Preview by: Tyler Milton
ETOBICOKE, Ont: Coming off a mid-week sweep, the Hawks return to action Saturday, as the Fanshawe Falcons come to town for double header action. Fanshawe (1-3) enters this weekend having played two of the toughest teams in the OCAA loop in Durham and St. Clair. Last season, the Hawks went 1-3 in their matchups against the Falcons and are looking to improve on that mark after a strong start to the season.
The Match Up
Fanshawe Falcons at Humber Hawks
September 16th, 2017
1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Brampton Fairgrounds, Brampton
Last time out vs Fanshawe
In their last meeting, the Falcons traveled to Concord Regional Park to take on the Hawks. In game two of their double header the Hawks needed a win in the tight OCAA race, hoping to secure a play-off spot. Head Coach Duaine Bowles turned to Rachel Matheson-Green to salvage a split in their double header after a 10-3 Falcons win. Matheson-Green turned in one of her best performances of the season allowing one unearned run on 5 2/3 innings of work. The game was a pitcher's duel throughout as the Hawks didn't score their first run until the fifth, as Bonnie Gillingham broke the scoreless game with her first career home run to deep right-centre field. With the Falcons looking to capitalize with bases loaded in the sixth, Myranda Pierson came in to keep the game tied at one. Pierson induced a ground ball to get out of the jam and allowed the Hawks offense to take over. Consecutive hits from Franchetto and Murphy set the table for Terah Camilleri to crack her third homerun of the season and ultimately securing the Hawks their 13th win of the season.
- Fanshawe comes into the matchup 1-3 on the 2017 OCAA campaign after dropping both to Durham College and splitting their double header with St. Clair.
- The Falcons are averaging just over three runs per game and allowing just over five runs per game over their first four games.
- Notable players for the Falcons (stats from 2016): fourth-year OF – Rachel Dotzert (.455 AVG, 3 HR, 15 RBIs), third-year SS/P - Jacey Lochert (.411 AVG, 17 RBIs, 7 SB, 24 2/3 innings, 0.85 ERA), second-year OF – Mackenzie Kelly (.450 AVG, 1 HR, 17 RBIs)
- Six first-year players coming on-board for the Falcons out of their 16 player roster
- Humber has never gone 5-0 to start the season.
- Hawks are 3-8 over the past three seasons against the Falcons
- Hawks second-year OF Kate Kostuch has five hits in her eleven at-bats so far this season (.455 Batting average.)
- As a team the Hawks are batting .333 on the season with eight extra-base hits over their four games
- Hawks pitchers continue to be dominant so far with an 0.32 ERA over their 28 innings of work so far this season
Following the matchup on Saturday, the Hawks are home to St. Clair on Sunday, in double-header action. The games will be held at Brampton Fairgrounds with first pitches slated for 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
2017 OCAA Women's Softball Championships
Humber is the proud host of the 2017 championship tournament. The event will take place on Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21/17 (with Sunday as a rain day), and will be held at the Brampton Fairgrounds Field.
All games will be streamed live on HSN1:
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