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MBASE | Hurricanes sweep UNB/Acadia at home over weekend

September 25, 2017

The Holland Hurricanes were home this weekend taking on two of the top baseball programs from around the Maritimes; the University of New Brunswick and Acadia Axemen.

In game one on Saturday versus UNB the Hurricanes would allow five runs in the opening inning and two more in the second to find themselves in a 7-0 hole.  A four run fourth for the ‘Canes and two more in the sixth and seventh would give the Hurricanes the exciting 8-7 walk off victory.

Tanner Banks was the winning pitcher in the game; he pitched the final three innings, striking out three and allowing just one run.

Banks, Josh McDonald and Trey Dunnett were the ‘Canes top batters all going 2-for-3 at the plate.

In game two of the double-header the ‘Canes would jump out to a 1-0 lead in the second before UNB jumped ahead 2-1 in the third.  A five run fifth for the ‘Canes gave them the lead they needed on route to a 6-2 victory.

Colin Arsenault pitched the complete game for Holland College, allowing seven hits, two runs, two walks and striking out two in the win.

Charles MacLellan led the ‘Canes offensively going 1-for-2 with a three-run home run and a walk at the plate.

On Sunday versus the Acadia Axemen the ‘Canes once again fell behind early, giving up two runs in the opening inning.  They would rebound by tying the game in the second and took the lead in the third 3-2.

The teams would exchange leads in the fifth before the ‘Canes earned the victory in the sixth when Josh McDonald singled to score the go-ahead run and give the ‘Canes the 5-4 victory.

Porter Smith was the winning pitcher for the Hurricanes, pitching 2.1 innings and allowing a single hit.

Jesse Holman and Danny Rice were both 2-3 at the plate for Holland College in the win.

In the final game of the weekend Steven Conway took to the hill for the ‘Canes.

Acadia would open with two runs but the ‘Canes responded in the same inning with two of their own.  The Hurricanes would follow a one-run, second inning by Acadia with six of their own to give the ‘Canes the lead.

Two more runs in the third, one in the fourth, two more in the fifth and one in the sixth gave the Hurricanes the 14-4 victory.

Danny Rice was the winning pitcher for the Hurricanes; he pitched 4.2 innings, allowing four hits, two walks, 1 run while striking out six.

Matt Barlow led the Hurricanes offensively going 2-3 at the plate with two RBI’s, a double and three runs scored.

The Hurricanes, now 9-1 on the season, lead all Atlantic team’s in the standings.

They are in action again on Saturday when they host the Dalhousie Tigers (7-5) at Memorial Field at Victoria Park.  The team will then travel to Nova Scotia on Sunday to take on the Saint Mary’s Huskies (8-4) for two games.

Updated Atlantic standings:

Rank Team GP Wins Losses Win %
1 Hurricanes 10 9 1 .900
2 SMU 12 8 4 .667
3 Dalhousie 12 7 5 .583
4 UNB 12 4 8 .333
5 St. FX 10 3 7 .300
6 Acadia 12 3 9 .250

 

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