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Hazing incident lands baseball team four-game suspension

Wilfrid Laurier University suspended its entire men’s baseball team Thursday for four games after it was discovered the team was participating in hazing. The team will forfeit its next four games — two against the Western Mustangs and two against the Waterloo Warriors —, which were all scheduled for this weekend. Following the four-game suspension, the team could be banned […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Baseball ·

Local baseball player has ties to triple murder-suicide victim

For young athletes pursuing their athletic and academic dreams away from home, the holidays are an exciting time offering the chance to reconnect with family and friends. Such was the case for promising baseball prospects Tanner Craswell and Mitch MacLean – natives of Prince Edward Island, playing in the Western Major Baseball League and studying at Lethbridge College. Craswell and […]

by Cord Import· · Baseball, Sports ·

Baseball team falters

The baseball season for the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks is officially over. Hosting the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs, Laurier was unable to capitalize on the opportunity to win a championship in front of a home crowd on a chilly Saturday at Bechtel Park. The first of three games the Hawks played came against the Brock Badgers and was […]

by Cord Import· · Baseball, Sports ·

Fastpitch has championship hopes

This past weekend promised good action for Wilfrid Laurier University’s women’s fastpitch team, but it didn’t promise good weather. The squad fought an ongoing rainstorm and capitalized on two of three games, defeating the Windsor Lancers in both meetings, 10-4 and 16-1. The lone loss came against the Western Mustangs on Sunday afternoon in a wet 14-1 deficit. With the […]

by Cord Import· · Baseball, Sports ·

Parallels exist between Hawks, Phillies

Sometimes, university baseball can eerily mirror the goings-on of the major leagues. The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks and the Philadelphia Phillies are two such teams that share a few uncanny idiosyncrasies. Coming into the Major League Baseball (MLB) season, there was no team more highly touted than the Phillies. They had the best pitching staff in baseball, led by reigning […]

by Cord Import· · Baseball, Sports ·

Hawks fail to capitalize

On a brisk evening at Jack Couch Park in Waterloo, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks played two crucial baseball games against the cross-town Waterloo Warriors, who coming into the evening, were one game ahead of the Hawks in the standings. Starting the first game for Laurier was staff ace Brett Van Pelt, who did not disappoint, pitching a complete game […]

by Cord Import· · Baseball, Sports ·

Baseball drops pivotal doubleheader

In a make up doubleheader that carried over from Sunday after a rainout, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ baseball squad welcomed the Western Mustangs to Bechtel Park for two games on Wednesday, October 5th. After both games, the Hawks were left wishing that the games had been played back on Sunday, if never at all after dropping consecutive 8-5 and […]

by Cord Import· · Baseball, Sports ·

Hawks round first

Recent history has shown that the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ baseball team can pitch, but at times struggle to find their bats. This Saturday at Bechtel Park proved to be a different tale, however, as the Hawks were able to generate 27 runs in two games against the Queen’s Gaels. Laurier took the early game of the doubleheader by a […]

by Cord Import· · Baseball, Sports ·

Sophomore slugger ready for prime-time

Laurier baseball is one of the most competitive teams in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) this season. The expectations for the team are grand, but perhaps no player has more pressure to succeed than reigning OUA rookie of the year and team MVP Nathan Loehle. While the outfielder Nathan Loehle has been limited to playing designated hitter due to a […]

by Cord Import· · Baseball, Sports ·

Laurier wins thrilling home opener in extras

On a brisk evening at Bechtel Park in Waterloo, the Laurier Golden Hawks proved that they are capable of grinding out tough wins while showing a flare for the dramatics. Starting pitcher Jack Malone pitched into the 7th inning, allowing three runs but left the ball game in line for a tie, as he ran into a troubling loss of […]

by Cord Import· · Baseball, Sports ·