Mohawk misses first fastball win by one run

The prospects weren’t the best for Mohawk’s winless women’s fastball team as they played host to one of the stronger teams in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, St. Clair, at Mohawk Sports Park on Thursday (Oct. 4).

But the Mountaineers gave the Saints all they could handle before the visitors from Windsor pulled out a 10-9 decision.

Once again, a big inning was the downfall for Mohawk. They led 8-4 after five innings, but the Saints scored six runs in the fifth inning, then held on for their one run win.

Rookie hurler Alexa Georgiou, who recently was named OCAA Fastball Player of the Week, pitched three and two-thirds innings, striking out 10, to pick up the win for St. Clair. Jessica Denstedt was the losing pitcher.

Lindsey Rivet went 3-for-5, driving in three runs and scoring two runs for Mohawk, while teammate Amanda Edmonds was also 3-for-5 with two RBI’S and three runs scored.

Mountaineers’ head coach Brian Weller noted for the second straight game his team was right in it. “This game we brought our offence” said Weller. “We scored nine runs against one of the top two teams in the whole league.”

But Mohawk, once again, had one big inning against them and Weller bemoaned costly errors in the fateful fifth frame, saying they were by veterans, not a bunch of rookies.

However the coach said he was very pleased with the effort. “Obviously, the team doesn’t give up, right to the last batter.”

While the Mountaineers saw their record go to 0-11, the Saints improved to 9-3.