Lords’ season cut short on day one the OCAA fastball championship

October 19, 2013

Oshawa, ON

Durham Lords Media Release
Friday, October 18, 2013

Lords’ season cut short on day one the OCAA fastball championship

OCAA Women’s Fastball Championship
Humber defeated Durham 14-3
Conestoga defeated Durham 4-3

ETOBICOKE, Ont. – The Durham College women’s fastball season had their season come to an end on Friday night as they dropped their first two games at the OCAA Championship in Etobicoke, Ont.

This marks the first time since 1996 the Durham has not won a medal at the provincial championship after winning 16 straight.

Humber and Conestoga will meet up on Saturday morning with a berth in the gold medal game on the line against St. Clair.

GAME ONE – Humber 14 - Durham 3

Durham let another big inning get them down in game one of the championship as the hosting Humber Hawks put up nine runs in the third inning to go on and eventually win by a final score of 14-3.

After the Hawks took a 4-1 lead after two innings, Durham’s Jessica Pike registered a hit with the bases loaded which would cash in two runs to put the Lords within one.

In the bottom half of the inning, Humber would explode for nine runs, as they chased starting pitcher Ashley Black from the game. The Hawks would tack on two more to go on to mercy the Lords in five innings.

Jessica O’Quinn earned the win on the mound for Humber with Black picking up the loss.

Lydia Kalbfleisch, who drove in the first run in the game and pitched in relief was named Durham’s player of the game.

GAME TWO – Conestoga 4 – Durham 3

Conestoga would hold off a Durham rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to book a spot in the bronze medal game with a 4-3 victory over the Lords.

Durham would get off to a great start with three runs in the first inning, highlighted by a Kayla Gammie two-run single.

Behind solid pitching and timely hitting, Conestoga would manage to hang around and score three runs of their own to knot the game up at 3-3.

The game would stay that way until the top of the seventh inning when Ainlay Mackenzie hit an RBI single to put the Condors up by one.

In the bottom the seventh and their season on the line, Hope Eagleson and Kayla Worotniak would both get on base with only one out. Conestoga starting pitcher Lauren Ruf took over the game at that point as she struck out the next two Durham hitters to send the Condors to the bronze medal game.

Starting pitchers Ruf and Kalbfleisch had great games for their respective clubs, limiting offensive opportunities in the game.

Overall Record: 7-16-2
Conference Record: 7-8

Scott Dennis
Sports Information and Marketing Coordinator
Durham College and UOIT Athletics
905.721.2000 Ext. 2784 (P)
905.721.3117 (F)


Photo Credit: Humber College