OCAA women’s fastball’s only unbeaten team added two more games to their win column Thursday (Oct 13). The Durham Lords improved to 8-0 with a doubleheader sweep of the Mohawk Mountaineers, 12-0 and 11-4. Mohawk finished the season with a 1-9 record.
In game one, Jessica Denstedt was charged with the loss for Mohawk and Nicole Leitch went 1 for 2 at the plate.
In game two, Leitch, one of the top hitters in the league, was just a home run away from hitting for the cycle, as she singled, doubled and tripled in four at-bats. Julia Gelfand had a pair of doubles. Mallory Martin was the losing pitcher, but five of the 11 Lords’ runs were unearned.
An interesting fact in the nightcap was Mohawk’s four runs were twice as many as the entire league had scored in the first six games Durham played. The Lords, now 8-0, had four shutouts and allowed single runs in their other two games going into Thursday’s encounters with the Mountaineers.
Mohawk skipper Brian Weller said playing eight games in the first week to start the season, (after a work stoppage) made it difficult to work on areas his club needed to improve in. He felt if they were playing as well then, as they were at the tail end of the season, they could have contended for a playoff spot.
On another positive note, Weller says a good core of veterans is expected back next season.