The Holland Hurricanes are set to play their final four Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association (ACBA) regular season games this weekend versus the St. Francis Xavier University (St. FX) X-Men and the Dalhousie University Tigers.
On Saturday the Hurricanes are in Antigonish, Nova Scotia when they take on the X-Men, before returning home to host Dalhousie on Sunday at Memorial Field at Victoria Park in Charlottetown, PEI. Each day features double-headers with game one starting at 1pm and game two following at 3:30pm.
“Our guys have bought in since day one,” shared head coach, Andrew MacNevin. “We’ve improved and developed as the season has gone on, and I’m excited to see what this group can do as we approach the playoffs and nationals.”
The Hurricanes enter the weekend in first place in the standings with a record of 10-2. They’ve split the season series thus far with St. FX, 1-1, while they’ve defeated Dalhousie in both meetings so far this season.
“I think we are just starting to tap into the potential we know we can reach,” shared second-year pitcher, Ryan Abraham. “This weekend we are chasing four wins, securing first place and peaking as we head into the Atlantic Championship next weekend.”
The X-Men currently sit in a tie for third place in the ACBA with a 5-7 record, while the Tigers are 2-10 and in sixth.
Second-year outfielder/pitcher, Luke Robison, has had a strong season to-date, but understands the team must continue to work hard if they want to enter the conference championships with momentum.
“It’s been a great season so far but there’s still a lot of work to be done. We have a big weekend ahead of us and are looking to lock up the first seed with four wins. We have some unfinished business with St. FX after splitting the last double-header with them; we can’t wait to get down there and bring our best to the field. We’re excited to get the ball rolling right into Atlantics.”
The ACBA Championship is being hosted by the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, October 11-13, 2019.
For more information on the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association, visit www.atlanticbaseball.ca.
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Date: Friday, October 04, 2019