Softball concludes road stand with three-game sweep
ETOBICOKE – The defending provincial champions concluded their gruelling eight-game road trip to start the season by sweeping its final three games over the weekend.
Humber's pitching staff combined to throw three complete-game shutouts, as the offence scored 31 runs over the three-game stretch.
Game One: Humber 17, Mohawk 0 – 6 innings.
Rookie outfielder Christina D'Angelo paced the Hawks offensively in game one, picking up three hits – including a double and triple – while driving in five runs from the lead-off spot. Breanna Oliver picked up three hits as well, and set a new career-high with five RBIs.
Kadyn Wotton toed the rubber for the Hawks, firing a career-high six innings to record her third career victory. The Cambridge native allowed one hit and two walks while striking out three Mountaineer hitters.
Game Two: Humber 10, Seneca 0 – 5 innings
Humber wasted little time to get on the board against Seneca, plating four runners in the opening frame. After an RBI single from Hayley Pasma, Alexis Ferreira smacked a three-run home run to give Humber the early lead. Two innings later, Pasma drilled a three-run double followed by an RBI single from Ferreira.
Rookie Mikela Moore picked up her first career victory, allowing one hit while striking out six to finish the complete-game shutout.
Game Three: Humber 4, Durham 0
In a rematch of the 2019 provincial title game, it was a pitcher's duel for the two decorated clubs.
Rookie Jorja Berney broke the scoreless tie in the fifth, singling home D'Angelo. Humber added three more in the sixth to win its third straight game against Durham.
Humber ace Meagan Muir dominated in the circle, only allowing two hits and picking up eight strikeouts.
- Muir's win was the 10th of her career, making the Brampton native just the fifth pitcher in program history to reach double-digits.
- Alexis Ferreira now sits in a tie with Aaliyah Davidson for second-place with five career home runs.
- Alexa Vassos moved into first on Humber's career stolen base list, while Hannah Koziolek sits in a tie for second with 18 career swipes.
The 2021 home opener for Humber softball is scheduled for Sept. 30 against Conestoga. First pitch for game one is set for 6 p.m. and will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network.