Warriors Battle But Lose 2 to Mustangs
The first road series of the 2021 season, saw the Warriors head down to London to play the defending league champion Western Mustangs. The series was also Western's Minor Softball Day, which saw young players participating in a series of contests during breaks in the action.
Game 1 - Western 7, Waterloo 0
The Warriors went toe to toe with the Mustangs through the first 3 innings, then in the 4th Western finally cracked the scoreboard stringing together a series of hits to take a 6-0 lead after 4 innings. Waterloo only managed 3 hits of the Mustangs starter, and one inning later the score went final at 7-0. Guen O'Hara led the team offensively collecting two of the teams three hits in the game. O'Hara also started the game and was dealing early in the game.
Game 2 - Western 7, Waterloo 5
Game 2 saw the Mustangs score 2 in the 1st, and 2 more in the 2nd to lead 4-0 at the end of the second inning. Waterloo again struggled to mount anything at the plate. In the 4th inning Western would add a 5th run, to take a 5-0 lead. Waterloo then broke through with a single run in the 4th, and 2 more in the 5th to make the score 5-3. The Mustangs would get two insurance runs in the 6th inning to lead 7-3, and Waterloo again scored 2 runs to get within 2, but the Mustangs would snuff out anything further to hold onto the 7-5 win. Katilyn Satchell had 2 base hits for the Warriors, and Zoe Moore's double saw her have 2 RBI's. Alexa Oriecuia, Olivia Gilbert, Sydney Daniels and Guen O'Hara saw time on the mound for the Warriors.
Rain, Rain and More Rain...
A wet weather week leading up to Saturday's home series vs Brock didn't help matters... and then with considerable rain in the forecast for Saturday the teams agreed to cancel the double-header and reschedule for a date later in the fall
Hawks Take Two...
After a long hard two weeks of effort to get the team cleared for game action, the Warriors opened their 2021 OIWFA season with two home games at Hillside Park against cross-town rival Wilfrid Laurier. Waterloo opened the season with 13 new players on the roster, vs the last time a league game was played in 2019.
Game 1 - Laurier 10, Waterloo 3
A scoreless game early was broken in the 2-inning when the Hawks jumped ahead quickly with 5 runs in the second inning. Waterloo couldn't recover from that early lead, and despite single runs in the 2nd and 3rd inning trailed 5-2 before Laurier would strike again for another 2 runs in the 4th. Waterloo wasn't able to get any closer and the game ended 10-3. Raegan Cressman had 2 hits in the loss.
Game 2 - Laurier 10, Waterloo 3
The second game resulted in the same final score as game 1. Waterloo jumped out to an early 1-0 lead but the Hawks stormed back and lead 7-1 after three innings. The Warriors could only muster up 5 hits over the course of the game, and couldn't rally from that early hole. Guen O'Hara scored 2 of the 3 Warrior runs. Oliva Gilbert, Logan Meston, and Megan Davitsky all made their OIWFA pitching debuts in this second game.