The St. Clair College Men’s Baseball team opened with a convincing 11-3 victory over the University of Waterloo at the OUA/OCAA Championship Friday evening at Lacasse Park in Tecumseh. The Saints scored 3 in the 2nd inning only to be answered by Waterloo and tied in the 3rd inning. St. Clair then opened up for 7 runs on 5 hits in the 4th inning to put the game out of reach. St. Clair had 14 hits altogether allowing starting pitcher Taylor Pappin (Brantford, ON) to work through the 4th inning and pick up the win. 2nd baseman Ryan Kerstens (Kingston, ON) was named Player of the Game for the Saints who had 3 hits including a double over the centerfielder’s head to start the 7-run rally. Anthony Buonaiuto (Toronto, ON) also had a big day for St. Clair with a single and a triple collecting 3 RBI’s.
St. Clair now advances to the 1:00pm game on Saturday and will face the winner of Brock and Durham.
See below the highlights from the Championship game.
Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Location: Lacasse Park (Tecumseh)
Game Time: 4:00pm
University of Waterloo Warriors 003 000 0 3-4-2
St. Clair College Saints *** 037 100 x 11-14-1
Ryan Kerstens 3-4, 1B (2), 2B, R (Player of the Game)
Joel Cooper 3-4, 1B (3), R (2), RBI
Anthony Buonaiuto 2-4, 1B, 3B, RBI (3), R (2)
Chris Horwood 2-4, 1B, 2B
Taylor Pappin (WP) 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Eric Werner 1-2, 1B, R, RBI, BB (Player of the Game)
Kyle Thalheimer 1-4, 1B, RBI
Michael Clouthier 1-3, 1B, RBI
Kevin Martin 1-3, 1B, R
Ben Tinklin (LP) 3 IP, 10 R, 7 ER, 9 H, 3 BB, 1 K