By Ted Beale
(SASKATOON, SK) – The St Clair women’s softball team, along with the entire Canadian Collegiate Softball Association national championship tournament, were forced indoors this past weekend after temperatures hovered near the freezing mark and a few inches of snow hit the Saskatoon area.
Championship organizers quickly moved the tournament into the Saskatoon Ramada’s indoor golf dome where scoring became a premium in the tight confines.
The Saints opened with a 5-1 win over the University of Calgary on Friday, but then lost 2-0 to host University of Saskatchewan later in the day. St Clair rebounded with a 4-1 win over familiar OCAA foe Durham College Saturday morning finishing in 2nd place after pool play.
This forced the Saints into a cross-over game Saturday night against Fanshawe College where they were on the short end of a 2-0 result and ended their chance to repeat as national champions.
The University of Saskatchewan prevailed by a score of 1-0 in the championship final over the University of Western Ontario, scoring the game’s only run in the top of the 9th inning.