The men’s baseball Hurricanes won three-of-four games this weekend at home when they hosted the Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Huskies on Saturday, and the Acadia University Axemen on Sunday at Memorial Field at Victoria Park in Charlottetown, PEI.
Victories of 4-2 and 9-6 on Saturday over the Huskies were followed by a game one loss to the Axemen on Sunday by a score of 6-1; the ‘Canes then went on to take game two by a score of 6-5.
The Hurricanes exit the weekend atop the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association (ACBA) standings with a 10-2 record while the Axemen sit in second at 9-3 and the Huskies are in a tie for third at 5-7.
The Hurricanes will complete the regular season this weekend when they travel to Antigonish, Nova Scotia on Saturday to face the St. Francis Xavier (St. FX) X-Men (5-7, third) before hosting the Dalhousie University Tigers (2-10, sixth) on Sunday at Memorial Field at Victoria Park in Charlottetown. Both days feature a pair of games starting at 1 and 3:30pm.
Saturday, Game 1 | Hurricanes 4, Huskies 2
The Hurricanes took home a 4-2 victory over the Huskies on Saturday in front of their home fans.
Tyler Johnston was solid once again on the mound for the Hurricanes, improving his record to 3-0 with the win. He went seven innings, allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out six.
The ‘Canes scored twice in the third inning, followed by singles in the fourth and fifth innings. The Huskies reduced the lead late in the game when they got on the board with runs in the sixth and seventh.
The Hurricanes collected nine hits in the game led by Curtis McGregor and Jake MacLaren, each recording multiple hits in the game. McGregor went three-for-three at the plate to lead ‘Canes.
Saturday, Game 2 | Hurricanes 9, Huskies 6
The Holland Hurricanes scored three runs in the sixth inning to break a 6-6 tie, giving themselves the 9-6 victory in game two versus the Huskies. Curtis McGregor was credited with the winning RBI when he singled in the final inning.
The ‘Canes scored three runs in the first plus singles in the second, third and fourth. The Huskies trailed by one after scoring three runs in the third inning and ultimately tied the game in the fifth when a bases-loaded walk scored a run.
Adam Richards picked up the win for the Hurricanes, surrendering zero runs and allowing zero hits over one and two-thirds innings, striking out one and walking one. Parker Gallant threw one and one-third innings out of the bullpen after relieving starter, Ryan Abraham, who went four innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and striking out five.
Chase Brown went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the Hurricanes in hits.
Sunday, Game 1 | Hurricanes 1, Axemen 6
The Hurricanes surrendered a loss to the Axemen in game one on Sunday. Acadia scored twice in the third, once in the fourth, once in the sixth and twice in the seventh en route to a 6-1 victory.
Eric Anderson took the loss for Hurricanes; he lasted three innings, allowing five hits and three runs. Parker Gallant entered the game in the fourth, allowing four hits, three runs and striking out one.
Avard Hart, Patrick Young, Jake MacLaren, Julian MacDonald, Brett Brittany, and Luke Robison each collected one hit to for the Hurricanes in the loss.
Sunday, Game 2 | Hurricanes 6, Axemen 5
A walk-off single by Tyson McInnis propelled the Hurricanes to the dramatic 6-5 victory over the Axemen to close out the day on Sunday.
The Axemen scored three runs in the fifth, and another two in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 5-5. The ‘Canes originally took the lead after runs in the third, fourth and three in the fifth.
Josh Tardif was the winning pitcher for the Hurricanes. He pitched the final two-thirds of the seventh, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out one and walking zero. Dylan Cameron started the game for the ‘Canes, going five innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out three. Brett Brittany entered the game in the sixth, throwing one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen, allowing two hits and two runs to be scored.
Luke Robison, Jake MacLaren, and McInnis each racked up multiple hits for the Hurricanes in the win.
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Date: Tuesday, October 01, 2019