Our final home series of the season was Sunday, as we hosted the 1st place Brock Badgers. Brock would prove to be quite a challenge as they knocked the ball all around the park to sweep the series and in the process eliminate the Warriors from the post-season. Prior to the game we honored Nina Gabert who will be graduating this spring for her time served with the Warriors program.
Game 1: Brock 12, Waterloo 1
From the opening batter the Badgers would pound the ball with several bombs and extra base hits, the unrelenting offensive attack was too much for the Warriors who only managed 6-hits. Guen O'Hara led the team with 2-hits. Darcy McVicar (freshman) came into the game in the 3rd inning and provided some good pitching to extend the game for a while, but in the end Waterloo just wasn't able to string together enough hits in succession to mount any sort of come back in the series opener.
Game 2: Brock 11, Waterloo 4
Waterloo came out hot and fast and tallied four runs in the opening top half of the first. Lauren Beattie delievered the key hit in the inning which generated some excitement as it looked like the Warriors might have a better fate in game 2. However once again the Badgers immediately replied with some offense of their own, and took control of the game once again by the end of the first inning. Waterloo countered wth Guen O'Hara on the mound in the 2nd inning, and like McVicar in the first game she was able to keep the Warriors in the game for a while. Marissa Melanson drove in a team high two runs in this game.
The weather certainly didn't look good when we looked out the window Saturday morning. Rain had fallen most of the night and it continued throughout the morning. However, the City of Kitchener's grounds crew did an amazing job keeping our Budd Park diamond playable, and we were able to get our important games in against McMaster with no delays.
Game 1: Waterloo 8, McMaster 1
Nina Gabert, allowed only 1 hit throwing a complete game to help propel the Warriors to a series opening win vs McMaster on Saturday. Nina worked the batters with a variety of different pitches keeping the Mauraders off of the bases. On offense Gabert also was a key contributor, with two base hits to keep rallies going for the Warriors offense. Rachel Sothern continued her great 2019 year at the plate with two hits, including a triple that helped break things open in the middle of the game.
Game 2: Waterloo, 8, McMaster 1
After a short break the two teams took the field again, and when the dust settled the result was the same... another Warriors win. Waterloo would score 5-runs in the 2nd inning and never look back in this game as the team won their 3rd straight game at home. Nina Gabert, and Sarah Schywiola each drove in three runs (Schywiola homered), while Darcy McVicar knocked in two runs with a double off the bench. The win moved the Warriors into a tie for the final playoff spot with McMaster with two games left to play for each team.