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Preview by: Tyler Milton

ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber men's baseball team open up their 2017 OCAA schedule this Saturday, in Oshawa, with a double header against the Durham Lords. Last season, the Hawks split their four-game set against the Lords, with the Hawks outscoring the Lords 20-18 over those four contests.

The Match Up

Humber Hawks at Durham Lords
September 9th, 2017
1:00 pm & 3:30 pm
Kinsmen Stadium, Oshawa


Last time out vs Durham

In their last meeting, the Hawks looked to ensure the second spot in the OCAA ahead of the playoff round. Manager Denny Berni turned to one of his more reliable arms in RHP Steven Hough. Hough was dominant on the bump tossing seven innings of two run ball, both runs coming in the 7th and final inning. On the other side Lords manager Sam Dempster turned to his ace LHP Brodie Harkness to try and stop the hot Humber offense. Harkness was less than stellar allowing five runs over his 3.2 innings as he struggled with command of his pitches. Hawks offensive standouts included outfielders Brandon Manley and Andrew Thomson who collected two hits each with an RBI and set the table at the top of the order. Hawks would soar past the Lords 6-2.

Scouting Durham

  • Durham comes into this season with eight returning players from their 2016 roster
  • Notable returning standouts include: P - Brodie Harkness, P/OF - Logan Stewart, P/OF -Alec Brown
  • The Lords finished 11-7 last season in OCAA play
  • Durham averaged 7.5 runs per game offensively and allowed 3.6 runs per game last season

Hawk Notes

  • Hawks are 5-3 over the past four seasons playing at Kinsmen Stadium
  • Hawks have reached the playoffs each of the last four seasons, achieving a bronze medal in three out of the four years
  • With a strong returning class, and new faces the Hawks look to build on their 13-7 record from last season

What's next?

After their trip to Oshawa to play the Lords, the Hawks set their sights on the OCAA gold medalist St. Clair Saints (Sept. 16th) and the OCAA silver medalist Fanshawe Falcons (Sept. 17th). Both matchups will be at home for the Hawks at Connorvale Park. First pitch tentatively set for 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm that weekend. The Fanshawe match-up will be streamed live on HSN - Hawks Sports Network:


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