Jenny K shows no mercy from the mound

The mercy rule in women’s fastball may have prevented Mohawk’s Jenny Koschanow from breaking her own single game
Ontario Colleges Athletic Association strikeout record.

The fourth year Mountaineer from Dundas Highland, had 15 strikeouts over six innings, but didn’t get a chance to pitch the seventh as Mohawk “mercied” the Seneca Sting 12-1 in North York on Saturday (Oct. 4).

On Sept. 10, 2005 Jenny “K” made a sensational debut in the OCAA as she not only no-hit Canadore in North Bay, but also fanned 16 to set a new standard in that department.

Koschanow helped her own cause at Seneca, going 3-for-5 at the plate, driving in three runs. Ellie Hogg was 3-for-5 with three runs-batted-in, and Casey Ramey was 4-for-5 with two RBI.

Mountaineers’ coach Brian Weller said Koschanow’s contribution in the game was obvious, but it was a complete effort by everyone – offence and defence – when needed. With the victory, Mohawk is now 3-6 and tied with Conestoga for third place.

The next game for the Mountaineers will be Tuesday (Oct. 7) when the St. Clair Saints visit Mohawk Sports Park at 5:30 p.m.