(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Women’s Softball team (9-3) lost 6-5 but recovered for a 5-0 win against Seneca College (2-8) on a blistering hot afternoon at the campus diamond Saturday.
In the opening game the visitors from Seneca opened the game with a run before St. Clair took a 3-1 lead into the 2nd inning. But Seneca answered with 3 more runs in the top of the 2nd but the Saints tied it 4-4 with a run of their own. Seneca seized the lead for good in the 4th inning with 2 more runs. The Saints could only muster a single run in the 5th inning down the stretch but had several chances stranding 5 runners in the final three frames. Olivia Elliott (Oakville, ON) took the loss on the mound for St. Clair exiting the game after 4 innings surrendering 8 hits, 5 earned runs and a walk but struck out 6 batters. Jenna Pierce (London, ON) pitched well in relief for the Saints giving up no runs in 3 innings with just 2 hits and 2 walks to go with a strikeout. Madisyn Clark (Leamington, ON), Michaela Rilett (Windsor, ON/Kennedy), Allison Telfer (Windsor, ON/FJ Brennan) and Nicole Giacchini (Windsor, ON/Assumption) each had two hits for St. Clair. Telfer added 3 RBI’s in the loss.
St. Clair was more composed in the second game getting a remarkable pitching performance from starter Sara Stiller (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) who gave up only 1 hit in a complete game shutout adding 6 strikeouts with a pair of walks. The Saints scored single runs in the 1st, 2nd and 4th innings along with a pair in the 3rd inning. Rookie centerfielder Madisyn Clark continued to swing a hot bat with 3 singles to go with a run scored and a stolen base. Sarah Bondy (Amherstburg, ON/General Amherst) and Alexandra Senft (Windsor, ON/Walkerville) each had a pair of hits in the 10-hit attack for St. Clair.
The Saints host a doubleheader at the campus diamond on Sunday against Conestoga College (Kitchener) with game times of 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
(London, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Men’s Baseball (8-2) team split a doubleheader in London Saturday afternoon with Fanshawe College (5-5) but still remain atop the OCAA standings. The Saints were upended 3-2 in the opener but responded with a mercy shortened 13-0 win in the second game.
In the first game St. Clair scored a pair of runs in the 6th inning to take a 2-1 lead but surrendered 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th to Fanshawe in a walk-off loss. Carson Burke (Tecumseh, ON/St. Anne) had a pair of singles with Matt Bondy (Amherstburg, ON/General Amherst) driving in both runs for the Saints with two doubles. St. Clair starting pitcher Kyle Breitner (Mississauga, ON) suffered the first loss of his 5-year OCAA career giving up 2 earned runs on 7 hits and a walk but struck out 7 batters.
In the second game St. Clair took 1-0 lead in the 1st inning and added 2 runs in the 4th inning. The Saints completed the mercy by exploding for 5 runs in both the 5th and 6th innings. Taylor Pappin (Brantford, ON) earned his 3rd victory of the season on the mound for St. Clair giving up only 3 hits and 3 walks in his 6 innings of work but let no runs across while striking out 2 Fanshawe batters. Bondy had a perfect game at the plate with 3 singles and a double while driving in 5 runs for the Saints. Burke and Brendon Renaud (Amherstburg, ON/ St. Thomas of Villanova) each added 3 hits apiece for St. Clair in the lopsided win.
The Saints travel to Macomb CC in Warren, Michigan for an exhibition doubleheader on Sunday.
(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Women’s Softball team (10-4) were 9-1 winners over Conestoga College (6-6) but could not keep the momentum going in the next game and lost 2-0 on another hot afternoon at the campus diamond Sunday.
The Lady Saints quickly scored in the 1st inning of the opening game but were tied 1-1 by the visitors from Kitchener in the 3rd inning. St. Clair had a big bottom half with 5 runs to put the game out of reach and added 3 more runs in the 5th inning for good measure. Saints starter Sara Stiller (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) went the distance for her 5th win of the season spreading out 7 hits and 4 walks and only gave up 1 earned run. She was able to strike out 4 Conestoga batters for her 2nd win in consecutive days for St. Clair. Sarah Bondy (Amherstburg, ON/General Amherst) had 3 hits including a double with 3 RBI’s but got help from Alexandra Senft (Windsor, ON/Walkerville) and Jenna Pierce (London, ON) who each had a pair of hits.
In game two Olivia Elliott (Oakville, ON) went unrewarded and took the loss on the mound for St. Clair after throwing a complete game 5-hitter and surrendering just 2 earned runs with 5 walks with a pair of strikeouts. Conestoga scratched a run in the 2nd inning and tacked on an insurance run in the 7th inning to complete the scoring. The Saints had a good opportunity in the 6th inning with two runners aboard and 1 out but could not get the key hit. Bondy had two more hits in the second game for the Saints who only managed 6 total for the game.
The Saints host 4 games next weekend at the campus diamond with doubleheaders on Saturday against Mohawk College (Hamilton) and Sunday against Humber College (Etobicoke).