August 30-31, 2016 (for those Carleton students who are in Ottawa)
September 1 & September 6-8, 2016 (for all Carleton students)
Where: Brewer Park*
Time: 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
*Brewer Park is located across Bronson Ave. from the Recreation and Athletics Facilities on the Carleton campus.
For more information on the Carleton baseball team, please contact:
Andre Robidoux (General Manager) at email@example.com
Carleton baseball is pleased to announce that senior infielder Ryan Kerstens and rookie pitcher Wil McIntyre have been nominated for the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association (CIBA) Top Hitter and Top Pitcher respectively. These two Ravens will represent the Northern Conference at the 2012 CIBA Awards Dinner taken pace in Ottawa on October 19th.
Kerstens, a fourth year Criminology student, grew up playing in the Kingston area before heading to Campbellsville University in Kentucky. Ryan moved back to Canada and Carleton University in the fall of 2009 to study Criminology and of course continue playing baseball. When asked for his thoughts on the nomination Kerstens proved why he is, “one of the best team guys I have ever coached”- Coach Young by stating that his focus was on winning a national title and thanking his teammates and coaching staff for helping turn around an ailing program. Kerstens stated, “I am very honoured to be nominated for this award, I want to thank my coaches and teammates for the support throughout the season. It’s a personal award which is great but my goal is a national championship with the team. Our program is on the rise. My first two seasons playing for Carleton the team was at a standstill and not doing that well. My third and fourth years the program took a total 180 degree change and we have a winning mentality”. Coach Rick Young further explained that Kerstens might be one of the best pure hitters to ever play at Carleton; his approach is very disciplined and focused. “Carleton has had a lot of great hitters over the years, Chey Cheney, Keith Blouin and Jon Dale come to mind, Ryan would be rated up there with these guys no question”.
McIntyre is a freshman also studying Criminology grew up locally playing in south Ottawa then the Ottawa Knights baseball club before heading south to play at both Erie Community College and SUNY Canton. As a 6’5” left handed pitcher McIntyre looks very dominating on the mound, unfortunately for his CIBA Northern Conference opponents he not only looked the part he played the part, winning four of his six starts. Wil lead all conference pitchers in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts, aside from stats Wil brought a quiet and loose confidence to the Raven team. “He makes me laugh almost every time out, he has an infectious joy for the game that is hard not to get caught up in” says Coach Young.
McIntyre along with standout pitchers Charlie Crabb, Matt MacDonald and Tyler Bray will be leading the Ravens at the CIBA Canadian National Championships at Hamilton Yards in Nepean on October 18th to 21st.
LAJEUNESSE LEADS RAVENS IN 10-1 VICTORY OVER GEE-GEES
OTTAWA, ON (Sept.28, 2016) — Carleton Ravens rookie starter Alex Lajeunesse (2-2, 3.04 ERA) struck out nine batters and allowed only one run on two hits to carry Carleton to a 10-1 victory over the University of Ottawa Gee Gees at RCGT Stadium Wednesday night. The New Hampshire native now leads all pitchers in the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association with 29 strikeouts over 25.1 innings.
Carleton scored six runs in the sixth in support of Lajeunesse including an RBI single by Shawn Green (.133, 5 RBIs), a two-run single by Ethan Nodwell (.452, 9 RBIs), a groundout by Dominic Plaschy (.241, 5 RBIs), an RBI single by Mike Heffer (.241, 5 RBIs), and an RBI single by Spencer Shelton (.231, 2 RBIs) who went 2 for 3 with a double on the night.
Phil Lafleche lasted two innings on the mound for the Gee Gees before being removed after allowing four hits and four runs in the losing effort.
Carleton never surrendered the lead after the second inning and is now 7-5 on the back of a four-game winning streak. The Ravens are in second place in the Northern Division. They next travel to Montreal to take on the Université de Montréal Carabins (3-9) and McGill Redmen (10-1) in back-to-back doubleheaders the weekend of October 1st and 2nd.