Hot Bat From Bondy In London Split

(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.


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Ted Beale
Ted Beale is an Athletic Coordinator at St Clair College. He is an alumni of St Clair where he studied Journalism and Business Administation Marketing. During his years as a student he was a member of the Student Athletic Association, serving as president for two years, and was also a member of the Varsity Basketball team for four years. Ted has also served as the St Clair men's basketball assistant coach for a season. Email Ted Beale

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