(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair women’s softball team will have a new look for the 2017 season, with a number of fresh faces suiting up for the Saints this fall.
Following the graduation of perennial OCAA All-Star pitcher Alexa Georgiou, St Clair will feature a brand new arm on the bump with the addition of 5’ 8” Olivia Elliott, of Oakville. Elliott, who attended Holy Trinity High School, will also see time in the field for St Clair at first base.
She comes off a great summer season where she won a provincial championship for the Oakville Angels, which was held in Windsor, and recorded a remarkable 15 strikeouts in the final game while en route to Pitcher of the Tournament honours. Her team travelled to the Eastern Canadian Championship in Dartmouth, NS, where they took home the bronze medal.
The Lady Saints also did well on the local recruiting trail by landing twin sisters, the 5’ 1” Jordyn and 5’ 3” Madisyn Clark, from Leamington. The Leamington District High School products posted a silver medal at the same provincial championships for the Lasalle Athletics and a 4th place finish at the Eastern Canadian Championships.
Both sisters bat from the left side of the plate, adding more speed to the Saints attack, while covering some ground in the outfield.
Jordan Taylor, from Lasalle and St Thomas of Villanova High School, will be a utility player for the Saints this fall and very capable of playing multiple infield spots with great speed while batting left. The 5’ 1” Taylor competed stateside with the Michigan Bulldogs.
Head coach Doug Wiseman is excited about the prospects this season.
“We will be much improved defensively and the team speed will be a weapon for us,” said Wiseman. “I’m looking forward to the flexibility with our lineup and the added depth that these new players bring to the group.”
St Clair opens the OCAA regular season on the road on September 8 against Conestoga, at Kitchener’s Budd Park, with doubleheader game times of 6pm and 8pm. The Saints return home to the main campus on September 10 when they host Oshawa’s defending OCAA champion, Durham Lords. The doubleheader is scheduled for 12noon and 2pm, and will be a rematch of last season’s provincial championship final.