Preview by: Tyler Milton
ETOBICOKE, Ont: The St. Clair Saints come to town to play the Hawks in double header action on Sunday. St. Clair (5-1) enters this weekend with their offense rolling on all cylinders. Last season, the Hawks were 0-4 in their matchups against the Saints and are looking to improve on that mark and continue their strong play to the season.
The Match Up
St. Clair Saints at Humber Hawks
September 17th, 2017
1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Brampton Fairgrounds, Brampton
Last time out vs St. Clair
In their last meeting, the Hawks came into play being undefeated at home but the Saints looked to spoil their spectacular home record. St. Clair jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after the top of the second, but the Hawks responded with four runs of their own with RBIs by Franchetto, Davidson, and Murphy to bring the game back to a 5-4 score. In the top of the third, the relentless Saints offense responded with a three-run homerun from second basemen Sarah Bondy to give the Saints a comfortable four run lead. The lead was all that Alexa Georgiou as she cruised the rest of the way to a Saints 9-4 victory over the Hawks. The loss would put the Hawks backs up against the wall, with the OCAA play-off picture becoming a tight race down to the final day of the season.
Scouting St. Clair
- St. Clair comes into the matchup 5-1 on their 2017 OCAA season.
- The Saints are averaging just over seven runs per game and allowing 2.5 runs per game over their first six games.
- Notable players for the Saints (stats from 2016): third-year OF - Megan Lumley (.419 AVG, 2 HR, 17 RBIs), fifth-year IF/OF - Sarah Bondy (.361 AVG, 2 HR, 18 RBIs), fourth-year P/IF - Allison Tellfer (.329 AVG, 21 RBIs, 73 1/3 innings, 1.91 ERA)
- Nine first-year players coming on-board for the Falcons out of their 17 player roster
- Hawks are 3-11 over the past four seasons against the Saints
- Hawks second-year OF Sarah Franchetto has three hits in her seven at-bats so far this season (.429 Batting average.) Franchetto has reached base at a .500 clip so far this season
- As a team the Hawks have four doubles and four triples in their four games this season
- Hawks third-year second basemen, Meaghan Murphy, leads the team with six RBIs this season
Following the matchup on Sunday, the Hawks are on the road as they travel to Oshawa to play Durham College on Thursday, in double-header action. The games will be held at Durham Field with first pitches slated for 6:00pm and 8:00pm.
2017 OCAA Women's Softball Championships
Humber is the proud host of the 2017 championship tournament. The event will take place on Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21/17 (with Sunday as a rain day), and will be held at the Brampton Fairgrounds Field.
All games will be streamed live on HSN1:
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