HAWKS OPEN UP HOME SEASON WITH BATTLE WITH SAINTS AT CONNORVALE

ETOBICOKE, ON: After eight road games to start the 2018 season, the Humber Hawks men's baseball team will finally see a pitch thrown off the mound at their home park of Connorvale. On Saturday afternoon they will host the St. Clair Saints in a battle for first place.

THE MATCH UP

Humber "Hawks" vs St. Clair "Saints"
6-2, tie 1st               6-2, tie 1st
Saturday, September 22/18
1:00 pm & 3:30 pm
Connorvale Park – Etobicoke, ON

LAST TIME OUT VS ST. CLAIR

After taking game one on the road over the Saints a couple weeks ago, it was the Saints that came from behind to snare 6-5, nine-inning walk-off win. Seemingly in control, the Hawks surrendered a three-run lead in the bottom of the seventh, and then the single tie-breaking run in the ninth. Although utilizing the international tie-break rule by having a man on second with no outs, Humber was unable to push a run across in the eighth and ninth. Matt Stoddart was tagged with the loss, while the Saints Michael Beale got the win.

SCOUTING ST. CLAIR

  • The Saints sit atop the standings at this point, a position they have occupied at seasons end in every year of OCAA play
  • They boast the most runs scored (60), and the fewest given up (22)
  • The Saints have nine freshmen on the roster, and are relatively young, as only two players are in their fourth year
  • The Saints are currently in the midst of a five game winning streak
  • Pitching Leaders
  • Wins: three tied with 1
  • ERA: Michael Beale: 0.00
  • Strikeouts: Taylor Pappin: 14
  • Saves: 0
  • Batting Leaders
  • Average (min. 20 plate appear.) - Brendan Renaud: .400
  • Hits - Brendan Renaud: 8
  • RBI's - Brendan Renaud, Kevin Dion: 6
  • Stolen Bases: Miguel Cienfuegos: 4

HAWK NOTES 

  • Humber is in a virtual dead heat with St. Clair this year, with identical win/loss records and within two runs of for and against numbers
  • The Hawks won the regular season series 3-1 last year vs the Saints, and split with Fanshawe 2-2
  • Brendan Lyons, one of the top hurlers last year, has returned to double duty as a position player and is at or near the top of many offensive categories
  • Pitching Leaders
  • Wins: six with 1
  • ERA: three with 0.00
  • Strikeouts: Brendan Lyons: 13
  • Saves: Matt Stoddart: 1
  • Batting Leaders
  • Average (min. 20 plate appear.) – Dennis Dei Baning: .417
  • Hits – Dennis Dei Baning, Liam Sutherland: 10
  • RBI's – Dennis Dei Baning: 14
  • Stolen Bases: Liam Sutherland: 5

 

OPENING CEREMONIES

The Humber Hawks men's baseball team will be honouring one of the Father's of Etobicoke Baseball in local legend Steve Breitner on Saturday, as his son and five-time OCAA champion from St. Clair Kyle will throw out the first pitch. The clubhouse at Connorvale Park has been named in Steve's honour after his passing in January, 2018.

WATCH LIVE

The games all weekend long will be presented by the Hawks Sports Network – HSN:
https://portal.stretchinternet.com/humber/

LIVE STATS

You can also follow the live stats of the game:
http://humberhawks.ca/sports/bsb/2018-19/boxscores/20180922_u6x9.xml