LONDON – Humber softball (16-4, 1st OCAA) concluded its road trip with a doubleheader sweep of Fanshawe (12-12, 5th OCAA). The Hawks rallied from behind and held on in extras to take game one, then cruised to an easy victory in game two.
Humber finished the four-game weekend with eight home runs and 50 runs scored.
Game One: Humber 14, Fanshawe 12 – 10 innings
Game one started as a battle of the aces, as two of the top-three ERA leaders were in the circle for their teams. The aces combined for 13 strikeouts over the first three innings and it wasn't until Presly Buchanan helped her own cause getting Humber on the board after scoring in the fourth inning after hitting a triple.
Humber's home run parade continued in the fifth when Alexis Ferreira hit a solo shot for her first career round-tripper.
Fanshawe was able to get to Buchanan in the fifth, scoring three runs off of Humber's ace to take the lead. Humber responded in the sixth when Meagan Muir homered to tie the game.
After Fanshawe retook the lead with two unearned runs in the home-half of the sixth, the Hawks were down to their final out with the game on the line. Presly Buchanan re-entered the game, and crushed her second triple of the day, scoring Alexa Vassos and Alexis Ferreira to tie the game and force extra innings.
Over the extra frames, both teams combined to score 15 runs, including Meagan Muir's second homer of the game.
Rachel Matheson-Green picked up her second win of the season, throwing the final two innings in relief.
Game Two: Humber 12, Fanshawe 4
Humber's offence continued to roll in game two, scoring nine runs over the first three frames.
In the second inning, senior Meaghan Murphy continued her impressive 2019 campaign, hitting her first career regular-season home run.
Meagan Muir recorded her league-leading seventh win of the season, throwing four innings and picking up two strikeouts.
- Through nine starts, Presly Buchanan has recorded 46 strikeouts, surpassing Myranda Pierson's team record of 42.
- Humber's 12 home runs are the most in program history.
- Meagan Muir becomes just the third player in team history to hit three home runs in a season – joining Terah Camilleri ('15, '16) and Aaliyah Davidson ('17) as the only student-athletes to complete the feat.
- Humber improves to 6-6 all-time against Fanshawe in London.
Humber softball will conclude its regular-season homestand on Oct. 8 against the Seneca Sting (0-22, 7th OCAA). Game one is set for 6 p.m. and will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network.