For the first time since 2014, the Durham College Lords will play host to the OCAA baseball championship.
The two-day tournament, which features the top four teams in Ontario, will take place Oct. 19 and 20 at Kinsmen Civic Memorial Stadium in Oshawa.
“We are excited to host the OCAA championship again in Oshawa,” says Durham College athletic director Ken Babcock. “Ontario continues to be a leader at the collegiate level across the country, so fans can expect to see some fantastic baseball over the two days of play at Kinsmen Stadium.”
Although the Lords haven’t hosted the provincial championship in four years, over the past two seasons Durham College hosted the Canadian College Baseball National Championship.
Since the incorporation of OCAA baseball in 2013, St. Clair has won all five championships, a dynasty Babcock hopes can be toppled.
“Every season it’s a battle to get back on the podium and next season will be no different as each college has continued to add some outstanding athletes,” Babcock said. “As host we’re hoping that we will be not only be able to win another OCAA baseball medal, but be in championship contention and hopefully end the Saints title streak.”
A benefit to this year’s student-athletes will be the brand-new lighting upgrade installed at Kinsmen Civic Memorial Stadium.