LONDON, Ont. - On Saturday afternoon, the Fanshawe Falcons men's baseball team (7-5) hosted the Humber Hawks (6-4). Fanshawe won two close games by scores of 4-3 and 3-2.
In the first game of the doubleheader, Humber scored in the top of the third to go up 1-0. The Falcons answered with a leadoff single by Tyler Wood (Niagara Falls). Back-to-back singles from Carlos Arteaga (London) and Hayden Regnier (Komoka) would score Wood to tie the ball game.
Fanshawe would use that momentum and add three more runs on hits by Zach Desa (London) and Jeremy Noonan (London) to go up 4-1 after the third. Humber scored a pair in the top of the fifth to cut the home team's lead but the Falcons would hold on and win the game 4-3. Kale Bilger (London) improved his record to 2-0, while Humber's Dylan Perego (0-3) took the loss.
The Falcons started the scoring in Game 2, when they loaded the bases in the third inning on a Cam Cook (Oakville) single and walks by Bilger and Faris Adamou (Mississauga). Arteaga then sent Cook home on an RBI single to go up 1-0 after the third. Bilger hit a single to centrefield to start the bottom of the fifth and would eventually score on an Arteaga sacrifice fly to extend the Fanshawe lead to 2-0.
Humber would tie the game at two in the top of the seventh inning. In the bottom of the seventh, Wood hit a single and Adamou was hit by pitch for the third time in the game to get the Falcons rolling. A Humber pass ball then advanced Fanshawe's runners, forcing the Hawks to intentionally walk Arteaga to load the bases with none out. Noonan drew a walk to finish off the ball game and get the 3-2 win for the Falcons. The winning pitcher for Fanshawe was Ilderton native, Noah Smith (1-0). Jacob Linhares (0-1) was the losing pitcher for the Hawks.
Fanshawe returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 1, when they host the Durham Lords (5-5) at Pulham Field at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Source: Fanshawe College