Jenny K back in form but fastball women finish third

The Mohawk women’s fastball team finished third in the Durham Can-Am Classic in Oshawa on Sunday (Sep. 21). The Mountaineers were knocked out of championship contention when the hosts, and eventual title winners, the Durham Lords downed the Mountaineers, 6-0, in the last preliminary game of the two-day event.

A five-run third inning by the Lords chased losing pitcher Jessica Roloson. Jenny Koschanow (Dundas) came in and blanked the Lords for the final three-and-a-third innings, striking out eight.

In the third place game, Koschanow was back on the rubber again to register a complete game, 6-3 decision over the Seneca Sting. Koschanow fanned 12. Jenna Pletzer (Parry Sound) drove in three runs and scored one for the Mountaineers.

Nicole Miller (Belmont) went 3-for-4 at the plate. All of Seneca’s runs came in the fourth inning.

Mohawk coach Brian Weller said the team did quite well over the weekend and he noted Koschanow is rounding into the “Jenny K” she’s become known as since arriving from Highland Secondary School four years ago.

Durham blanked Monroe Tribunes from Rochester, N.Y., 3-0 in the final.

The Mountaineers, who have been extremely busy playing five Ontario Colleges Athletic Association games and four more in the Can-Am Classic in just over a week and a half, now have a week off and can at least get in some practice time. They don’t play again until Monday, Sept. 29, when Conestoga Condors visit Mohawk Sports Park.