Tie-breaker will determine Mohawks fastball season

If the Mohawk women’s fastball team is to make it to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association championship in Oshawa, they’ve got to win a sudden death contest with Conestoga first. This after the Mountaineers and Condors were both swept in doubleheaders to end the regular campaign.

The Mountaineers hoped to win twice against Seneca at Mohawk Sports Park on a rather cool and windy Thursday (Oct. 7) night. That would have pulled them even with the Sting. They’d have the tiebreaker in their pocket and would get a bye to the tourney. But Seneca would have none of it, taking 6-3 and 13-6 decisions on Mohawk’s home diamond.

The Sting scored three times in the top of the fifth inning in the opener, breaking a 3-3 tie.

In game two, Seneca grabbed a 4-0 lead. Mohawk got back to within one run, but then the Sting tallied five times in the fifth en route to their second win.

There was some good news for the Mountaineers, however. First place Durham beat Conestoga 10-0 and 6-0, leaving the Condors tied with Mohawk for fourth place. The Mountaineers own the tiebreaker with Conestoga, which will have to come to Hamilton Mountain on Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the OCAA Championship Oct. 15-16.