Juggling two-sports is not new but there will always be admiration for those like Owen Findlay who can pull it off. "It tough right now." said Findlay who is the captain of the LaSalle Vipers and a third baseman for the St. Clair College baseball team. "A lot of time management that's for sure. The boys make it worth it. Battling hard. We're winning both sides baseball, hockey. It's a blast."
The 19-year old has practices and games while balancing his studies in the trades. "His schedule on the table is busting at the seems." said his mom Jenn. "Monday is his only day off and he didn't get outta bed yesterday." she said with a laugh.
Findlay leads all defencemen in the GOJHL with 9 assists and 10 points in 5 games. "It is impressive." said Vipers' head coach Chad Shepley. "These are two high quality sports that he's playing right now baseball and hockey and he's balancing both. He's been an awesome defenceman for us too and he's contributing offensively too for us so really impressed with his leadership right now.
His baseball coach is equally impressed. "On and off the field he's a great guy." said Roberto Duncan whose team is 12-1 this season. "He's a good example of a player that's a local kid that has a lot to offer to the younger kids and they look up to him."
Findlay helped the first place Vipers improve to 5-2 with a 7-4 victory over St. Thomas Wednesday night and will be honoured as a graduating player Thursday when the Saints host Lambton at Cullen Field. "Two years goes fast. Time flies when you're having fun. It's just fun winning."
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Here are a few highlights vs St. Thomas.