University of Ottawa GeeGees Fastball Update w/Jennie Finch

September 29, 2010

Ottawa, ON

The last two weeks have been nothing short of eventful for the University of Ottawa GeeGees fastball team. Last weekend was a busy time with 6 games in a row from Friday to Sunday, but that didn’t slow them down. Friday was the ‘Support our Troops’ night that drew quite a crowd, including coach Jenny Allen’s cousin Brad, an Canadian soldier home from Afghanistan for a few weeks. The GeeGees beat Carleton quickly, showing no mercy with scores of 20-0 in 2 and ½ innings and 29-4 in 3 innings respectively for an early night.
The next morning was a busy one as the team rose early for the “Bridge to the Future” softball clinic that brought in youth from all over and past the Ottawa area. A double header against McMaster followed the clinic, and the GeeGees did not disappoint. They took down the Marauder’s in 6 innings with a score of 8-1 and then again in 5 innings 15-5. The next morning they met with Brock and woke them up with a 6-0 win, but Brock battled back and got an early lead in the second game. Despite the efforts of the GeeGees, Brock took the second game with a score of 7-5.
This past weekend the Gee Gees traveled to Toronto to take on the University of Toronto Blues and the University of Guelph Gryphons. They got off to a great start taking an early lead against Toronto, scoring multiple runs in the first inning. The Blues weren't able to answer the Gee Gees energy and intensity, and so the Gee Gees took the first game 9-0. The second game however, the Blues found their rhythm and the two teams battled until the very last inning, where the Blues overtook the Gee Gees winning 9-4. Both teams also had the opportunity to meet retired USA pitcher and softball icon Jennie Finch before the game, making it an all around great day for softball.

The University of Ottawa then traveled to Guelph on Sunday to take on the Gryphons. Despite a valiant effort by the Gee Gees they unfortunately fell short in both games, losing 5-4 and 6-3. As usual, the Gee Gees gave the University of Guelph a run for their money, playing hard until the very last plays of the last inning. Next weekend the Gee Gees will be traveling to Waterloo to take on The University of Waterloo Warriors and the Sir Wilfred Laurier University Golden Hawks.

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