Hawks split double header with Brewers

The Newmarket Hawks split a Doubleheader Thursday night with the Bolton Brewers. The Hawks won the first game 7-3 as Alex Bruce picked up the win. 

The Bolton Brewers win the second game 6-5. 

The Hawks resume action Monday night in Pickering for Game One of the first round of playoffs. Game time 7:#0 at Don Beers Park in Pickering.

Hawks fall to Strathroy

The Newmarket Hawks lost their first game of the 2016 Elimination tournament 1-0 in a pitching duel between Victor Simon and Strathroy's Annett.

Simon and Annett were brilliant as they shut down each others offence. With one out and runners at first and second in the bottom of the fourth, the Hawks looked to take the lead but Mother Nature decided otherwise and opened the skies.  After a five hour rain delay,  the game resumed. Despite the rain delay,  Annett returned to get out of his jam and keep the scoreboard filled with donuts. 

In the top of the seventh Simon gave up a solo home run that dropped over the left field fence. That would be the deciding factor in this pitching gem. The Hawks put a couple more runners on in the bottom of the seventh but could not score. 

The Hawks will play Saturday morning at 9:15 am at Cullen Park against the Windsor Stars, who lost their first game to Bolton.

Hawks Win in Extras Again!

The Newmarket Hawks headed down to Talbot Park to take on the Leaside Leafs on Thursday night. Veteran David MacPherson came out of retirement to take the bump for the Hawks. D-Mac struggled at times and left the game down by a few. The Leafs took a solid 9-6 lead into the ninth. The Hawks scored three runs in the ninth inning to tie the game and then scored two in the tenth to take a 11-9 win.

Victor Simon picked up the win for the Hawks in a relief appearance. The Hawks doubleheader on Saturday has been postponed. They are now off until Tuesday when the Martingrove Sox come to town. 

2016 Batting Average Leaders

Mark Petrou 0.438
Daniel Telford 0.419
Michael Chilvers 0.413
Troy McLoughlin 0.387

2016 ERA Leaders

Troy McLoughlin 0.00
Daniel Nicoletta 0.00
Victor Simon 3.08
Mark West 3.44