Windsor Lancers down Golden Hawks at UCCU Complex

 

By Aaron Jahn

Amherstburg was the host for a Sunday baseball game between the University of Windsor Lancers and the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks at the premier diamond at the UCCU Complex.

The Lancers prevailed 6-4 in a game featuring solid defense and quick base running.  The cold weather kept some pop out of the bats.

After a scoreless first, the Golden Hawks took the lead in the second inning, capitalizing on a steal and a wild pitch to advance the base runners and single to drive them home.  The Lancers took the lead in the bottom of the third jumping on a wild pitch to bring the score to 2-1 following two singles and a bunt brought the score even at one.  They left the inning up by three, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

 

The University of Windsor Lancers defeated the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 6-4 in a game hosted at the UCCU Complex in Amherstburg.

The Lancers added single scores in the sixth and seventh innings to take a commanding lead.  With the game approaching a romp, the Golden Hawks capitalized on two errors by the second baseman on ground balls and some wild pitching to bring the game within two.  After a pitching change, the Lancers escaped the innings with two runners in scoring position.  The Golden Hawks then escaped a bases loaded one out situation with two infield flies but were unable to close the gap further in the top of the ninth.

The Lancer also announced that the premier diamond at the UCCU Complex would be their home field for the 2012 Canadian Inter-Collegiate Baseball Association season.

“Our players are extremely happy to call this complex home of the Windsor Lancers Baseball Club,” said Lancer head coach Frank Jeney.

“It’s a tremendous partnership that we have formed with Lancer baseball,” said Director of Recreation and Culture, Dean Collver.

“They are developing an elite baseball team and we have an elite baseball diamond, it’s a natural fit.”

With the season just around the corner Jeney believes they are on the cusp of something good.

“We lost some pitching, but our young players are coming into their own and really developing into some great ballplayers,” said Jeney.

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