Huskies remain optimistic after a solid final game against defending champion St. Clair Saints
It was not the result they were hoping for.
After splitting a season-opening doubleheader with the Seneca Sting on Sept. 8, the Huskies were defeated in both games this past Saturday and Sunday at Christie Pits.
The Saturday matchup with the Fanshawe Falcons turned out unfavourably as the visitors, who have won either OCCA silver or bronze four years running, outscored George Brown College (GBC) by a combined 20-3 over the two contests.
Sunday’s encounter with the five-time champion St. Clair Saints opened with a rocky start, as the Huskies dropped a 13-0 decision. However, the second game of the doubleheader provided some positives, despite a 4-2 loss.
GBC manager A.J. Wideman praised Sunday’s game two starter David De Cassan, who put in a solid effort.
“The kid threw the ball unbelievable, kept us in the game the whole time, didn’t walk anybody, no free passes, all that good stuff, and we came within one hit of making some noise,” said Wideman “What a great baseball game to be a part of.”
Despite the 1-5 record, the club remains optimistic and believes that a playoff spot is attainable.
“You know, everybody’s positive, ” said pitcher Jack Middleton. “We all think we have a really good team. Our pitching is behind us. Defence, hitting has always been there for us. We’re just all ready to go. We just need to develop a little bit more.”
“We know what we got as a team and we know what we can achieve, and 1 and 5 doesn’t really show what our record should really be,” added pitcher John Luke Lamanna.
The Huskies next travel to Durham to take on the Lords on Wednesday, September 19.