Marauder gets OUA all-star nod
By John Bauer
Ontario University Athletics announced their year-end all-star team this past weekend, and one of Mac's own was given centre stage – literally.
Outfielder Paul Saville was chosen as the league's most outstanding centre fielder during the OUA baseball championship in St. Catherines. His .324 batting average was fifth among league outfielders, but the stat more indicative of his value to the Marauders was his 23 hits, first among outfielders and tied for ninth overall.
His 71 at-bats were also good for fourth in the league. In a strange statistical anomaly, he did not hit a solitary double through 21 games, though he tied for the league lead in triples (with fellow Marauder Jake Chiaravalle), with three. His batting stats likely would have been even better if opposing pitchers did not hit him with a league-leading eight bean balls.
Saville struck out only six times and made two errors the entire season, and tied for the league lead in stolen bases with 14. He was far and away the leader in outfield put-outs with 47 to the nearest opponent's 39.
Other standout performances included Guelph catcher Justin Interisano, who sported a .460 batting average and 8 home runs, Brock first baseman Cameron Graham, who hit a ridiculous .476, and Brock pitcher Justin Ayles, who threw complete games in four of his five starts, shutting the opposition out in three of those games.
In addition to the All-Star team and awards, there was a championship to award. The Toronto Varsity Blues repeated as champions, winning the final game 4-0 over Brock behind the pitching of Andy Orfanakos.