubleheader from the Queen's Gaels Saturday afternoon on the road. The Badgers won Game One by the score of 7-1 and took Game Two 8-5.

In Game One, Ryan Beckett (Tiny, Ont.) threw seven complete innings allowing one run on two hits with three strikeouts for the victory. In relief,Chase Porter (Whitby, Ont.) and Adrian Yuen (Ottawa, Ont.) threw one shutout inning each.

Offensively, the Badgers had nine hits in total with each starter adding a hit each. Ricky Ferri (St. Catharines, Ont.) belted a two-run homerun, while Ben Kirby (Burlington, Ont.) had single and two RBI, Josh Wray (Burnaby, BC) added an RBI double and Rob Byckowski (Milton, Ont.) and Dennon Koziol (Hamilton, Ont.) both collected a hit and RBI.

In Game Two, Brendan Ellingham (Hamilton, Ont.) pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing five runs on four hits with one strikeout and three walks for the win. Alexander Nolan (Burlington, Ont.) threw one inning of relief giving up two hits while striking out two. Phil Owen (Richmond, Ont.) retired the side in order for his 16th career save.

At the plate, Ferri had a career day adding two more hits, two RBI and a stolen base which moved him into first all-time in career stolen bases with 76, surpassing Steve Coates. He also moved into 5th all-time in career RBI with 116, surpassing Brock Baseball Hall of Famer Matt Stezycki.

Jordan Grant contributed with two hits, including a double and two RBI. Phil Steer (Toronto, Ont.), Taylor McVey (Milton, Ont.) both added two hits each, while Koziol added an RBI single to round out the Brock leaders.

The Badgers are in action again on Sunday when they travel to London to take on the Western Mustangs.

Source: Brock Badgers

Brock takes two from OUA rival Mustangs

LONDON, Ont. - After dropping their first two of the OUA regular season, the Brock baseball team posted a 4-0 record in week two, including a series sweep over conference rival Western Mustangs Sunday afternoon at Labatt Park. The Badgers won Game One by the score of 6-1 and took Game Two 8-3.

In Game One, Brock starter Dylan Perego (Waterdown, Ont.) went the distance for the complete game victory. Over nine innings of work, he allowed one run on four hits while striking out four.

Phil Steer (Toronto, Ont.) led the way going 4-for-4. Rob Byckowski (Milton, Ont.) contributed with two hits and an RBI while Josh Wray (Burnaby, Ont.) added an RBI single. Single hits went to Ricky Ferri (St. Catharines, Ont.), Justin Gideon (Pickering, Ont.), Dennon Koziol (Hamilton, Ont.), Jordan Grant and Marcus Beal (Brantford, Ont.), 

In Game Two, the Badgers had a six run third on route to the 8-3 road victory.

Brock starter Jeff Baggaley (Whitby, Ont.) threw four shutout innings allowing two hits with five strikeouts for the win.

At the plate, Brock had four players with multiple hit games including Ferri (2-for-3), Grant (2-for-3), Gideon (2-for-4) and Koziol (2-for-4, RBI). Adding singles were Byckowski and Ben Kirby (Burlington, Ont.).

The Badgers return to action on September 23rd in a non-conference doubleheader versus Fanshawe. They will also be at home September 26th against Laurier with a 1:30pm start on Alumni Day and September 27th versus Ryerson with the first pitch scheduled for noon.

Source: Brock Badgers

Blues down Rams 5-1

The University of Toronto Varsity Blues baseball team defeated the Ryerson Rams 5-1 on Saturday, September 19 at Dan Lang Field.

The second game of the double header was rained out.

The Blues got on the board in the bottom of the third inning when Tanner Young-Schultz drove in three runs. The Blues added to their lead in the eighth to take a 5-0 lead, but the Rams spoiled the shut out in the top of the ninth with a single run.

Offensively, Young-Schultz led the Blues with three RBI on one hit, while Kravice Batts added one RBI.

Colin Edwards pitched six innings, striking out four on the day.

The Varsity Blues are back at it tomorrow as they host the Guelph Gryphons at Dan Lang Field.

Source: Toronto Varsity Blues

Western defeats York behind strong hitting

TORONTO - The Mustangs scored early and often in an 18-4 route of York that featured a display of both offensive and defensive prowess. 
 
Ace Owen Boon started for the now 2-1 Mustangs, going 5 strong innings and giving up one run while striking out 4 en route to his first victory of the season. Jordan Krupa came in to finish things off in the 6th in some difficult conditions when the game was called due to rain. 
 
"It's always nice to pitch with a six-spot coming into your first inning of work," said Boon, who credited the offence for his confidence on the mound.
 
Offensively, the lineup exploded, scoring 6 in the first and 12 throughout the rest of the game.  While almost every Mustang either recorded a hit or got on base, they were led by designated hitter Andrew Firth who went four-for-four with five RBIs including two home runs, one a monster-shot to left that will likely land sometime tomorrow.
 
Always humble, Firth was quick to give credit to his teammates.
 
"I was seeing the ball well today and I gotta give some credit to the guys who got on base for me," Firth said. "It's always better to hit when there's guys out there in front of you. Great win for the team." 
 
Next up for the Mustangs is a shot at the defending champions, the Brock Badgers, September 20 at Labatt Park.  Two-time OUA pitcher of the year Adam Paish will get the start in the first game starting at 1p.m. with David Lehmann starting the second game shortly after.

Source: Western Mustangs