Fifth Straight Championship For Saints Baseball

By Ted Beale

(ETOBICOKE, ON) – The St Clair men’s baseball team ran their string of OCAA Provincial Championships to four in a row with a 7-4 victory over the Fanshawe Falcons Sunday afternoon at Etobicoke’s Connorvale Park. This marks the 5th straight championship season for the Saints dating back to the CIBA National Championship in 2012.

After winning a pair of games Saturday over the Durham Lords and the host Humber Hawks, the Saints needed just one win Sunday over Fanshawe to claim their 4th OCAA Gold Medal in as many years.  In fact, the relatively new OCAA sport has only ever known St Clair to be its champion.

St Clair rookie Miguel Cienfuegos earned the OCAA Championship Most Valuable Player Award with pitcher Kyle Breitner and third baseman Max Ayarza being named to the Championship All-Star team.

Cienfuegos pitched the final outs for St Clair, picking up the win with 2 2/3 innings of relief work.

Saints left fielder Crannel Jerald won the Player of the Game Award in the championship final with a pair of hits and an RBI.

St Clair completes its season next weekend when they travel to Oshawa for the 1st ever National Collegiate Championship being hosted by Durham.

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