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HUSKIES BASEBALL BEGIN SIX-GAME HOMESTAND TONIGHT AGAINST DURHAM

Anthony Buonaiuto currently ranks seventh in the province in batting average (.406) and second in slugging percentage (.676).
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George Brown men’s baseball (2-12, 6th OCAA) open a six-game homestand on Tuesday night against the Durham Lords (9-5, 3rd OCAA) at Christie Pits.  

The Huskies are looking to bounce back after dropping a contentious pair to the Lords on Saturday. After falling behind 6-1 in game two, George Brown stormed all the way back to knot things up at six headed to the bottom of the seventh inning. A tough call wound up costing the Huskies, but they yet again proved that they can compete with the best in the province. 

"We're really making some positive strides, guys finding roles, hitters taking team at-bats, making comebacks instead of falling behind and mailing it in, and most of all, realizing how good we can be and that we are on a par with the other teams in this conference," said head coach Tom Valcke this weekend. “We come closer and closer to getting over the hump, and we do that because we have the talent to compete in this league, but too often we find a way to fall just short.” 

The duo of Anthony Buonaiuto and Robin Fox-Pappas continue to lead the charge offensively, each with top-ten batting averages (over .400 for both) and with the number two and four slugging percentages in the OCAA. Fox-Pappas added another three hits to his season total against Durham this weekend. 

George Brown’s offense currently ranks first in triples, third in doubles, fourth in total bases and fourth in hits. A slight uptick in production from the bottom half of the line-up could easily catapult them into the discussion among the elite offenses. 

Austin Fraser and David Decassan appear likely to work on the mound tonight. Decassan went three and a third against Durham on Saturday, and he hasn’t given up an earned run in three of his last six appearances. 

First pitch in game one is scheduled for 6pm, game two gets underway at 8pm. Both games will be streamed live, click  here to watch. Follow @GBC_Huskies on twitter for updates throughout the night.  

 For the full 2017 men’s baseball schedule click here.