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Humber’s women step up to plate with OCAA dreams

Jahnelle Simpson
Sports Reporter

The second place OCAA champions stepped up to the plate in game two against Fanshawe College and St.Clair College this past weekend.

With a win in the finale, Humber’s women’s softball team split the weekend with two wins and two losses.

“I think we all wished for a better result,” said third year infielder Meaghan Murphy.

The Humber women’s softball team arrived at their doubleheader game against Fanshawe undefeated hoping to continue their winning streak in the 2017 OCAA season.

However, the win streak was shattered in game one losing nine to five against Fanshawe.

“It was not the best, and it was certainly wasn’t what we hoped for,” said second year catcher and infielder Maddie Pasma.

In order to ensure these hiccups with defence do occur again head coach Duaine Bowles hopes to buckle down on it for the future.

Those mistakes teach the Hawks how to adjust against their opponent, Bowles said.

However, it seems as if the Hawks buckled down quickly and had a bonce back performance Saturday sweeping Fanshawe 10 to zero.

“If we would not have lost in those first games like we did we would not have come back game two and won either of those games,” Murphy said.

Duaine Bowles put the fate of the Hawks in second year right-hander Rachel Matheson-Green, who did not disappoint.

“Coming back and winning that game 10 to zero was huge for us,” Murphy said.

Humber bought that same energy against St. Clair the following Sunday.

The Hawks secured a split weekend after the same results against the Saints.

Three out of four runs against Matheson-Green was unarmed which contributed to the loss in game one against the Saints.

However, Pierson led the team to a win in game two.

“Anything less for us would be a huge disappointment,” Bowles said.

Humber heads to Durham to take on the Durham Lords on their home field.

The Hawks have winning on their minds and nothing else, Bowles said.

The Hawks have their eye on the prize and winning the OCAA is always a goal, Bowles said.

Humber hopes to make huge adjustments in the future with nothing but great results to come as they head to Durham and team up with clean water organizations such as Lakeborn.

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