The College Hawks welcomed the Chardon Blizzard and the Ohio Sting for the weekend of 6/8 and 6/9 to Mercy field.
Chardon 4 Hawks 3
Game one against the Blizzard saw the Hawks jump out to a 1-0 lead after one inning of play after three hits. The visitors fought back and took a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning. The Hawks plated two runs but it was not enough as they fell to the Blizzard 4-3. The pitching staff only allowed 5 hits but gave up 4 BB. The offense was led by Hunter Smith (Perrysburg, Michigan State) 2/3 with Double, 1RBI and 1 RS but the Hawks left several runners on base.
Hawks 3 Chardon 0
Game two was a definite pitcher’s duel as the Hawks only gave up 2 hits and 1BB. The Chardon staff only gave up 4 hits and 3BB and they were guilty of 1 error that proved costly as the Hawks scored 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth. We added a single run in the sixth and completed the 3-0 shutout.
Hawks 1 Ohio Sting 0
Game 3 on the weekend saw the Hawks again failing to capitalize on numerous base runners. Through the first 4 innings a total of 9 Hawks were left on base as both teams failed to score. Todd Vandercook (Sylvania, Palm Beach state) led the offense going 3 for 3 and scoring the game’s only run on a wild pitch. The Hawks did total 9 hits in the game along with two BB. The Hawks pitchers, Robinson, Fortunato and Olsavsky allowed a total of 5 walks with 1 BB.
Hawks 4 Ohio Sting 3
Game 2 against the Sting saw the visitors take a 1-0 lead on a Sac Fly in the top half of the first but the Hawks battled right back as John Joseph led off and went to 2nd on a ground out. Sam Fischer then stroked a single to left to knock in Joseph and after the defense had thrown the ball around and committed two errors Fischer scored to make it 2-1 after 1. The Hawks only had 5 hits to go with 6 BB and three errors on the visitors to take the 4-3 win. The pitching staff Hall, Mayberry and Williams combined to give up eight hits however issued no walks which was key in the win.
With the three wins the Hawks improved to 7 -1 in the Tri- State League and 9-1 overall for 2013. The Hawks will be in action Tuesday and Thursday at Bowman before traveling east on Saturday to the Cleveland area. The Hawks will be back to Mercy on Sunday June 16th for a game against Ohio Northern Baseball; this is a change to the original schedule.