Host Lords eliminated by Falcons despite seventh inning comeback attempt

Fanshawe celebrates after eliminating the Durham Lords and advancing to the medal round of the OCAA men's baseball championship presented by belairdirect. • Kamya Sharma/Durham College Athletics
Fanshawe celebrates after eliminating the Durham Lords and advancing to the medal round of the OCAA men's baseball championship presented by belairdirect. • Kamya Sharma/Durham College Athletics

OSHAWA, Ont. - The Fanshawe Falcons utilized an incredible four-run seventh inning to complete the comeback, defeating the host Durham Lords 7-6, to extend their run at the OCAA baseball championship presented by belairdirect.

The Falcons were hot out of the gates, scoring three runs in the first inning. Darren Dwyer, Quinton Twohey and Jake Julian all earned consecutive RBI for Fanshawe in the offensive opening frame.

Lords starting pitcher Jake Legros then settled in, shutting out the Falcons through the next five innings. During that spell, Durham scored runs in three straight innings as Connor May, Sam Cawker, Alec Brown and Brendon Dadson all recorded RBI. Dadson then added a two-run homerun in the bottom of the sixth to give hand the Lords a 6-3 lead heading into the final inning.

Fanshawe however returned to form, converting three hits into four runs, including a game-winning two RBI single from Brendan Robertson to go ahead 7-6.

The Lords tried to comeback for the victory on their home field in the bottom half of the seventh, loading the bases after scoring two runs, but were eventually eliminated from the two-day tournament. 

With the win, the Falcons will face the loser of Humber and St. Clair, which is scheduled for later this evening, in tomorrow morning’s bronze medal contest.