SOFTBALL HEADS TO SENECA IN PURSUIT OF PLAYOFF SPOT

SOFTBALL HEADS TO SENECA IN PURSUIT OF PLAYOFF SPOT
Matchup Humber at Seneca Sting
Date Tuesday, Oct. 10
Time 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Venue Newnham Campus
Last Meeting W, 4-0 (9/10/17)
Streak Lost 2

Preview by Tyler Milton

NORTH YORK, Ont -- Coming off a week to reenergize and mentally prepare for what is ahead, Humber travels to Seneca to begin their stretch of eight games in six days. Humber (10-6, 3rd OCAA), takes on a Seneca squad (3-15, 7th OCAA) that has improved since last season. With a sweep of Seneca, the Hawks would inch closer to clinching a playoff spot at this year's OCAA championship held by Humber at the Brampton Fairground October 20-21st.

Last time out vs Seneca
In their last meeting, Humber was looking to improve to 2-0 on the young season. To do so, head coach Duaine Bowles turned to his ace, Myranda Pierson to toe the rubber in game two. In this outing, Pierson was her usual self, dominating the Sting hitters all throughout her outing. Pierson would end her outing going seven strong innings, allowing no runs on two hits, and five punch outs. Offensively, Jenna Hillman continued her strong start to the 2017 campaign picking up two hits and two RBIs. Kate Kostuch would pick up two hits, both Kostuch and Sarah Franchetto picked up doubles in the game and scoring a run. Hawks win 4-0. 

Scouting Seneca

  • Seneca comes into the matchup 1-5 at home this season.
  • The Sting are averaging just over two runs per game offensively, and allowing just over six and a half runs per game this season.
  • Notable players for the Sting: fifth-year P/IF – Brianna Bader (.291 AVG, 4 2B, 28 IP, 2 CG), first-year P – Chantal Gendron (47 2/3 IP, 10 APP, 3 CG) 

Hawks Notes

  • Humber is 6-4 on the road this season
  • Away from the friendly confines of the Brampton Fairgrounds, the Hawks are hitting .291 with 22 extra base hits in 10 games this season 

What's next?
Following the matchup on Tuesday, the Hawks return home for a six-game homestand starting on Thursday against Durham College. The games will be held at the Brampton Fairgrounds with first pitches slated for 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

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:

http://humberhawks.ca/broadcast/hsn1

Tournament Website:

http://www.ocaa.com/championships/soft/2017-18/index