(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.