(LONDON, ON) – The St Clair men’s baseball team (8-2) split a doubleheader in London Saturday afternoon with Fanshawe (5-5), but still remain atop the OCAA standings. The Saints were upended 3-2 in the opener, but responded with a mercy shortened 13-0 win in the second game.
In the first game, St Clair scored a pair of runs in the 6th inning to take a 2-1 lead but surrendered 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th in a walk-off loss.
Carson Burke had a pair of singles with Matt Bondy driving in both runs for the Saints with two doubles. St Clair starting pitcher Kyle Breitner suffered the first loss of his 5-year OCAA career by giving up 2 earned runs on 7 hits and a walk while striking out 7.
In the second game, St Clair took 1-0 lead in the 1st inning and added 2 runs in the 4th inning. The Saints completed the mercy by exploding for 5 runs in both the 5th and 6th.
Taylor Pappin earned his 3rd victory of the season on the mound for St Clair when he gave up just 3 hits and 3 walks in 6 innings of work. Pappin allowed zero runs while striking out 2.
Bondy had a perfect game at the plate with 3 singles and a double while driving in 5 runs for the Saints. Burke and Brendon Renaud each added 3 hits apiece for St Clair in the lopsided win.
The Saints traveled to Macomb in Warren, MI, for a doubleheader on Sunday and defeated the Monarchs 13-2 and 4-1 in exhibition play. St Clair will face the Windsor Lancers at the Libro Credit Union Centre in Amherstburg Wednesday evening at 7pm in another non-league tilt.