Mohawk scores women’s fastball wins off the diamond

She’s been brilliant for four years and now Mohawk’s Jenny Koschanow has been honoured as this season’s top pitcher in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. She picked up her award at pre-tournament ceremonies for the OCAA Women’s Fastball Championship in Windsor.

“Jenny K” had four of the Mountaineers’ five wins to go with three losses. She recorded 69 strikeouts and posted a 3.35 earned run average.

Mohawk’s Brian Weller was honoured as the OCAA coach of the year. The Mountaineers also had two All-Stars in Koschanow and infielder/catcher Samantha Tubman.

The big winner at the awards banquet Thursday (Oct. 16) was Durham Lords’ All-Star Erin Dewey. She was crowned the OCAA’s Women’s Fastball Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Batting Champion.

The fastball championship starts today (Friday, Oct. 17) at 11 a.m. as Mohawk meets the host St. Clair Saints. The Mountaineers were 1-2 against St. Clair this season, but in their last meeting (Oct. 7), posted a morale boosting 10-4 victory over the Saints.

Last year Mohawk won the silver medal at the OCAA affair, while St. Clair took the bronze. The two-time defending champion Durham Lords, who have also taken five of the last six titles, play at 1 p.m. against the Seneca Sting, who had to beat Conestoga in a qualifying game to make it to the championship.

Additional games today, with matchups determined by the results in the first two games, will be played at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Saturday, the bronze medal game will be at 10 a.m. and the gold medal game is set for 1 p.m. It’s a double knockout format, so if an extra game is required, it will be played at 3 p.m. Saturday.

All games are at Mic Mac Park in Windsor.