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#1 HAWKS TO OPEN 2018 OCAA CHAMPIONSHIP ON FRIDAY VS #4 FANSHAWE

#1 HAWKS TO OPEN 2018 OCAA CHAMPIONSHIP ON FRIDAY VS #4 FANSHAWE

ETOBICOKE, ON: The first place and top-seeded Humber Hawks men's baseball team will open the 2018 OCAA Championships on Friday morning. This is the first year that a team other than the St. Clair Saints enter the event as the top team at the end of regular season play.

THE MATCH-UP – OCAA Championship Opening Round
Humber "Hawks" vs Fanshawe "Falcons"
17-3, 1st Place             10-10, 4th Place
Friday, October 19/18
11:00 am
Kinsmen Stadium – Oshawa

SEASON SERIES

@ London           Humber 7 vs Fanshawe 3
@ London           Humber 13 vs Fanshawe 0
@ Etobicoke       Humber 4 vs Fanshawe 0
@ Etobicoke       Humber 3 vs Fanshawe 2

LAST TIME OUT VS FANSHAWE

In a tight game from start to finish, it was a couple of inopportune Fanshawe errors that made the difference, in what was a terrific pitching duel. The Hawks were able to belt out 11 hits, to the Falcons 6, but both hurlers came up big when players were in scoring position. Steven Hough went the distance for the win, while Matt Bowden was tagged with the loss. Humber's Dennis Dei Baning was the hitting star, with three hits and two RBI's.

SCOUTING FANSHAWE

  • The Falcons were 2017 OCAA Bronze Medalists, dropping a 6-5 game to Humber after running out to a  5-0 lead. 
  • Fanshawe enters the playoffs on a three game losing streak, all  to the defending champs from St. Clair
  • As what is similar to their final standing, the Falcons rank third or fourth as a team in most offensive and defensive catagories

FALCONS OFFENSIVE LEADERS

  • Batting Average: Ty Armstrong (.347)
  • Hits: Ty Armstrong (17)
  • RBI's: Darren Dwyer (10)
  • Home Runs: Darren Dwyer, Kevin Bowden (1)
  • Stolen Bases: (7)

FALCONS PITCHING LEADERS

  • Wins: Kale Bilger (3)
  • ERA: Stephen Barclay (1.87)
  • Saves: Stephen Barclay (1)
  • Strikeouts: Kale Bilger (34)

HAWK NOTES

  • The Hawks finish the season with their best ever record at 17-3\
  • Humber is at or near the top in ever offensive and defensive category, including batting average (.350) and ERA (1.75)
  • Six different Hawks went deep this year, another team-best mark

HAWKS OFFENSIVE LEADERS

FALCONS PITCHING LEADERS

WATCH LIVE

Durham Lords Network

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT WEBSITE

http://ocaachampionships.com/championships/base/2018-19/index