(Toronto) Waterloo salvaged a split of the two games series Saturday afternoon vs the Toronto Varsity Blues, who have started the season off well. In the first game, hits and runs were hard to come by, and the Blues won on a walk-off. In the 2nd game Waterloo returned the favor with a walk off win of their own.
GAME 1: Toronto 3, Waterloo 2
Nina Gabert was the hard luck loser in the series opener, as she pitched a solid 6.1 innings allowing only 8-hits, while striking out 5 batters. Waterloo was quiet on offense managing only 4-hits across the 7 innings against two Toronto pitchers. Rachel Sothern, drove in the only RBI of the afternoon for Waterloo.
GAME 2: Waterloo 8, Toronto 7
The Warriors overcame a collapse in the 7th inning to secure a walk-off win in the 2nd game of the day vs Toronto. This was a game that Waterloo led throughout, and took a 6-2 lead into the 7th inning, before a couple of well placed hits queued the Varsity Blues comeback. With one final shot, the Warriors parlayed a lead-off single from 1st year player Amanda Clark, and then a great bunt from veteran Rebecca Rayner into two runs, when Guen O'Hara's double cashed in the winning runs.
O'Hara also earned the W, pitching to just 2 batters in the top half of the 7th replacing Marissa Melanson who went the first 6.2 innings only allowing 1 earned run, while fanning 5 Blues batters