Preview by: Tyler Milton
ETOBICOKE, Ont: The Humber men's baseball team are set to play their first games at home of the season, on Saturday, against the St. Clair Saints. Last season, the Hawks went 1-3 against the Saints, with the teams playing in three one-run games.
The Match Up
St. Clair Saints at Humber Hawks
September 16th, 2017
1:00 pm & 3:30 pm
Connorvale Park, Etobicoke
Last time out vs St. Clair
In their last meeting, Humber looked to beat St. Clair for the first time since the 2013 season. Head Coach Denny Berni sent first-year right hander Rory Pollard to the bump to take on the mighty St. Clair offense. Pollard was hit hard through the first three innings, plating four runs and was lifted in favour of right hander Blake Weston in the fourth. The Humber offense took advantage of the Saints pitching, as they had played six games in four days, scoring three runs in both the second and third inning before St. Clair ace Kyle Breitner came in to shut down the Hawks. Weston and Breitner went pitch for pitch, as they stifled the opposing offenses. St. Clair plated a run in the sixth to make it a one run game, but couldn't come back from the early deficit as the Hawks defeated the Saints, 6-5.
Scouting St. Clair
- St. Clair comes into the matchup 4-0 scoring 31 runs and allowing 4 runs in their games against George Brown and Seneca.
- This season, the Saints have 12 new players on their 24 man roster
- Notable returning standouts include: fourth-year P – Kyle Breitner (32 IP, 1.53 ERA, 41 K's), third-year IF – Kevin Dion (.375 AVG, .464 OBP, 5 SB), fourth-year P - Taylor Pappin (16.2 IP, 3.36 ERA, 22 K's)
- Hawks are 2-14 over the past four seasons playing against St. Clair
- Humber is hitting .286 so far this season with eight run scored
- Brandon Costa has three hits in his five at-bats so far this season, leading the team in batting average
After their matchup with the Saints, the Hawks set their sights the OCAA silver medalist Fanshawe Falcons. First pitch tentatively set for 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm that weekend. The contest will be streamed live on HSN - Hawks Sports Network:
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