It was a beautiful night for baseball under the lights at RCGT Stadium on Friday. Carleton was looking bounce back after dropping a double-header to McGill on Sunday. They did so emphatically by beating their cross-town rivals 8-0 and reversing their recent penchant for fielding errors.
The Ravens committed a combined 9 errors against McGill on Sunday but Friday night was a different story. Carleton jumped out to an early lead over the University of Ottawa Gee Gees and never let go.
Ottawa couldn’t get anything going against Mike Bannon who gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked four and struck out seven during his five innings of work. Brady Turner and Troy Clark added an inning each of scoreless relief to cap off the shut-out.
This time the Ravens’ gloves were solid as they didn’t commit a single error in the game in support of their pitching staff.
Mike Heffer put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for Carleton and last year’s hitting champion Ethan Nodwell was 2 for 2, scored two runs and knocked in another despite being hit twice by Gee Gees pitching. Nodwell combined with Mike Heffer and Jordan Harcourt for seven hits and four RBIs.
Justin Raymond was charged with the loss. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings, walked four, struck out none, and allowed five runs.
The Ravens next take on the Concordia Stingers in another double-header match-up this Sunday at Kinsmen field in Kanata.