Goderich – Beginning with Dalton Brenner, Reeve Houle, Riley Kehna and Trey
Uniac, every player on the NW baseball team had at least one hit and drove
in at least one run on Monday, October 26 as the Huskies rolled over the
Goderich DCI Vikings 18-7 in the season finale of the Huron Perth League.
Northwestern finished the campaign with a 4-3 win-loss record, placing them
third, and setting up a showdown with the Listowel Lightning in the
semi-finals, scheduled for 1:00pm on Wednesday, October 28, with a rain date
set for Friday, October 30. St. Michael CSS defeated South Huron 6-4 in the
other semi-final on Tuesday, October 27. The Championship Final game is
slated for next Wednesday, November 4.
Brenner, who made a pair of sparkling defensive plays at second base,
scorched a line drive to the left side, and plated Riley Deline, who had
doubled and reached third on a pair of walks. Houle grounded out to second
base, scoring Zach Olinski, who had doubled (his second of the game) and
stole third. Kehna singled home Jordan Tessmer, who reached on a single and
advanced to third on a pair of ground outs. Uniac, who scored three times,
plated DJ Depiero who singled and reached third on Brady Schnarr’s double.
Kehna, Uniac, Deline, Schnarr, Mitch McKay, and Sam Cawker each chalked up
two RBI, while Brenner, Houle, Depiero, Tessmer, Olinski, and Hunter James
drove in one apiece. Deline scored three times. Schnarr led the hit parade
with two doubles and a single.
McKay, who threw three hitless innings, Uniac and Olinski shared the
“Listowel beat us in our ballpark (SERC) during the season, so we know we
have to play a very strong game to beat them,” said head coach Derek Farr.
“St. Mike’s is undefeated, so they too present a challenge, but we have to
take care of business in Listowel before we can get thinking about them.”
The winner of Huron-Perth will re-convene their baseball program in the
Spring in order to play in WOSSAA, which could lead to a berth in OFSAA.