Photo by: Laura Burnside
OTTAWA (Oct. 22.2018) –
It was an historic season for the Ravens despite falling just short in the semi-final round of the Canadian University World Series this past weekend.
The Ravens lost to McGill 4-2 in a game that many observers identified as the match-up of the tournament. Despite an excellent pitching performance by starter Troy Clarke, the Ravens coughed up 5 errors against the defending champions that ultimately led to their undoing.
Carleton had to play McGill after the Ravens were relegated to fourth place place after the round robin largely as a result of losing 9-1 against Concordia – a team that they had handled in three out of four games in the regular season. It was the upset of the tournament and triggered a premature meeting between the #1 and #2 teams in the CCBA.
Despite the loss, the Ravens baseball club had quite a bit to celebrate this year.
1. The Ravens accumulated their highest league win total in recent history (12-4) and continued the elevate the status of the program.
2. They were also the team that snapped McGill’s historic winning streak at 30 games earlier in the season.
3. And finally, in 2018 they became the first team in CCBA Northern Conference history to have a female pitcher (Tess Forman) throw in the regular season. Even better, Tess Forman became the first woman to ever pitch in a Canadian University Championship earning player-of-the game recognition.
While the team continues to strive for a World Series championship there has been much to celebrate on that journey. The team next looks toward a spring trip to Maine to cap off the year.