Weekend Sports Recap

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St. Clair College Men's Baseball Split at Humber

(Etobicoke, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Men's Baseball team moved their record to 5-1 atop the OCAA standings after splitting with Humber College (2-1) at Etobicoke's Connorvale Park Saturday afternoon. St. Clair won the opening game by a score of 7-2 but were shutout for the first time in their OCAA history 6-0 in the second game of the doubleheader.

Pitcher Kyle Breitner (Mississauga, ON) spread out 7 hits while surrendering 2 earned runs for St. Clair over 6 innings in the opener to earn the win. Curtis Cunningham (Lasalle, ON/St. Thomas of Villanova), Kevin Dion (Newmarket, ON) and Carson Burke (Tecumseh, ON/St. Anne) each had a pair of hits in the victory for the Saints with Patrick Kibble (Windsor, ON/Riverside) contributing two RBI's.

In the second game St. Clair could only muster a single hit from Matt Bondy (Amherstburg, ON/General Amherst) with starting pitcher Seth Chauvin (Tecumseh, ON/L'Essor) taking the loss on the mound. The Saints defense faltered with 3 fielding errors in the contest.

St. Clair Soccer Teams Split with Niagara

(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College varsity soccer teams continued their OCAA regular season schedules as they faced the Niagara College Knights from Welland on Sunday afternoon at the Main Campus Field.

After winning their first two matches handily the St. Clair women had their hands full against the Knights. St. Clair opened the scoring in the 25th minute on a goal by Julia Albeartie (Belle River). That was all the scoring in the first half with the Saints holding an 8-5 edge in shots. After several good chances to go up 2-0 were not successful Niagara tied the game 1-1 in the 75th minute. St. Clair got the final and winning goal in injury time by Alexandria Schooley (Tecumseh) in the 92nd minute after a mad scramble in front of the Niagara net. The Saints outshot the Knights 12-5 in the 2nd half with the Niagara keeper turning away 6 of 7 shots on goal.

Tory Brown (Windsor) had a solid match in goal earning the win. With the win the Saints improved to 3-0-0 on the season and are tied for first in the OCAA West Division with Fanshawe College. The St. Clair women are currently ranked 5th in the OCAA. The St. Clair women play their next match at home on Saturday September 23 at 2 pm when they host the Mohawk Mountaineers at the Main Campus Field.

The St. Clair men got off to a tough start against a veteran Knights squad as Niagara jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead with goals inthe 2nd and 7th minutes. The Knights went up 3-0 in the 45th minute after a tough first half for the Saints. Niagara had 9 shots on goal compared to 3 for St. Clair but keeper Shane Beaton (Windsor) made some nice saves to keep the game within reach. The Knights went up 4-0 in the 52 minute. However, St. Clair did not quit as they got on the scoreboard in the 85th minute on a goal by Stefan Zastavnikovic (Windsor). The Saints got another one back in the 90th minute on a nice effort by Matt Montaleone (Windsor). St. Clair had a chance to make it 4-3 in injury time on a penalty but were stopped by the Knights keeper. The Saints had a better second half with 6 shots on goal compared to 4 for the Knights.

With the loss the Saints record fell to 2-1 on the season and sit in 2nd place in the OCAA West Division. The St. Clair men resume their home schedule on Saturday September 23 at 4 pm when they host the Mohawk Mountaineers at the Main Campus Field.

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St. Clair College Cross Country Team Off and Running

(London, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Cross Country team competed in their first event of the season Saturday at the 21st Annual Fanshawe College Invitational in London at the Fanshawe Conservation Area. First year runner Tyler Jones (Lasalle, ON/Sandwich) ran away from the field leading wire to wire to take the Gold Medal in his first collegiate race.

The St. Clair Men's team finished with a Bronze Medal out of 13 schools led by Jones who completed the 8km loop in a time of 27:21 in a field of 84 runners. Other finishers for the Saints Men were Gavin Wesley (11th Place, 29:10), Andre Tomasian (13th Place, 29:12), Nicholas Cull (31st Place, 31:06), Justin Folkeringa (42nd Place, 32:21), and Ryan Bell (45th Place, 33:32).

The Saints Women's team finished in 5th Place out of the 8 OCAA teams registered with a total of 62 runners in the 6km race. St. Clair was led by Beth Horrobin (Wallaceburg, ON) who finished in 8th place in a time of 25:19. Other finishers for the Saints included Hannah Cirino (17th Place, 26:59), Nicole Desrosiers-Michienzi (23rd Place, 27:44), Aryana Cirino (26th Place, 27:59), Jessica Hodgkin (35th Place, 30:22), Samantha Boussey (39th Place, 32:49) and Holly Pavlovic (56th Place, 35:34).

St. Clair College Men's Baseball Sweep Durham in Oshawa

(Oshawa, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Men's Baseball team improved their league leading record to 7-1 in the OCAA standings with a doubleheader sweep of Durham College (3-3) in Oshawa Sunday afternoon. St. Clair posted wins of 9-0 and 10-7 completing successful GTA swing trip with a 3-1 record on the weekend.

In the opening game St. Clair pitcher Micah Harris (Harrow, ON) threw a complete game shutout spreading out 5 hits and 1 walk to go with 7 strikeouts over his 7 innings of work. Kevin Dion (Newmarket, ON), Carson Burke (Tecumseh, ON/St. Anne) and Matt Brooks (St. Thomas, ON) each had two hits to pace the Saints offensive attack but Garik Godard (Belle River, ON) carried the big stick clubbing a homerun as part of his 3 runs batted in.

In the second game the Saints put up 10 runs in the first three innings but had to hold on late for a 3-run win. Taylor Pappin (Brantford, ON) pitched 6 innings for St. Clair to take the victory giving up 4 earned runs and 8 hits but struck out 5 batters. Matt Bondy (Amherstburg, ON/General Amherst), Garik Godard, Brendan Renaud (Amherstburg, ON/St. Thomas of Villanova) and Carson Burke all had 2 hits in the game. Burke terrorized the bases again for the Saints with 3 stolen bases while Bondy and Godard each had 2 RBI's. Godard capped a great day finishing on the mound in relief for the game's final two outs.

St. Clair College Women's Softball 3-1 in Hamilton and Brampton

(Hamilton & Brampton, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Women's Softball team swept a doubleheader Saturday in Hamilton against Mohawk College (2-4) and then split a pair in Brampton Sunday afternoon against Humber College (6-2) for a 3-1 record on the weekend. The Lady Saints now hold an 8-2 record to lead the OCAA standings.

On Saturday St. Clair had 36 hits total to help them to 12-3 and 25-4 wins over Mohawk College. Olivia Elliott (Oakville, ON) and Jenna Pierce (London, ON) each collected the pitching victories for the Saints.

On Sunday the Saints opened with a 6-0 win over Humber College before falling 5-3 in the second game. Elliott earned her 4th win of the season for St. Clair in the first game while Sara Stiller (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) suffered the loss in the second game.

Madisyn Clark (Leamington, ON) was a top hitter for the Saints on the weekend with 8 hits in the four games.

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