Silver Medals for Men's Baseball and Women's Cross Country

2016/17 Men's Baseball Team
2016/17 Men's Baseball Team.

Men's Baseball Settle for Silver at National Championship

(Oshawa, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Men’s Baseball team earned the Silver Medal after losing 2-1 to Fanshawe College (London) Sunday afternoon at the National College Baseball Championship hosted by Durham College in Oshawa.

The Saints were the only undefeated team out of pool play posting a 3-0 record through Saturday with victories over Fanshawe (10-2), John Abbott (10-0) and host Durham (2-0). St. Clair needed a 2-1 walk-off victory over Holland College (Charlottetown, PEI) in the semifinal Sunday morning to qualify for the Championship game. Kyle Breitner (Mississauga, ON) pitched a complete game 1-hitter to earn the win on the mound for the Saints and Player of the Game honours. Matt Bassingthwaighte (Windsor, ON/FJ Brennan) had the game winning pinch hit with the bases loaded to propel St. Clair to the Gold Medal game.

Breitner was named to the Championship All-Star team as the Top Right Hand Pitcher in the tournament and was doubly honoured earning the tournament Top Pitcher Award for St. Clair. Third Baseman Max Ayarza (Bocas del Toro, Panama) and Outfielder Kevin Dion (Newmarket, ON) were also named the Championship All-Star team for the Saints.

See the SAA article for game recaps.

2016/17 Women's Cross Country Team
2016/17 Women's Cross Country Team.

St. Clair Women's Cross Country Capture Provincial Silver Medal

(King City, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Cross Country team travelled to Seneca College’s King City campus Saturday to compete in the OCAA Provincial Championship with the Saints Women’s team winning the Silver Medal amongst the 22 participating schools.

The Lady Saints were led by Meghan Howell (Harrow, ON/Harrow District) who finished in 8th place over the 5km course in a time of 22:52 despite rolling an ankle on the very challenging terrain. Other team finishers included Beth Horrobin (12th Place, 23:34), Hannah Cirino (13th Place, 23:35), Aryana Cirino (24th Place, 24:15), Toria Verbeek (32nd Place, 24:45) and Abbey Rice (57th Place, 26:39) in a field of 108 runners. Howell, Horrobin and Hannah Cirino were all named to the Team Ontario's Second Team. In addition Howell was the winner of the Outstanding Female Sportsmanship Award.

The Saints Men's Team placed 9th out of 22 schools and were led by Ricky Nepomuceno (15th Place, 29:08) over the 8km course in a field of 120 runners. Andrew Garant (42nd Place, 31:48), Justin Folkeringa (48th Place, 32:12), Jordan Root (55th Place, 32:42) and Jason Kerr (86th Place, 34:54). St. Clair’s Ryan Bell was injured during the race and was unable to finish.

The Women’s Team and Nepomuceno have qualified for the Canadian Collegiate National Championship hosted by Sault College to be held at Crimson Ridge Golf Course in Sault St. Marie, ON on Saturday, November 12th.

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