Charmaine Pennings two-run single broke open a scoreless game in the bottom of the fourth inning and the Mohawk Mountaineers launched their 2006 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women’s fastball schedule with a 2-0 triumph over the Seneca Sting.
Sophomore Jenny Koschanow picked up the complete-game mound decision on a three hitter. She struck out 12 batters Friday night.
Mohawk coach Brian Weller summed up the contest as a typical opening game, considering the short amount of time his squad had to prepare. The Mountaineers didn’t actually go on an offensive rampage and were limited to just a pair of hits at Mohawk Sports Park.
“We really had no live hitting in our practices,” said Weller. “This was really our first time off a real pitcher. That showed. We weren’t on her, but it was obvious we are going to have no problem doing it. It’s just a matter of practising it.”
The Mountaineers visit Conestoga on Tuesday and are at Durham College next Friday (Sept. 22). They will stay in Oshawa for that weekend and compete in the Can Am Classic Invitational Tourney.
They don’t play at home again until Sept. 29-30 when they have back-to-back games against North Bay’s Canadore College.