CHARLOTTETOWN – The Holland Hurricanes will wrap up their Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association (CCBA) schedule this weekend.
The Hurricanes will play a pair of games in Halifax, N.S., against Dalhousie University on Saturday afternoon, and will host the St. Francis Xavier X-Men at Memorial Field on Sunday at noon and 2:30 p.m. The Hurricanes lead the CCBA Atlantic Division at 6-0 (won-lost).
Saturday, the Hurricanes get a look at the Dalhousie University Tigers (2-7), with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. at Mainland Commons Field. Ryan Abraham, of Halifax, is expected to start Game 1 for the Hurricanes. Abraham is 2-0 with a 3.50 earned-run average (ERA) through his first two starts of the season. Tyler Johnston (2-0, 0.70 ERA) is the Hurricanes’ probable starter for Game 2.
The Tigers split their games with the Acadia Axemen on Sept. 16, winning the opener 8-2 before dropping the second game 7-3.
Sunday, the Hurricanes will host the X-Men in the team’s final home date of the season. Chandler LaPorte is projected to take the mound to face the X-Men, who are tied for second place at 4-4.
LaPorte (1-0, 7.00 ERA) is looking for a bounce-back start after surrendering three runs in two innings against the University of New Brunswick Reds on Sept. 16.
It is expected that Charles MacLellan (0-0, 2.80 ERA) will have the ball for the second game Sunday.
Holland College head coach Andrew MacNevin says the team is ready to be back on the diamond at Memorial Field.
“The guys always have an extra jump in their step when we play at home,” said MacNevin. “The atmosphere is great to compete in, and we are looking forward to wrapping up the CCBA schedule with a pair of games against a very competitive St. F.X. team.”