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Varsity Blues defeat Hawks
Laurier: 7 Toronto: 9
SCARBOUROUGH, Ont.- The Golden Hawks traveled to the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus to face the Varsity Blues. As the last placed  team in the OUA, the Varsity Blues managed to defeat the top-seated Laurier squad by a score of 9-7.

Jake Gallo (Toronto, Ont.) was the starting pitcher for U of T, and David Canavan (Whitby, Ont.) for Laurier.

Canavan had one of his weaker appearances, giving up five runs in just over three innings. The Varsity Blues sent a quick three batters coming across the plate, and with the bases loaded Canavan walked in the third run of the game. Two more runs soon followed.

Chris Pittaway (Paris, Ont.) started the bats for Laurier with a single hit to the left side, and a second base steal. Pat Kropf (Waterloo, Ont.) was walked and Jesse Milanovich (Unionville, Ont.) hit a double that brought in both runners.

After another series of runs earned by Toronto, WESLEY VAN LUVEN (Orillia, Ont.) was subbed in for Canavan.

A solid defense stood behind Van Luven seen in Elliot Shrive (Rockwood, Ont.) with three fly catches, Jeff Brunsek (Mississauga, Ont.) with two, and James Bruce (Waterloo, Ont.) with one. Kropf caught a pair of pop-ups at short stop, and back catcher Pittaway pocketed two foul outs.

Things started to turn around in the seventh inning for Laurier, as the Hawks started a rally against Toronto’s struggling hurler Ryan Donnelly (Toronto, Ont.). Panas, Pittaway, and Kropf were all walked, and Bruce’s base on balls brought in Laurier’s third run of the game. Pittaway and Kropf earned two more runs for Laurier off of a single hit by Brunsek.

Macdonald later reached first base on a fielder’s choice, and went on to steal home on a passed ball. A double by Milanovich brought in Kropf to make it a tight 8-7 game.

Next inning, Toronto switched pitchers and Greg Katayama (Mississauga, Ont.) came in for Donnelly. The Hawks also brought in Brett Barwick (Orangeville, Ont.) for Van Luven.

Defensively, MacDonald and Panas had standout performances. At first base MacDonald completed a pair of unassisted outs, and threw to Panas at third to catch a base runner stealing. Panas also hacked three balls to MacDonald to earn outs.

In the last inning of the game, Trent Barwick (Orangeville, Ont.) came in to relieve B. Barwick, and Pat Janssen (Toronto, Ont.) came in for Katayama for the Varsity Blues.

Overall, Laurier’s batting line up struggled to perform, and the Hawks failed to capitalize on a single and stolen base by Brunsek, and a double by Mahn. The game ended in a surprising 9-7 win for an understated Toronto team.
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