BRAMPTON, ON: The Humber Hawks women's softball team (14-8), already slotted as the third seed for the upcoming OCAA Championships, will play another championship tournament bound team in the Mohawk Mountaineers (10-12) on Tuesday night. The two teams were rained out on Sunday, thus forcing a make-up affair on the last day of the schedule.
THE MATCH UP
Mohawk "MOUNTAINEERS" @ Humber "HAWKS"
Tuesday, October 17/17
6:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Fairgrounds - Brampton
The games have no effect on the standings, as wins or losses will not change the match-ups that are set for the opening of the championships on Friday at this same Brampton Fairgrounds. Mohawk could fall back into a tie with Conestoga with two losses, but they hold the tie-breaker. It is the same if the Hawks win two, as Durham holds the slim tie-break over Humber.
LAST TIME OUT VS MOHAWK
The two teams split the opening series, with the Mountaineers prevailing in game one by a score of 6-2, and the Hawks responding with a resounding 10-0 win in the nightcap.
- The Mountaineers have lost two straight after running a win streak to four prior to the Durham games
- They are 4-6 away from home, and 6-4 in Hamilton
- They feature 5 players with batting averages above .380, including Shaniel O'Neill who checks in with a mark of .444
- Veteran Aimee Leduc has been their ace and horse, as she has pitched in 20 games and has a 10-10 record, with an ERA of 4.78
- Humber is 6-4 in its last 10 games
- They are 8-4 on the road and will look to get similar numbers at home with 2 wins, as they currently check in at 6-4 at the Fairgrounds
- Winning game one has been a problem this year, as the Hawks have dropped the opener in 7 of the 11 doubleheaders played thus far
- Sarah Franchetto has been on fire, and has raised her batting average to a team best .396
- Pitcher Myranda Pierson has also been hot, and has seen her ERA drop to a second best in the league mark of 1.74 to go along with her 7 wins
- Franchetto is just three hits shy of 50 for her 2-year career
The game tonight will be streamed on HSN2
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: