Laurier drops three of four

 RHP Andrew Ziedins moved to 3-0 pitching six innings allowing three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits with four strikeouts

RHP Andrew Ziedins moved to 3-0 pitching six innings allowing three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits with four strikeouts

The Laurier Golden Hawks faced a tough test on the weekend with road trips to Brock and Western and didn’t come away with the results they were looking for as they were swept by Brock and split with Western. 

Game 1 - Brock 11 Laurier 5
This was a tight game until the fifth inning when Brock broke open a 1-1 tie by scoring four runs all with two out.  We played uncharacteristically poor defense and they made us pay.

          123 456 789       R   H  E
Laurier   100 000 031   --  5   9  2
Brock     010 041 41X   -- 11  14 1

Hitting:
- RF Alex Kupchak 3 for 4 with a double, run scored and RBI
- 3B Jeff Hunt 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored
- DH Adam Shaver 2 for 4 with 2 RBI
- 1B John King 1 for 3 with 2 walks and an RBI


Pitching:
- Jordan Petruska takes the loss going 6 innings giving up 6 runs on 8 hits with 3 HBP and 6 strikeouts
- Shawn Miller gave up 2 runs (1 earned) without recording an out and giving up a walk
- Jordan Ferrazzo worked 1 inning giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with 1 strikeout
- Noah Ivanyi threw one inning giving up 1 run on 3 hits

Game 2 - Brock 8 Laurier 4
Laurier fell behind early and fought back to make it 6-4 through three innings, but couldn’t get a big hit late to pull ahead.

          123 456 7        R  H E
Laurier   103 000 0   --   4  5 0
Brock     330 011 X   --   8 13 2

Hitting:
- RF Alex Kupchak 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI
- CF Jonathan Brouse 1 for 3 with a double, run scored and sac bunt
- DH Ryley Davenport 1 for 2 with an RBI
- LF Adam Raithby 1 for 4 with a run scored and stolen base
- 2B John King 0 for 1 with a run scored, 2 HBP and a walk

Pitching:
- Adam McBride takes the loss going 4 2/3 innings giving up 7 runs on 11 hits with 1 walk, 2 HBP and 2 strikeouts
- Jake Tougas worked 1 1/3 innings giving up 1 run on 2 hits with a HBP and strikeout

Game 1 - Laurier 4 Western 3
This was a really close game as Laurier showed it can come back when falling behind. A clutch hit from Cal Murphy in the sixth inning and beat an IBL calibre pitcher.

                123 456 789       R   H  E
Laurier   100 003 000   --   4 10 1
Western   010 110 000   --   3  9 2

Hitting:
- CF Jonathan Brouse 3 for 5
- C Ryley Davenport 2 for 3 with a triple and run scored
- 3B Matt Voight 2 for 4
- DH Adam Shaver 1 for 3 with an RBI and walk
- SS Cal Murphy 1 for 4 with a double, 2 RBI and a run scored

Pitching:
- Andrew Ziedins gets the win and is now 3-0 in conference play going 6 innings giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits with 0 walks, 1 HBP and 4 strikeouts
- Christian Hauck worked 2 innings of effective relief giving up 1 hit with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts
- Jake Tougas came in with 2 men on in the 9th and got 3 pop ups to end the game and earn his first career save

Game 2 - Western 10 Laurier 6
Laurier jumped out to a six-run lead and let Western back in the game and they scored 10 unanswered runs.
              123 456 7       R H E
Laurier 600 000 0   --  6 5 1
Western    1    0    5    0    1    3    X    10    9    3

Hitting:
- LF Adam Raithby 2 for 4 with a run scored, 2 RBI and stolen base
- RF Alex Kupchak 1 for 2 with a run scored and 2 walks
- C Daniel Apostoli 1 for 3 with a run scored, RBI and walk
- 3B Jeff Hunt 1 for 4
- 1B John King - 3 walks

Pitching:
- Zach Lawrence goes 2 2/3 innings giving up 6 runs (4 earned) on 4 hits with 2 walks with 2 strikeouts
- Nathan Folo gets the loss going 1 2/3 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts
- Nick Murray goes 1 1/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 1 hit with 2 walks
- Austin Hassani goes 1/3 of an inning giving up 1 run on 1 hit with a walk

Laurier travels to Brock Wednesday for a non-conference DH at 5pm and then host the first place Guelph Gryphons on Saturday at Bechtel for a 12pm DH.