Saints Look To Rebound After Weekend Splits

(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair women’s softball team (10-4) lost 6-5 to open a doubleheader against Seneca, but recovered for a 5-0 win in the second leg, on a blistering hot afternoon at the campus diamond Saturday.

In the opening game, the visitors from North York opened the game with a run before St Clair took a 3-1 lead into the 2nd inning. But, Seneca answered with 3 more runs in the top of the 2nd, though the Saints tied it 4-4 with a run of their own.

Seneca seized the lead for good in the 4th inning with 2 more runs as the Saints could only muster a single run in the 5th inning. Down the stretch the Saints had several chances, but stranded 5 runners in the final three frames.

Olivia Elliott took the loss on the mound for St Clair and exited the game after 4 innings, surrendering 8 hits, 5 earned runs, and a walk while striking out 6. Jenna Pierce pitched well in relief for the Saints, giving up no runs in 3 innings with just 2 hits and 2 walks to go with a strikeout.

Madisyn Clark, Michaela Rilett, Allison Telfer, and Nicole Giacchini each had two hits for St Clair. Telfer added 3 RBI’s in the loss.

St Clair was more composed in the second game, getting a remarkable pitching performance from starter Sara Stiller. She gave up just 1 hit in a complete game shutout and added 6 strikeouts and a pair of walks.

The Saints scored single runs in the 1st, 2nd, and 4th innings along with a pair in the 3rd inning. Rookie centerfielder Clark continued to swing a hot bat with 3 singles to go with a run scored and a stolen base.

Sarah Bondy and Alexandra Senft each had a pair of hits in the 10-hit attack for St Clair.

The Saints completed the weekend with a second split, this time against the Conestoga Condors. St Clair took the first match 9-1 but dropped the nightcap 2-0.

Mohawk will provide the opposition on September 30 as the Saints close out the month of September with a doubleheader beginning at 1pm.


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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