Preview by: Tyler Milton
ETOBICOKE, ON: Looking to continue their hot play, Humber returns home for their last home date of the season against Durham College on Saturday. The Hawks (12-4 1st OCAA) come into after their doubleheader against Seneca sitting atop the OCAA standings. Humber takes on a Durham squad that is 10-6 (3rd OCAA) so far this season. First pitches are slated at 1:00 and 3:30pm on Saturday at Connervale Park.
The Match Up
Durham Lords at Humber Hawks
October 14th, 2017
1:00 pm & 3:30 pm
Connorvale Park, Etobicoke
Last time out vs Durham
In their last meeting, the Hawks strike early off Durham left-hander Brodie Harkness. The Hawks scored a run in the top of the first on Max Elofson's RBI single scoring Justin Marra from third. From there another veteran for the Hawks, Brendan Lyons took to the hill and limited the Lords offense to two runs over his 5.1 innings. The offense for the Hawks would pick up a run in the fourth and three runs in both the sixth and seventh innings. Lefty Jacob Linhares, came in to shut the door out of the 'pen to secure his first save of the year and more importantly the win for the Hawks. Offensive standouts include; Keegan Murphy (2-5, 3 RBI's), Andrew Thomson (2-4 with a double), Brandon Costa (3-4 with an RBI).
- Durham comes into the matchup 7-3 in their last 10 games, scoring 83 runs and allowing 69 runs in their games so far in the season.
- Durham is 5-3 on the road this season
- Notable players include: fourth-year OF – Logan Stewart (.409 AVG, 3 HR, 10 RBIs), first-year IF – Ryan Bothwell (.419 AVG, 1 HR, 14 RBIs), fourth-year P – Brodie Harkness (2.07 ERA, 27 IP, 2 CG)
- Humber has scored 106 (an average of 6.6 per game), and allowed 41 (an average of 2.56 per game) over their first 16 games
- Steven Hough is tied for first in wins among qualified pitchers with four wins
- Keegan Murphy leads the OCAA in hitting with a .433 average, 21 RBIs and 26 hits.
After their matchup with the Lords, the Hawks set their sights the OCAA Championship in Tecumseh next weekend. October 20th-21st are the scheduled game days with the Sunday being reserved as a rain day. For more information, go to http://ocaa.com/championships/base/2017-18/index.
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