Pappin Pitches Gold Medal Performance

The St Clair Saints won the 2017 CCAA Baseball Championships with a 3-2 victory over the Fanshawe Falcons in Oshawa on 28 October 2017.Photo courtesy of Saints Athletics.

The St Clair Saints won the 2017 CCAA Baseball Championships with a 3-2 victory over the Fanshawe Falcons in Oshawa on 28 October 2017.
Photo courtesy of Saints Athletics.

(OSHAWA, ON) – The St Clair men’s baseball team claimed their 2nd National Championship with a 3-2 victory over Fanshawe on Sunday afternoon at Oshawa’s Kinsmen Memorial Stadium. The win avenges last year’s 2-1 loss to the Falcons and puts a stamp on quite a season for the Saints, who also won the OCAA regular season title and the Provincial Championships.

The Road To Gold

  • St Clair 10 : 1 Fanshawe
  • St Clair 8 : 3 Humber
  • St Clair 0 : 3 Durham
  • St Clair 8 : 0 Ahuntsic (QC)
  • St Clair 4 : 1 Holland (PE)

St Clair fell behind 1-0 in the top of the 1st inning, but responded quickly in the bottom half to take back a 3-1 lead. The teams played scoreless until the 7th inning when Fanshawe crossed a run and threatened to tie the game with runners aboard.

But, Player of the Game and St Clair starting pitcher, Taylor Pappin put a cap on his game to secure the complete game win. Pappin wasn’t 100 per cent after being ill the last few days, but he gave up only 2 earned runs on 5 hits but struck out 7 Fanshawe batters in the gutty performance.

Saints 3rd baseman Matt Bondy had a triple and a single with 2 RBIs on his way to winning the Championship’s Most Valuable Player award. Also contributing at the plate for St Clair was Michael McKay, who had a double and two walks to go with an RBI.

Pappin was given the Championship’s Top Pitcher award in addition to being named to the All-Star Team as the Top Left Handed Pitcher. Other Saints joining Pappin on the All-Star team were Bondy, Carson Burke in the outfield, and Kyle Breitner as Top Right Handed Pitcher.

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About the Author

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.

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