The Ryerson Rams ventured back to the comfy confides of Stan Wadlow Park only to win another game against York University 4-1, despite being tested by the elements.
Coming into the matchup both teams had played five games but their records could not be more different. Ryerson, fresh off a two win day against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gee’s boasted a record of 4-1, meanwhile their opponents displayed the opposite with 1-4.
York’s Lions were determined to do well in the mid week affair, and were clearly pumped up pre-game, coming off their last victory against Carleton.
Logan Kerry, a right handed pitcher from Toronto was on the Rams, and started off with a very ugly at bat. Fortunately for him, the four ball walk which started his day became moot when the Rams turned s double play to get out of their sticky first inning situation.
Kerry did well through three innings, giving up no runs before Dorin Kean came onto the mound in relief. His day would not start too well, as on his first pitch he surrendered an RBI single to York’s number 5 Fedringelton in the top of the fourth to give the lions the nights opening run.
Trailing two innings, the Rams fought hard to get the game back to level terms. Anthony Fera’s leadoff single was eventually scored thanks to a cracking ball down the third baseline off the bat of Mathew Tohana. Sam Munro would also come in to score, and catcher Sam Turcott ended the inning with a smooth slide at home to finish the inning at 4-1.
Those runs would be all the Rams would need to seal the victory, and improve their season record to 5-1.
Although Ryerson won, it was not without some problems- mainly the weather, with rain showers beginning in the third inning.
“I thought our guys handled the weather really well, and our pitching was strong today,” said Rams pitching coach Jon Rubin h after the game.
Ryerson now travels to Ajax to take on Guelph and Mcmaster University at one of the finest baseball diamonds in all of Canada.
This story was written by Ben Steiner of 49Sport as well as Ryerson’s The EyeOpener