Preview by: Tyler Milton
ETOBICOKE, Ont: Coming off a split with the defending OCAA champs, Humber is home to Conestoga College on Saturday in double header action. Humber (13-7, 3rd OCAA), takes on a Conestoga team (9-13, 5th OCAA) that is fighting for their playoff lives, only being one game back of the final playoff spot. Conestoga comes into the matchup 3-7 in their last 10 games and 0-2 against Humber this season.
The Match Up
Conestoga Condors at Humber Hawks
October 14th, 2017
1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Brampton Fairgrounds, Brampton
Last time out vs Conestoga
In their last meeting, head coach Duaine Bowles sent Rachel Matheson-Green to the rubber to ensure a sweep of the mid-week affair. Matheson-Green was exceptional again, as she built off her strong performance against Seneca. Through her 5 1/3 innings, Matheson-Green allowed no runs, on three hits and kept the Condors batters off balance throughout her outing. After a single by second basemen Makenna Ross, Coach Bowles went to the bullpen to bring in first-year pitcher Jheri Jamieson to hold the lead. Jamieson was effective in her 1 2/3 innings, facing the minimum and getting out of a jam in the sixth inning.
Through six innings, the Hawks bats were again relatively quiet. In the top of the seventh, the wheels fell off for the Condors and first-year pitcher Sydney Spicer, as the Hawks offence exploded for nine runs on seven hits. In the seventh, big hits by Kate Kostuch, Bonnie Gillingham, Maddie Pasma and a basing clearing triple by Meaghan Murphy to secure the victory for the Hawks. Every Hawk who was in the starting lineup got a hit in the contest. Humber wins 10-0.
- Conestoga comes into the matchup 5-5 on the road this season.
- The Condors are averaging just over four and a half runs per game offensively, and allowing just over five runs per game this season.
- Notable players for the Condors: fifth-year IF – Brittany Bell (.431 AVG, 12 2B, 17 RBIs), fourth-year IF – Cassidy Wettlaufer (.455 AVG, 8 XBH, 15 runs), third-year P – Jensen Chapman (75 1/3 IP, 1.86 ERA, 6 CG)
- Humber clinched at least third place in the OCAA with a win against Durham on Thursday
- Humber is 5-3 at home this season
Following the matchup on Saturday, the Hawks are home to finish their six game home stand on Sunday against Mohawk College. The games will be held at the 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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