Women's Softball Finish Opening Weekend 6-0
London, ON – In the early stages of the OCAA season the St. Clair College Women's Softball team have established themselves as the team to beat finishing their opening weekend 6-0 after two more wins on Sunday in London. In the morning the Saints beat Seneca College (North York) 12-2 in a mercy shortened five innings at the Fanshawe College campus diamond and then shutout Humber College (Etobicoke) in the afternoon by a score of 6-0 at Stronach Park.
In the am game Sunday, St. Clair put the game out of reach early scoring all 12 of their runs in the first inning. After they relinquished two runs to Seneca in the 3rd inning the mercy still became effective in the fifth inning. 3rd year pitcher Rya Cowan (LaSalle, ON/Sandwich) went the distance giving up two runs on six hits while striking out two batters with no walks. 4th year transfer Amy Claydon (Cambridge, ON) and 2nd year transfer Jacklyn Yewchyn (Windsor, ON/St. Thomas of Villanova) each had three hits in the contest. Claydon had two RBI's while Yewchyn cashed in three runs which included a first inning double that scored a pair.
In the afternoon win over Humber the Saints relied on rookie Allison Dufour (Amherstburg, ON/General Amherst) who pitched a complete game shutout and only allowed one hit while striking out nine batters with just one walk. St. Clair had 12 hits in the game scoring twice in the 3rd inning, three times in the 5th and a single in the 6th. Half of the Saints hits came from Judy Lafleur (Essex, ON/Essex District) and Claydon who pushed her league leading average to 0.667. Lafleur had a double and an RBI while Claydon pushed across four runs and had a double also.
The St. Clair College Women's Softball team pick up their OCAA schedule on Friday when they host a 3-team round robin league event at the SportsPark diamond. The Saints play twice in the format but see below the schedule for all three games.
Fri, Sep. 24th
4:00pm St. Clair vs. Fanshawe College (London)
6:00pm Fanshawe College (London) vs. Conestoga College (Kitchener)
8:00pm Conestoga College (Kitchener) vs. St. Clair