By Victoria Brown
Humber women’s fastball has been named OCAA team of the week after ending Durham’s three-year
The team has had a very successful week, Jim Bialek, assistant director at Humber athletics told Humber News, noting that this success was a factor in the team’s first selection as OCAA team of the week.
“They’ve just had a very good week as a team,” said Bialek. Wins against both Durham and Seneca College led to the fastball Hawks being selected as team of the week for the first time .
The team has also moved up to first place in their division.
Humber’s only losses of the 2012 fastball regular season have been against Durham, but all that has turned around since their 17 to nine victory.
Second-year player Jessica O’Quinn was also named OCAA athlete of the week after being an important factor in Humber’s three victories.
“Jessica is tearing it up this year,” Bialek said. “She’s leading the league in hitting, leading the league in RBIs [runs batted in], and leading the league in hits.”
Bob Acton, coach of the women’s fastball team, said recognition for the Hawks pitcher is well deserved.
“It makes me dizzy just thinking about how well she’s played.”
Acton said O’Quinn tied the record with six RBIs at the Durham game and tallied another six against Seneca on Tuesday.
Next stop for the team is Regina where they are playing in the university and college nationals throughout the Thanksgiving weekend.
“We’re prepared and we’ve practiced very hard this week considering their academic schedules,” said Acton. “Everyone has a quiet confidence, and they know they can play.”