(ETOBICOKE, ON) – The St Clair women’s softball team were 3-2 at the OCAA Provincial Championship, hosted by Humber at Fairgrounds Park in Brampton, and settled for the Silver Medal, over the weekend.
The Saints defeated Mohawk on Friday in their opening game by a score of 10-0 in a mercy shortened contest. Sara Stiller pitched 5 strong innings for the win, striking out 4 and surrendering just 4 hits. Jordan Taylor went 3-for-3, reaching base each time with a double, and added 2 RBIs.
St Clair then met Durham Friday night and lost 11-0 with Olivia Elliott taking the defeat on the mound in short work. Taylor had another two hits in the game.
The loss forced the Saints into the long road back and they met Mohawk again, Saturday morning, in the Bronze Medal game, which was also the alternate route into the Gold Medal round. St Clair posted a 9-4 win over Mohawk and eliminated them from contention.
Stiller worked 5 innings on the bump for the win and struck out 8 batters, putting St Clair back into a rematch with Durham Saturday afternoon. Taylor and Megan Lumley each had 3 hits in the game for the Saints.
The Saints scored a run in the 1st inning against Durham, and clung to that lead until the 6th when the Lords went ahead 2-1. But, in heroic fashion, St Clair put two runners aboard in the top of the 7th for Lumley, who deposited a shot over the fence to take a 4-2 lead into the bottom half.
St Clair held Durham down for the final 3 outs and forced the teams into the ‘if necessary’ game in the double knockout format.
However, St Clair ran out of gas in the final game, succumbing 9-0 and relegating them to accept the Silver Medal for their efforts. This marks the 2nd straight year the Lady Saints have been bridesmaids at the OCAA Championship.
- Olivia Elliott OCAA Pitcher of the Year, OCAA All-star
- Doug Wiseman OCAA Coach of the Year
- Sarah Bondy OCAA All-star
- Madisyn Clark OCAA All-star