Fastball Condors pick away at Mountaineers

Mohawk Mountaineers score a total of 19 runs in an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association fastball doubleheader on Wednesday (Sept 12).

Unfortunately, their opposition – the Conestoga Condors – scored 21 to take the twin bill, 9-8 in an extra inning decision and 12-11 in the nightcap at Budd Park in Kitchener.

In the first game, the teams were tied 8-8 after seven innings, before the Condors were victorious using the international tie-breaker format. With that system, teams start with a runner in scoring position (second base).

Mountaineers’ head coach Brian Weller said “We had a smattering of hits throughout the lineup, but we basically lost the game because of early season physical and mental errors.”

Veteran Stephanie Duffin led Mohawk at the plate with two walks, two singles, and scored three runs.

Jessica Denstedt pitched a complete game for Mohawk.

Newcomer Jessica Entwistle also had a route-going performance in game two, but lost when Conestoga, down 11-6, scored six times in the bottom of the seventh inning for the 12-11 verdict.

Once again, mental errors led to the Mountaineers’ downfall, said Weller.

Nicole Leitch went 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and two singles. She was also hit by a pitch. Duffin and Rochelle Day each scored three times in a losing cause.

Mohawk hits the road again Sunday (Sep. 16) when they visit the Seneca Sting with a starting time of 10:30 a.m.

The Mountaineers don’t see their home field until Thursday (Sep. 20), when Durham checks into town for a twin bill starting at 5:30 p.m. at Mohawk Sports Park.