TORONTO - In preparation for their second season, the Ryerson University fastpitch team played in the Toronto Intercollegiate Early Bird Tournament and came out with a 2-1 record this past weekend. It was a great start to hopefully a very successful season and a playoff berth in the OIWFA championships.

Ryerson 9 - Seneca College 7
Ryerson got out to a seven-run lead in the third inning and held on for a 9-7 victory over the Seneca Sting.

Ryerson captured the lead in the first inning. Olivia Stelmachowicz drove in one when she singled in the first inning. The team scored five runs in the third inning to capture the lead for good. Ryerson scored on a double by Emma Carr, a double by Hayley Graham, and a single by Stelmachowicz. Carr and Stelmachowicz each managed two hits to lead Ryerson.

Ryerson 9 - University of Toronto 1
Ryerson grabbed an early lead on its way to a 9-1 victory over the rival University of Toronto team, with a bases loaded walk by Hayley Graham in the first inning. The team secured the victory thanks to five runs in the third inning. Abbigail Thompson led the victory with three runs batted in.

Humber College 3 - Ryerson 2
Ryerson fell to the highly ranked Humber College Hawks in a low-scoring affair.

Both teams were strong on the mound. Samantha Jackson pitched a complete game for Ryerson. Ryerson took an early lead in the first inning. Taylar Oats singled in the first, scoring one run.

Humber College evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning and took the lead with one run in the third and one more in the sixth inning. Ryerson's Emma Carr scored a run in the seventh but the comeback fell just short.

Jackson, Carr, Olivia Stelmachowicz, Irene Tsang, and Oats each collected hits to lead Ryerson.

The Ryerson Rams open the regular season this weekend with a doubleheader against York at Sonoma Heights Park in Vaughan on September 8. Game times are 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.