Mountaineers winless in three fastball starts

OCAA LogovectoreThe Mohawk women’s fastball team is still looking for its first win of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association season after dropping a doubleheader to the Conestoga Condors at Mohawk Sports Park on Friday (Sept. 13)

The visitors from Kitchener broke open a close opening game with a seven-run seventh inning, for a 14-6 victory. Tori Taylor went 4-for-5 with a home run for the Condors, as Olivia Butler beat Niki Grover.

Stephanie Duffin was 3-for-4 with a homer for the Mountaineers, while Stephanie Ferretti, Nicole Leitch and Lindsey Rivet also had two hits each.

In the nightcap, Conestoga got all its runs in the first three innings in an 8-0 victory and the sweep.

Taylor went 2-for-4, including her second home run of the night. Lauren Ruf picked up the win for the Condors, while Laura Chappel was tagged with the defeat for Mohawk. Jennifer VanDyk and Becky Rabchuk each had a pair of hits for the Mountaineers.

Mohawk head coach Brian Weller said his club is going to have to correct some sloppy play. He also noted unlike last year, the current edition of the team is getting hits. But while they had a total of 21 hits in the twin bill, they also left 16 runners on base.

So while Conestoga improved its record to 2-1, Mohawk slipped to 0-3. The Mountaineers have another doubleheader. On Tuesday (Sept. 17) they visit the Seneca Sting, with the first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.