Written by: Tyler Milton
OSHAWA , Ont: Day two of the Canadian College Baseball National Invitational Championship, saw Humber take on Holland College on a chilly Friday afternoon. With a win, Humber would position themselves for a shot at the medal round. The Hawks would be victorious taking down the Hurricanes 11-6 in a time shortened game, in turn, Humber would miss out on the medal round due to the tiebreaker.
HUMBER 11, HOLLAND 6
In pursuit of making the medal rounds, Head coach Denny Berni sent big right-hander Rory Pollard out to the bump. Pollard who has been effective of late for the Hawks, struggled with command as he would get into a lot of deep counts in his two plus innings of work. In this outing, Pollard would allow six runs (two earned), on five hits, with four free passes and three punch outs. Coming into a jam in the third, Dylan Perego came in to induce two ground balls and collect a strikeout to end the threat by Holland. Perego would pick up the win going three innings, no runs, on two hits, and struck out two in this outing.
Offensively, the Hawks jumped out to an early lead thanks to a Justin Marra two run home run in the bottom of the first. Humber would plate three in the second, third and fifth innings on route to their 11-6 win. Surprisingly in such an offensive onslaught like this, Humber only accumulated five hits as they would draw seven walks, and reach via an error on four separate occasions. Liam Sutherland would score three runs in the game and Keegan Murphy would plate three runners with a bases clearing double in the second inning.
Tomorrow Humber takes on Ahuntsic College (Quebec) in the fifth/sixth place game on Championship Saturday. The game will be played at Kinsmen Stadium in Oshawa with first pitches slated for 12:30 pm.