WATERLOO, Ont.- Laurier took on cross town rivals, the Waterloo Warriors and won 3-2. The victory gives the Hawks a four-game winning streak, and maintains their position at the top of the OUA standings.
Andrew Greenberg (Richmond Hill, Ont.) started his second game for the Golden Hawks, and tossed a solid eight innings. "It was pretty exciting," said Greenberg. "I was happy to go in at home for my first start."
Brian MacDonald (Markham, Ont.) earned the first run in of the game, while Mike Kennedy (Harrow, Ont.) knocked a double to right field just shy of a home run. Chris Pittaway (Paris, Ont.) and Elliott Shrive (Rockwood, Ont.) stole two bags a piece, with MacDonald earning one stolen base.
Pittaway, in the catcher’s position, threw to Panas to knock a runner off a base caught stealing, but a pair of runs by Waterloo initiated a rally between the two rival teams.
In a neck in neck battle at the bottom of the ninth head coach SCOTT BALLANTYNE brought in another rookie, Trent Barwick (Orangeville, Ont.) to relieve Greenberg. "In the end I think the fatigue got to me," said Greenberg. "I had been pitching for a long time, and Trent was a fresh arm."
"It was a tough situation for him to go in with guys on base," explained Greenberg. "But he went in and completed a good close."
Barwick held off the Warriors to earn a 3-2 win for the Hawks. "I just kind of got thrown in there," he said. "But I was prepared for it, and I managed to finish off the game for the win."
The Hawks look to make it six straight after this weekend, on the road against the University of Toronto on Saturday, and then back at home Sunday to face Western on Sunday.