Hot Mountaineer women fastballers pick up fourth straight OCAA win

When they were 1-3 in the early season, the Mohawk women’s fastball team resembled hitless wonders. But lately, the Mountaineers are looking more like the team which won an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association bronze medal last year.

Mohawk took it’s fourth straight game, 6-3 over Kitchener Conestoga Condors Tuesday, in a makeup of last week’s rainout at Mohawk Sports Park.

Trailing 1-0 after the first half inning, the Mountaineers scored twice in their at-bats. Meaghan Nadwodny had an RBI groundout, while another run scored on a passed ball. Mohawk upped the lead to 3-1 in the third on Dana Steckle’s RBI groundout.

Kitchener tied the game 3-3 in the fourth inning only to see the Mountaineers take it back with three runs in the fifth . Samantha Tubman doubled in the lead run, scored herself on a wild pitch and Becky Matson singled in another run.
That was plenty of support for winning pitcher Jenny Koschanow, who worked a complete game.

Coach Brian Weller had praise for his pitcher. “Every now and then one gets away from you – one put down the middle and they burned us on it. Other than that, she pitched an excellent game.”

Koschanow struck out 13 on a cool, breezy evening. Mohawk is on the verge of nailing down a playoff berth. They visit Seneca College today ( Wednesday), then go to Sudbury for two weekend games with Cambrian. The next home game is the regular season finale against Durham, Monday (Oct. 16) at 5:30 at Mohawk Sports Park.

The OCAA Championship is Oct. 20-21 at St. Clair College in Windsor.