This Saturday the excitement begins when the Hurricanes host the Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Huskies before the ‘Canes take the field versus the Acadia University Axemen on Sunday; all the action takes place at Memorial Field at Victoria Park in Charlottetown. Each day's games are double-headers scheduled for 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM.
The Hurricanes sit atop the ACBA standings at the midway point of the regular season with a record of 7-1; they dropped their first game of the season last Sunday versus the St. Francis Xavier (St. FX) X-Men by a score of 13-3.
“This is a big weekend for our team and we look to continue improving on our results,” shared head coach, Andrew MacNevin. “We look to apply a greater sense of urgency to our group during these last few weekends of regular season play, leading up to the Atlantic and National Championships. Four games every weekend is tough, but we have to show up and be ready to compete and execute each game, both offensively and defensively, if we want to be successful.”
The Huskies will look to bounce back after dropping two games to the ‘Canes last weekend; they currently sit in fifth place in the standings with a record of 3-5.
“Looking back on last weekend’s loss, we have some important parts of our game we need to work on,” shared catcher, Avard Hart “We worked on these issues this week in practice and are confident and focused on playing our best this weekend as we hope to put on a great show for the Hurricanes fans at home.”
On Sunday the Hurricanes aim to maintain possession of the top spot in the standings when they take on the second place, Acadia Axemen, who are 6-2 and just one game back of the ‘Canes.
Hurricanes first basemen, Curtis McGregor, looks to rebound after Sundays loss to the X-Men.
“We’re looking to get back on the winning track and do the things that won us the first seven games of the season. We need to get back to playing Hurricanes baseball.”
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Date: Friday, September 27, 2019