A busy weekend in the OIWFA for several teams including Wilfrid Laurier who racked up another 6-wins on the weekend, Friday vs Waterloo, Saturday at Guelph and then Sunday at Queen’s. Laurier is now 13-0 on the season with just two remaining games at home this coming Friday vs McMaster as they attempt to go through the OIWFA season schedule undefeated and secure the #1 seed for the post-season tournament. One loss, and then the door is open to Brock, who currently would win the tie-breaker for the #1 seed assuming Brock wins out, as of right now they have 6-less runs against. Speaking of the Badgers, they swept their Southern Ontario trip to Windsor and Western this weekend and now sit 11-1, with four games remaining at Guelph Friday, and at Waterloo Sunday.
The Eastern division will be up for grabs it appears into the final Sunday, as four teams are all within one game of the first place seed in the division. Currently Ryerson and Queen’s are 7-5, while Ottawa and Toronto are 6-6. Toronto holds the first wild-card position at present, and will look to take care of business vs York next weekend before closing against Queen’s. Ottawa will look to do the same against cross town rival Carleton before closing out the season cross-division vs McMaster Sunday.
Speaking of McMaster, they right now hold the final wild-card spot with a 5-5 record. A road trip that begins at Laurier Friday night, and then at Waterloo Sunday will need to yield at least one, perhaps two wins. Then McMaster closes the season Sunday at home to Ottawa. If the Mauraders don’t take one from the Golden Hawks Friday, then the games Saturday afternoon at Waterloo could decide the final playoff spot, as the Warriors have an outside shot with the need to beat McMaster both times, and then get some help.
OCCA league action was a bit sparse this weekend, but this coming week there are a multitude of series happening both mid-week and into the weekend. The St Clair Saints were busy this weekend with a six game road-trip that saw them take 4 of 6 against other good clubs including Conestoga, Humber and Durham. Humber earned the split at home to the Saints Sunday, to remain in first place in the OCAA. Behind them it is a battle as the next 5-clubs on record all appear to be in the mix. Durham for now holds down the 2nd spot, but the Saints sweep of the Lords Sunday has St Clair within 2 points. Conestoga, Fanshawe and Mohawk are next in line. Seneca remains the only winless team in the league, but they’re battling teams hard this season especially at home.
Here is our new UTM College & University Top 10:
1. Wilfrid Laurier 13-0 (+1, OIWFA)
2. Brock 11-1 (+4, OIWFA)
3. Humber 10-2 (-2, OCAA)
4. Western 10-3 (-1, OIWFA)
5. St Clair 8-6 (+6, OCAA)
6. Durham 9-5 (-2, OCAA)
7. Conestoga 5-5 (-2, OCAA)
8. Queen’s 7-5 (n/c, OIWFA)
9. Ottawa 6-6 (+2, OIWFA)
10. Fanshawe 6-6 (-1, OCAA)