Saints Sit Atop League After 4-2 Weekend

Shalapata-Header(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair Saints hosted a full weekend of softball starting with a double header Friday night at home against Fanshawe. After meeting both Conestoga and Seneca twice each over the following two days, the Saints emerged with a 4-2 result, bettering their league-leading record to 11-3.

The weekend started on a winning note as the women dominated an 11-3 game against the Falcons, at Jackson Park. However, the visitors earned a split by holding on for a 5-3 win in the nightcap. Alexa Georgiou was player of the first game as she led the team from both sides of home plate.

Alexa Georgiou beats out an infield hit against the Conestoga Condors when they visited the St Clair Saints in OCAA softball action at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, on 24 September 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Alexa Georgiou beats out an infield hit against the Conestoga Condors when they visited the St Clair Saints in OCAA softball action at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, on 24 September 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Georgiou threw a complete game, 6-hit effort, giving up no earned runs and striking out 5. She then helped out her own cause by going 3-for-4 including a triple, batting in a pair of runs and scoring 3 herself.

Megan Lumley was the star in the second game against Fanshawe. The 2nd year outfielder batted .750, just missing the cycle with a single, double, and triple. She also moved two over the plate and scored a run.

On Saturday, the Saints again split a double header, this time with the Conestoga Condors.

Megan Lumley is about to make contact with a Conestoga offering when the Condors visited the St Clair Saints in OCAA softball action at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, on 24 September 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Megan Lumley is about to make contact with a Conestoga offering when the Condors visited the St Clair Saints in OCAA softball action at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, on 24 September 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

In game 1, the teams battled to a scoreless draw through four innings before Conestoga broke the deadlock in the top of the 5th. The Saints came right back in the bottom of the inning with 2 runs to take the lead before blanking the Condors over the remaining two innings.

Georgiou again played the conquering hero by throwing 7 innings, giving up no earned runs on 4 hits, and striking out 6. She also stroked a 2-run single in the 5th inning to give the Saints the lead and the win.

In game 2, the visitors beat up on the St Clair pitching, staking themselves to a 7-3 lead by the 3rd inning and then held on for an 8-6 win. To their credit, St Clair fought back from a 6-run deficit to score 5 runs in a comeback attempt.

Allison Telfer meets a Conestoga runner at 3rd base as the Condors visited St Clair Saints in OCAA softball action at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, on 24 September 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Allison Telfer meets a Conestoga runner at 3rd base as the Condors visited St Clair Saints in OCAA softball action at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, on 24 September 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Georgiou batted in 3 runs in the losing effort while Skyler Patteson knocked in a pair of runs and rookie Alexandra Senft added a single to account for all of St Clair’s scoring.

Sunday was kinder to the Saints as the Seneca Sting were the scheduled matchup. The visit to Windsor was cut short as both games ended via the mercy rule with St Clair stinging the Sting 17-1 and 10-0.

Nicole Giacchini and Megan Lumley take to the field against the Conestoga Condors in OCAA softball action at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, on 24 September 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Nicole Giacchini and Megan Lumley take to the field against the Conestoga Condors in OCAA softball action at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, on 24 September 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Lumley, Patteson, and Sydney Mucha all went 3-for-3 in the first game as the trio accounted for scoring 8 of the 17 St Clair runs. Patteson, Lumley, and Mackenzie Taylor-Noah each scored 2 runs apiece in the final game of the weekend. Allison Telfer was the winning pitcher as she completed 3 of 5 innings, giving up no runs on 1-hit ball, and stuck out 5.

St Clair will host 3rd place Durham for a pair of games this Saturday before Sunday’s matchup with 6th place Mohawk at the South Campus. The first pitch is at 1:00pm both days.

Allison Telfer goes through the big windup against Conestoga when the Condors visited the St Clair Saints in OCAA softball action at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, on 24 September 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Allison Telfer goes through the big windup against Conestoga when the Condors visited the St Clair Saints in OCAA softball action at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, on 24 September 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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