Preview by: Tyler Milton
ETOBICOKE, ON: After back to back series sweeps for Humber, they return home for a home and home set against Seneca College on Saturday. The Hawks (10-4) come into action on a four game winning streak and sitting atop the OCAA standings. Humber takes on a Seneca squad that is 2-8 (5th OCAA) so far this season. First pitches are slated at 1:00 and 3:30pm on Saturday at Connervale Park.
The Match Up
Seneca Sting at Humber Hawks
October 7th, 2017
1:00 pm & 3:30 pm
Connorvale Park, Etobicoke
Last time out vs Seneca
In their last meeting, Humber was looking to salvage a season series split with Seneca and hold the tie-breaker. The Hawks turned to rookie sensation Rory Pollard to get the boys the series split as he took to the bump to start for Humber. Pollard was dominant throughout his outing, as he mixed speeds with his assortment of pitches and attacked the Sting hitters early and often in the count. Through his five innings of work, Pollard allowed one run on three hits, a walk and collected seven punch outs. In the sixth he passed the ball to fellow right-handers Blake Weston and Francis Toribio, who both tossed an inning each and collected two strikeouts in their outings. Offensively, the bats came out early to set the tone against the Sting, plating five runs in the second inning. The Hawks would plate a run in the fourth, and three more in the sixth to continue their offensive onslaught. Matt Stoddart and Blake Kauer had a double a piece, while Brandon Costa (2), Andrew Thomson, Blake Kauer and Aaron Arbic-Cohen all picked up RBIs in the winning effort. Humber wins 9-1.
- Seneca comes into the matchup 2-8, scoring 45 runs and allowing 70 runs in their 10 games so far this season.
- This season, the Sting have 13 new players on their 26 man roster
- Notable standouts include: Fourth-year C – Dwaine Nichol (.379 AVG, .514 OBP, 7 RBIs), Second-year IF – Daniel Accardo (.310 AVG, 1 HR, .394 OBP), First-year P/IF – Daniel Perrier (.409 AVG, 4 2B, 9 IP, 7 K's)
- Hawks are 14-2 all-time against Seneca
- Humber has scored 159 runs (an average of 9.9 per game) over their 16 games, and allowed 27 runs (an average of 1.68 per game) over those games
- Andrew Thomson now sits with a .609 batting average through his 23 at-bats this season.
- On Tuesday, Stephen Narhabeki started his first game as a Hawk and did not disappoint, going four innings, not allowing a run on three hits and three strikeouts
After their matchup with the Sting, the Hawks continue the home and home set as they travel to Thornhill to take on Seneca to finish out their season set. First pitch tentatively set for 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Wednesday at Bishops Cross Park.
Saturdays contest will be streamed live on HSN - Hawks Sports Network: http://humberhawks.ca/broadcast/hsn2
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