(Kitchener, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Women’s Softball team is off and running early in the OCAA season picking up a pair of wins Friday in Kitchener against Conestoga College and then another doubleheader sweep of defending Provincial Champion Durham College at the campus diamond Sunday afternoon.
The Saints won 13-2 and 10-8 Friday night over Conestoga College at Kitchener’s Budd Park. Rookie Olivia Elliott (Oakville, ON) picked up her first collegiate win in the opener pitching 6 strong innings giving up a pair of earned runs on 6 hits while striking out 5 batters. 2nd year catcher Alexandra Senft (Windsor, ON/Walkerville) had 3 hits and 2 RBI’s while Allison Telfer (Windsor, ON/FJ Brennan) had 2 hits and 4 RBI’s. In the nightcap St. Clair delivered a win to 2nd year pitcher Sara Stiller (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) who struck out 7 batters in 7 innings of work. Megan Lumley (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) and Allison Telfer each had 3 hits to lead the Saints attack offensively.
In a rematch of last fall’s Provincial Championship final St. Clair exacted a little revenge Sunday afternoon picking up wins of 5-2 and 3-2 over Durham College. Olivia Elliott had 4 strikeouts over 7 innings for St. Clair but surrendered no earned runs spreading out 5 hits and a walk. Sarah Bondy (Amherstburg, ON/General Amherst) had two doubles and RBI to lead the Saints at the plate. Completing the weekend sweep was St. Clair pitcher Allison Telfer who also went the distance only needing to strikeout 1 batter while surrendering only 2 earned runs, 6 hits and 2 walks. Rookie third baseman Jordan Taylor (Lasalle, ON/St. Thomas of Villanova) had the decisive blow for the Saints lacing a shot over the right fielder’s head for a 2-RBI triple in the 3rd inning giving her team a 3-0 lead that they never relinquished.
(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College varsity soccer teams opened up their OCAA regular season at home on Saturday as they faced the Redeemer University Royals from Ancaster.
A very young and rookie laden women’s team women got off to a great start defeating the Royals 13-0. St. Clair opened the scoring in the 2nd minute on a goal by Julia Albeartie and never looked back. Cassandra Rose-Medeiros (London) led the way with 4 goals. Cassie Nicholas (Windsor), Julie Albeartie (Belle River) and Leah Berenz (Belle River) each had 2 tallies. Singles were scored by Ryan Morneau (Windsor), Jaclyn French (Windsor) and Melanie Jubenville (Windsor). Tory Brown (Windsor) had a solid match in goal earning the clean sheet.
The Saints roster this year features 11 rookies, 2 transfers and only 5 returning players.
(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Men’s Baseball team (4-0) swept a doubleheader against Seneca College (0-4) Sunday afternoon in Tecumseh at Lacasse Park by scores of 3-1 and 10-0 to run their record to 4-0 early in the OCAA Regular season.
In game one the Saints fell behind 1-0 in the 4th inning but pushed 3 runs across in the 5th inning to regain the lead which is all the offense they would need for starting pitcher Seth Chauvin (Tecumseh, ON/L’Essor) who went the distance allowing just 3 hits while striking out 3 Seneca batters. Austin Oulds (Chatham, ON) had two RBI’s and a single to lead St. Clair at the plate adding a stolen base.
In game two St. Clair scored two in the 2nd inning but saved their energy for an 8-run outburst in the 5th inning which secured a mercy shortened 10-0 victory. Saints starter Micah Harris (Cottam, ON/Essex District) picked up the win in short work only giving up a single hit to go with 2 strikeouts. Carson Burke (Tecumseh, ON/St. Anne) was short of the cycle by a homerun collecting 3 hits and added an RBI while Kevin Dion (Newmarket, ON) had a pair of hits to go with an RBI for St. Clair.
St. Clair goes on the road next weekend for doubleheaders at Humber College (Etobicoke) on Saturday and Durham College (Oshawa) on Sunday.