The Mohawk women’s fastball team rebounded smartly from a doubleheader loss at home on opening night last Thursday, sweeping a twin bill on the road Tuesday (Sep. 16). The Mountaineers downed the Conestoga Condors 4-0 and 8-2 in Kitchener in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play.
Jenny Koschanow, Mohawk’s fourth year ace pitcher, from Dundas Highland, went the distance on a two-hitter and showed why she’s called “Jenny K.” Koschanow fanned 14 Conestoga hitters over seven innings and walked only two. Burlington Lord Elgin graduate Amanda Edmonds went 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of doubles and scored twice. Nicole Miller, from North Park in Hagersville, was also 2 for 3.
In game two, Nicole Todd, a product of East Elgin Secondary School in Aylmer, pitched a complete game four-hitter and had a shutout going until the bottom of the seventh when the Condors scored their runs, with two errors and a walk figuring in. Miller scored three of the Mountaineers’ runs after going 2-for-3 and also reaching base on an error.
Mohawk Head Coach Brian Weller said his team’s offence was spread out from top to bottom of the lineup in Kitchener. “The players were much better tonight, said Weller. “It really showed they had a couple of games under their belts. Before we lost twice to Durham in our home openers last Thursday, we hadn’t even faced a live pitcher.”
Mohawk now takes its 2-2 record to Durham Friday (Sep. 19) hoping for some revenge against the Lords, who also beat the Mountaineers in last year’s Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Championship game. They then stay in Oshawa for Durham’s annual Can Am Classic tourney on the weekend.