Fastball Mountaineers head to women’s OCAA title series

Mohawk has clinched a berth in next week’s Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women’s fastball championship in Windsor.

The Mountaineers completed a 5-7 regular season with an 8-3 win over Seneca in the second game of a doubleheader at Mohawk Sports Park on Thursday (Oct. 9). The Sting, who will have to meet Conestoga for the right complete the tournament field, won the opening game 3-1.

Nicole Miller went 4-for-4 with three runs-batted-in to lead Mohawk to its victory. With Seneca ahead 1-0, the Mountaineers blew the game open in the third inning when they sent 10 batters to the plate and scored five times. Miller and Samantha Tubman each had RBI singles, Ellie Hogg drove in a run on a fielder’s choice, while other runs came on an error and a passed ball.

In the fourth inning, Casey Ramey scored on an error and Miller delivered a run scoring single. Miller completed Mohawk’s scoring with an RBI triple in the sixth frame. Jenny Koschanow picked up the win, striking out 12.

Miller was pleased to be able to contribute to the offence. She noted in the 3-1 opening game defeat it was a case of making some player changes to get everyone ready for the OCAA tourney.

Mohawk skipper Brian Weller thought his first-game battery of losing pitcher Jessica Roloson and catcher Victoria Lomas performed well. The bats just weren’t there. But they certainly were in the nightcap, when the Mountaineers played the way they have lately, just in time for the championship next Friday and Saturday.