The Holland Hurricanes men’s baseball team hits the diamond this weekend for four Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association (ACBA) regular season games. On Saturday the team visits the Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Huskies in Halifax, Nova Scotia before hosting the St. Francis Xavier (STFX) University X-Men on Sunday for their home opener in Charlottetown at the Memorial Field at Victoria Park.
The teams will play double-headers on each day with game one scheduled for 1pm and game two to follow at 3:30pm.
The ‘Canes currently sit at 4-0 on the season after opening weekend victories on the road versus the Dalhousie University Tigers and University of New Brunswick (UNB) Reds
Hurricanes head coach, Andrew MacNevin, hopes to continue playing winning baseball this weekend.
“Overall we need to continue improving each week and that is the challenge we have applied to each player as our season continues to move forward.”
The Huskies and X-Men both enter the weekend at 2-2 on the season; they’re both locked in a four-way tie for second place in the standings.
Hurricanes first-year infielder, Tyson McInnis, from Peakes, PEI, looks forward to playing at home in front of the Island baseball fans.
“This weekend should be a good weekend of baseball. We’re very excited to play the games versus the Huskies and our home opener on Sunday. This will be a great weekend of baseball for our team.”
McInnis has had a strong start to the season at the plate for the Hurricanes with an average of .545 after 17 plate appearances. He’s also recorded six hits (four singles, two doubles), three RBI’s and seven runs scored.
The Hurricanes top performer on the mound early this season has been Eric Anderson of Charlottetown. The first-year player has an ERA of 1.17 through six innings of action while allowing one earned run and two hits.
Colin Gaudette has been the Hurricanes top batter this season; he has an average of .714 after ten plate appearances. With five hits, four RBI’s and four runs scored, he looks forward to playing at home this weekend.
“We had a great start to our season after our wins last weekend on the road; we hope to keep the momentum going this weekend. We’ll have to take it one play at a time and focus if we want to continue in the win column.
For more information on the ACBA, visit www.atlanticbaseball.ca.
Hurricanes Baseball Booster Club memberships are now for sale by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. For $100, members will receive two personalized season passes to all Hurricanes baseball home games plus two limited edition Hurricanes toques.
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Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019