A Saturday to Remember in Saints Athletics History - Three Championships Won | St. Clair College
Monday, October 24, 2022
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Men's Baseball Gold

St. Clair College came away with an improbable OCAA Men's Baseball Championship Gold Medal Saturday evening at Tecumseh's Lacasse Park, which saw them win three games on the final day. With a loss on their record in the double knockout format, the Saints needed to work themselves back into the gold medal round by knocking off Fanshawe College (London) by a score of 10-9, which handed the Falcons a Bronze Medal. Humber College (Etobicoke) was undefeated and awaited St. Clair in the afternoon, who would have to beat Humber twice for the Saints to keep the title for a second year. The Saints did just that with an 11-6 win before completing their Championship run with a 10-4 victory early evening.

This is St. Clair's 7th gold medal in the nine-year existence of OCAA Baseball, who retained the Championship plaque back-to-back since winning gold in 2021.

Women Softball Gold

The St. Clair College Women's Softball team finished the 2022 season with a perfect record and won the OCAA Gold Medal by a score of 4-0 over Durham College (Oshawa) Saturday afternoon at the Provincial Championship tournament, hosted at Fanshawe College in London. The Women's Softball team became only the 4th Saints varsity team to achieve an undefeated campaign amassing a 34-0 record that includes exhibition play along with provincial and national playoff contests. Previously St. Clair's Men's Ice Hockey (1975-76), Men's Baseball (2015) and Men's Cross Country (2018) teams had achieved an unbeaten regular season through a playoff championship run.

Saints Football Wins First Ontario Championship

The St. Clair Saints were awarded the Teddy Morris trophy Saturday night for winning the Ontario Football Conference Championship. A convincing 38-7 win over rival London Beefeaters will see the Saints take on the Okanagan Sun in the CJFL Semi-Final.

On a historic day for St. Clair Athletics, the Football program was the last piece of the puzzle for Saints Nation. In front of a capacity crowd at Acumen Stadium, the Saints got the ball rolling early with a long drive capped off by a Quarterback sneak for a touchdown by Andrew Brush (Kitchener, ON), giving the Saints the early 7-0 lead. The defence strung another dominant performance holding the Beefeaters under 200 yards for the game. The Saints were led by Linebacker Nikolas Mahlman (Kitchener, ON), who registered six solo tackles and a sack.

The Saints rushing performance was one to remember, as the team compiled 400 yards rushing on 45 carries. As the time went to zero, the scoreboard read 38-7, crowning the Saints the OFC Champions.

The Saints will be back home at Acumen Stadium, hosting the CJFL National Semi-Final this Saturday, October 29th, at 7:00 pm.

The opponent will be the Okanagan Sun, the British Columbia Conference Champions.

This will be a battle of Canada's #1 and #2 ranked teams.