The OUA baseball season kicked off this past weekend with the young McMaster Marauder team picking up two wins in four games. Both wins came on Saturday when they defeated the Ryerson Rams 10-0 and 12-7 in a doubleheader. The second game of the doubleheader saw Mac down by three runs headed to the top of the sixth but a six-run inning catapulted them to the victory.

The next day the team headed out on the road to face a powerful Laurier team. Laurier outscored Mac 20-2 in the two games. McMaster would only strikeout seven times in the doubleheader on Sunday.

Over the weekend the team had 36 hits with 10 of them for doubles led by Lucas DaSilva, Jackson McIntosh and Johnny Martino who each had a pair. Michael Campagnolo led at the plat for Mac going six-for-15 over the four games with a double, a walk and a run batted in.

Next game for the baseball team is Saturday at noon when they host the Western Mustangs at Bernie Arbour Stadium at the Mohawk Sports Complex.

Joining the baseball team is starting up their season was the Women’s lacrosse team who faced the Guelph Gryphons and Laurier Golden Hawks at Brock University on Sunday. The team dropped the first game of the season to the Gryphons by a score of 7-4. Unfortunately, the score for the second game of the day against Laurier was not posted to the OUA website and no scoring information is available at this time.

Rugby – Men (OUA)
After having a low scoring affair with the Western Mustangs on Labour Day the Marauders traveled to Justin Chui Stadium to face the Trent Excalibur this past Saturday. When they pulled out of the stadium they had upped their record to 2-0 on the season with a 48-19 win.

Leading the way for the Marauders were Max Pinkerton with a pair of tries, while Clayton Pendakis, Jeremy Hennessy, Cam Elliot, Tyler Ganger and Connor Byrne each had one.

Next game at home at Back 10 Field against the defending OUA Champion Guelph Gryphons at 2 PM on Sunday.

Upcoming This Week
Thursday September 14
Golf @ Western Invitational Women’s Volleyball @ Alberta Tournament (until September 17)

Friday September 15
Cross Country/Track @ University of Buffalo Stampede (Buffalo, New York) Women’s Rugby @ Western Mustangs – 5 PM

Saturday September 16
Golf @ Carleton Invitational
Women’s Soccer @ Brock Badgers – 11 AM
Baseball vs Western Mustangs – Noon Doubleheader (Bernie Arbour Stadium)
Football vs Ottawa Gee Gees – 1 PM (Ron Joyce Stadium)
Men’s Soccer @ Brock Badgers – 1 PM

Sunday September 17
Golf @ Queen’s Invitational
Tennis @ U of T (Scarborough Campus)
Women’s Lacrosse vs Guelph Gryphons – 10:15 AM (@ Western)
Baseball @ Brock Badgers – Noon Doubleheader
Men’s Rugby vs Guelph Gryphons – 2 PM (Back 10 Field)
Women’s Lacrosse vs Brock Badgers – 3:30 PM (@ Western)

Monday September 18
Golf @ UOIT Ridgeback Invitational