CHARLOTTETOWN – The Holland Hurricanes’ baseball team will look to remain perfect on Sunday.
The Hurricanes, who have started 4-0 (won-lost), will travel to Fredericton, N.B., to take on the University of New Brunswick (1-1) in an Atlantic conference regular-season doubleheader that begins at 1 p.m.
“UNB will provide strong competition for our team this weekend, so our game plan is to keep it simple and play our game one inning at a time,” said Hurricanes outfielder and pitcher Chandler LaPorte of Cornwall.
The Hurricanes are coming off a strong opening weekend, which included taking two victories versus the Saint Mary’s Huskies at home, before sweeping both games from the host Acadia Axemen.
UNB split a pair of games last Saturday with the Axemen, losing 6-0 in the opener and winning the second 14-12.
Ryan Abraham (1-0) is expected to be the starting pitcher Game 1 for the Hurricanes. It’s predicted that Tyler Johnston (1-0) will start Game 2.
“We were very pleased with the start to our season last weekend at home,” shared Hurricanes head coach Andrew MacNevin. “We’ll continue working with our players as we aim to improve every day.
“UNB will be a good test for us this weekend as they’ve always had a strong program. We’re looking forward to getting to the field on Sunday in Fredericton.”
The Hurricanes’ next home action is against the St. Francis Xavier X-Men at Memorial Field in Charlottetown on Sunday, Sept. 23. Game times are 1 and 3:30 p.m.