After a week and a half of workouts the Golden Hawk Baseball team is ready to step up to the plate for real this Friday. The baseball season gets under way with the Hawks taking on the York Lions at the SkyDome Septamber 5th at 9am. Laurier will take on the University of Toronto Varsity Blues later on in the afternoon at Conorville Park in Etobicoke. The Hawks will make their home debut on Saturday Sept. 6th at 1pm at Bechtel Park (corner of University and Bridge) vs McMaster.
The 2003 version of the Golden Hawks will look similar to the 2002 team that finished 7-9-1, good enough for 6th place in the OUA. Back are starting pitchers Derek Rapini
(Burlington, Ont), Mark Eccleton
(Toronto, Ont), SCOTT BALLANTYNE
(Kincardine, Ont) and Ryan Finnson
(London, Ont). This staff is arguably the deepest in the OUA.
The offense will be lead by outfielders Pete Molloy
(Kitchener, Ont) and Ryan O'Connor (Kitchener, Ont), infielders, Anthony Iafrate
(Toronto, Ont), Matt Snoei
(Grassie, Ont) and Kevin Albrecht
Rookies Jordan Bilkas
(East York, Ont) and David Oynett-Jeffries (North York, Ont) will handle the catching duties.
Look for this year's addition of the Golden Hawks to provide some excitment and make some serious noise in the OUA this season.
Come out this Saturday to Bechtel Park (1pm) and cheer on the Golden Hawks as they take on the McMaster Marauders.