Baseball Gryphs take three of four on opening weekend

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons opened their OUA baseball season by taking three of the four games they played at Hastings Stadium on the weekend.

The Gryphs swept the Waterloo Warriors Saturday, winning 9-8 and 6-0. Dylan Clark pitched a complete-game shutout in the second game. Arthur Kowara had five hits for the Gryphs including a pair of doubles and he drove in four runs.

The locals split with the defending champion Laurier Golden Hawks Sunday, taking the first game 4-1, but losing the second 7-1.

Guelph scored two runs in the third inning of Sunday’s first game, the nine-inning contest, before the hosts added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Laurier’s run came in the ninth.

The second game, the seven-inning contest, was all Laurier as the Golden Hawks scored two runs in the second, single runs in the third and fourth and three runs in the fifth. Guelph’s run was scored in the seventh.

Unofficially, Guelph leads the West Division at 3-1 while Laurier and Waterloo are tied at 2-2. Laurentian Voyageurs are at 1-3 and McMaster Marauders haven’t played a league game.

Ryerson Rams top the East Division at 4-1 and are followed by the Carleton Ravens at 3-2, Toronto Varsity Blues at 2-0, York Lions at 2-3, Ottawa Gee-Gees at 1-4 and Queen’s Gaels at 0-2.

During the regular season, teams play two games against opponents in their own division and one game against opponents in the other division.

The championship tournament is to be held in Ajax on the Thanksgiving weekend. Participants in that tournament do not have to participate in the league, but do have to be from an OUA university.

 

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