St. Clair College Women's Softball Christen New Diamond with Sweep
Windsor, ON – The St. Clair College Women's Softball team broke in the new SportsPark diamond with a doubleheader sweep of Humber College (Etobicoke) Friday night by scores of 11-1 and 14-5.
The Saints wasted no time in the opener and put up 8 runs in the first inning forcing a pitching change. After a pair in the second inning and a single in the fourth St. Clair needed only the minimum 5 innings to create a mercy shortened final. Humber could only muster 1 hit off Saints starting pitcher Amy Claydon (Cambridge, ON) that led to their lone run in the second inning. Claydon threw four strong innings and struck out 5 Humber batters with just one walk.
Shortstop Shae-Lyn Murphy (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) was a catalyst for the Saints with three hits including an opening at bat double and scoring two runs to go with an RBI. Third baseman Sarah Vellinga (Chatham, ON) also notched three singles and a drove in a pair with second baseman Riley Csabai (LaSalle, ON/Holy Names) getting two hits and two RBI's. Centerfielder Judy Lafleur (Essex, ON/Essex District) had a big triple in the first inning that drove in three of her four RBI's in the game.
In game two, St. Clair started strong again with five runs in the opening frame and another two in the second inning. Humber scored three of their own in the second to keep it close, but the Saints were on their way to another 10-hit game and were never really in trouble. Murphy was brilliant again with four hits including an inside the park homerun accounting for her two RBI's as part of her four runs scored.
Claydon started the second game on the rubber again for the Saints getting the win but contributed two doubles and four RBI's at the plate. Julia Brusseau (Lakeshore, ON/St. Anne) had two hits including a triple and scored three runs while adding an RBI for St. Clair.
The Saints travel to London Saturday to play a round robin league event over the weekend that sees them face four different opponents in two days. Durham College (Oshawa) and Mohawk College (Hamilton) are on the schedule Saturday with Seneca College (North York) and Humber College on Sunday. The games will be split between the campus diamond at Fanshawe College and Stronach Park each day.
See below the weekend slate.
Sat, Sep. 18th
Vs. Durham 1:00 PM @ Stronach Stadium
Vs. Mohawk 3:30 PM @ Fanshawe Alumni Field
Sun, Sep. 19th
Vs. Seneca 10:30 @ Fanshawe Alumni Field
Vs. Humber 2:00 PM @ Stronach Stadium