Preview by Tyler Milton
MARKHAM, Ont -- Riding on a season high six-game winning streak for Humber, they return to action this time on the road against Seneca College on Wednesday. The Hawks (12-4, 1st OCAA) come into action sitting atop the OCAA circuit. Humber takes on a Seneca squad that they saw this past Saturday at home, and is 2-10 (5th OCAA) so far this season. First pitches are slated for 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Bishops Cross Park in Markham.
Last time out vs Seneca
In their previous meeting, Humber was looking to extend their winning streak to six after a 13-6 thumping of Seneca in game one of their doubleheader. This game would follow the trend of the day, seeing the Hawks bats continuing to be scorching hot. Humber would score 12 runs in the game, scoring in each inning in which they would bat in. Keegan Murphy would continue his hot play driving in three runners and going 2-2 in the game. Aaron Arbic-Cohen would continue his perfect day at the plate, going 2-2 (4-4 on the day) scoring five times on the day. On the mound, Humber sent the big right-hander Rory Pollard out to continue their winning ways. Pollard would be dominant, as he limited the Sting hitters to three hits over his five innings of work. Hawks win 12-0.
- Seneca comes into the matchup 2-10, scoring 51 runs and allowing 95 runs in their 12 games this season.
- This season, the Sting are 1-3 at home
- Notable standouts from Saturday's contest: first-year P/1B – Dan Perrier (3-5, HR, 4 RBIs), fourth-year C – Dwaine Nichol (3-5, R), first-year SS – Luis Polanco (2-5, 2 RBIs)
- Hawks are 16-2 all-time against Seneca
- Humber has now scored 184 runs (an average of 10.2 per game) over their 18 games and allowed 33 runs (an average of 1.83 per game) over those games
- In six games this month, Humber pitchers have a 2.77 ERA, allowing 15 runs over their 39 innings of work
- Offensively through six games this month, the hitters have a .389 AVG and have already accumulated 23 extra base hits in October.
After their matchup with the Sting, the Hawks return home as they take on the Durham Lords to finish out the 2017 OCAA campaign. First pitch is tentatively set for 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm on Saturday at Connorvale Park.