Local Rally: Saints Continue to Roll Unbeaten Through OCAA Softball Game

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The St. Clair Saints softball club continues to roll through the OCAA game.

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The Saints improved to 12-0 by dominating a couple of weekend doubleheads. St. Clair defeated the Durham Lords (9-5) by scores of 8-0 and 7-0 at home on Sunday after beating the Mohawk Mountaineers (1-11) on the road Saturday in Hamilton by scores of 16-1 and 11 -0.

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On Sunday, Amy Claydon had three basehits, including a homerun, and batted in five runs in the first game with Sierra Baltzer and Shae-Lyn Murphy adding two hits each. In the second game, Claydon homered again and had two basehits while driving in two runs, with Bryanna Kressler and Baltzer also scoring a few hits each.

On Saturday, the Saints scored a mercy-victory in four innings in the opener against Mohawk. Claydon homered and hit four hits while driving in six runs. Murphy homered and hit three basehits while driving in three runs. The second game also was a final five innings, with Kressler throwing a no-hitter in five innings and striking out 11 batters. Claydon had four hits and four runs in, Murphy had four hits and four runs while Kressler had three hits and four runs in and Jacklyn Yewchyn also chipped in with three hits.

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Saints Baseball Sweeps

The St. Clair Saints baseball team defeated the Durham Lords in OCAA play on the road on Saturday before Sunday’s doubleheader against Centennial was delayed by rain.

On Saturday, the Saints defeated Durham 18-8 in the first game and followed with a 12-3 victory in the second game.

In the first game, Riley Briggs homered and batted in four runs. Austin Tilson had three hits and three runs in, while Henry Real had two hits and four runs and Owen Findlay added three runs while he was three.

In the second game, Real had two hits and batted in six runs and Findlay also had two hits for the Saints (12-2), who walked Durham (7-7) 10 times.

Adders take two

The LaSalle Vipers won a pair of Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League games at the Pelham showcase event featuring non-conference games.

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The Vipers defeated the Caledon Bombers 7-3 on Sunday after rallied for a 4-3 win over the Caledonia Corvairs on Saturday.

On Sunday, the Vipers (3-2-0-0) had a commanding lead of 41-19 in shots over the Bombers (1-6-0-0). Cole Davis and Brady Hamlin each scored twice for the Vipers. Drew Booker and Andrew Kotevski each had a goal and two assists, with Jake Eaton bringing in the other.

On Saturday, Patrick McManus and Brody Gillis scored the goals in the third period to round up the Vipers, who trailed 3-2 after 40 minutes. Max Frattaroli and Andrew Kotevski scored some goals for LaSalle against the Corvairs (4-4-0-0).

Flyers earn split

The Leamington Flyers recovered, beating the Cambridge Redhawks 4-1 on Sunday after letting a two-goal lead slip in Saturday’s 4-3 loss against the Fort Erie Meteors at Saturday’s Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League showcase. at the Pelham showcase event featuring non-conference games.

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On Sunday, Hayden Reid scored a couple of goals for the Flyers (3-1-1-0) with Ryan MacPherson and William VanSumeren adding some goals and goalkeeper Bryce Walcarius making 19 saves against the Redhawks (3-1-0-1).

On Saturday, VanSumeren, MacPherson and Cody Brekke had the Flyers peered 3-1 ahead in the third, but the Meteors (6-2-0-0) rallied to bring it in in extra time.

Blades best admirals

The Amherstburg Admirals dropped a 6-2 road decision for the Blenheim Blades on Sunday in the Bills Stobbs Division game in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.

The Blades (2-0-0-0) scored the first six goals of the game before Layne Crispin and Connor Demelo scored for the Admirals in the third period (1-2-0-0).

Saints football rolling

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The first-place St. Clair Saints football team stayed perfectly in play in the Ontario Football Conference after a 23-13 road win over the Hamilton Hurricanes on Sunday.

Running back Jonathan Cartier got the Saints rolling with a 39-yard touchdown run and finished the game with 137 yards rushing on 21 carries.

Kian Voakes scored on a 10-yard run and quarterback Andrew Brush added another touchdown on a two-yard run. Preston Knight converted all three scores and the Saints (7-0) added a safety as they built a 23-0 lead at halftime over the Hurricanes (3-4).

Raven drop Lancers

Carleton Ravens jumped to a 17-point lead after the first quarter, beating the University of Windsor Lancers 24-7 in OUA football action in Ottawa on Saturday.

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Running back Joey ran for 107 yards on 25 carries and had the only touchdown for Windsor (2-2) and a one-yard run. Defensively, lineman Dealius Danso had six tackles, two sacks and recovered two fumbles against the Ravens (3-2).

Launch football sweeps

The University of Windsor Lancers men’s soccer team recorded its first win of the OUA season, while the women’s team took a win that extended the team’s points run to five games.

The men rolled to a 9-0 win over the Algoma Thunderbirds. The Lancers (1-6-0) got three goals from Frankie Facchineri and Devin Hernandez added two goals against Algoma (0-6-0) with Alessandro Berardi, Robert Alionte, Giovanni Magliaro and Otis Vacratsis adding some goals.

Lancer’s women’s team (3-1-3) slipped away with a 1-0 win over the Thunderbirds (0-6-0). Striker Aislynn Essibrah scored the only goal from a penalty in the 45th minute and Jordan Samping shutout her in her first game.

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Saints football splits

The St. Clair Saints women’s soccer team took its first win of the OCAA season on Saturday, while the men’s team saw an early lead slip.

Melissa Watson got the Saints on the board first and Jaclyn French scored the game winner in the 77th minute to tie a 1-1 draw and St. Clair (1-2-1) past Conestoga (1-3-1) to lift.

The St. Clair men (2-2-0) took an early lead after a goal on Alex Artico’s goal in the 24th minute, but the Condors (4-0-1) came together with three unanswered goals in the second half to win.



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