Laurier: 5 McMaster: 6
WATERLOO, Ont. - Centre-fielder Nathan Loehle
(Cambridge, Ont.) was the determining factor in the Hawk's 5-4 win over the Waterloo Warriors on Sunday afternoon at Bechtel Park.
Loehle hit a three run bomb in the bottom of the ninth inning to bring across the winning run of the first game of a doubleheader set against UW. Pinch hitters Stephen Dunlop
(Mississauga, Ont.) and Matt Sacheli (Okotoks, Alta.) performed their duties to set things up for Loehle, walking and singling respectively.
This was a strong Laurier comeback after giving up four UW runs in the first inning as a result of a pair of errors at shortstop.
For the game Loehle went 2-4 with four RBI.
Other notable hitters were third-baseman Ryan Panas
(Toronto, Ont.) and left-fielder Daniel Murphy
(Toronto, Ont.) who went 3-4.
Right-handed hurler Jack Malone
(Toronto, Ont.) picked up the win and complete game for the Hawks, giving up only two hits for the full game.
The tempo changed in game two versus the Warriors, as UW walked away with a 1-0 win over the Hawks. Each team only tallied three hits a piece for the game.
Loehle again stood out for the Hawks going 2-2 with a walk.
A combination of Ian Filion
(Whitby, Ont.), Tyler Soucie
(Cambridge, Ont.), and WESLEY VAN LUVEN
(Orillia, Ont.) battled on the mound for Laurier.
It was Filion who gave up the game's lone run. In three innings of work he had two hits against and walked five batters.
Soucie looked strong giving up only one hit in his three innings of work, while Van Luven walked three batters with no hits in under one inning.
After being swept by Mac Friday evening 6-5 in both of their match-ups, this puts the Hawks season record at 4-8, good for sixth in the league.
The team looks to get a few more in the win column this weekend against Queen's University. The Gaels are in n their first season with a baseball program. The doubleheader is at Bechtel Park, first pitch is 1 p.m.