No-hitter by Koschanow puts Mohawk into win column

Jenny Koschanow fashioned a five-inning, mercy-rule no-hitter Friday (Sept. 14) as the Mohawk Mountaineers whitewashed the Sudbury Cambrian Golden Shield 12-0 in an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women’s fastball game. The game, on a cool and at times damp evening at Mohawk Sports Park, was the Mountaineers’ home opener and evened their record at 1-1. It was the first game of the season for Cambrian.

Koschanow, the third year Mountaineer out of Dundas Highland got the game’s leadoff hitter to pop out to first base, then proceeded to strikeout the next eight Cambrian batters. She ended up with nine strikeouts in the game. Koschanow allowed only two Golden Shield runners, the first on a fourth inning error, the other on a walk in the fifth. Her no-hit effort was preserved by Amanda Edmonds, who, while playing shallow in centre field, managed to get a game ending forceout at second base on what appeared to be a base hit right up the middle.

After the teams went scoreless for the first two innings, Mohawk sent 12 batters to the plate in an eight-run third and added four more runs in the fourth.

Koschanow helped her own cause with a two-run single and a run scoring double. Edmonds singled in a pair as did Samantha Tubman and Nicole Miller.

Other Mohawk runs came on a bases loaded walk to Michelle James, Jill Larlee’s run-scoring single and a wild pitch.
The teams meet again today (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at Mohawk Sports Park.