The Warriors headed down to London Sunday afternoon to play the defending league champion Western Mustangs, the day was minor softball day at the park so the Warriors got to see a number of local youth players take part in some fun games and competitions in between innings and during the game break as well. It was also the first time in recent memory that the program took a bus to an away series. A pretty awesome experience for sure!
Game 1: Western 8, Waterloo 0
Western took advantage of the Warriors pitching team who struggled to find the strike zone early in this game. A couple of big hits with runners on base put this game out of reach early. In the end it was Western coasting to an 8-0 win. Waterloo only tallied three hits on offense, one each for Paige Sweeney, Amanda Clarke and Lauren Beattie. Darcy McVicar made her pitching debut, and the first year player held the Mustangs line-up in check during her time on the hill.
Game 2: Western 7, Waterloo 6
A close game throughout, slowly became a 7-2 Western lead into the 5th inning but then the Warriors rallied for 4-runs in the 6th inning capped by a bases-loaded double from Darcy McVicar. The Warriors would get another two runs in the inning to make the game close at 7-6. Nina Gabert shut-down the Mustangs in the 7th, but the Warriors couldn't muster up the tying run in the 7th. Final score was 7-6.