(London, Ontario) – In a rematch of last year's National Championship game, the defending National Champion Fanshawe Falcons Men's Baseball team (5-5) hosted the St. Clair Saints (8-2). Fanshawe won the first game of their doubleheader by a score of 3-2. The Falcons fell in the second game by a final score of 13-0.
The Falcons went up 1-0 in game one, when Faris Adamou (Mississauga, ON) hit a double to the centrefield fence to score Jeremy Noonan (London, ON) in the third inning. In the sixth inning, St. Clair took the lead with a 2-run double. Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Fanshawe's Noah McKillop (Ariss, ON) had a leadoff double, followed by a Noonan single to bring the Falcons within scoring position. Adamou then came to the plate and played the hero, belting a walkoff 2-run triple to give the Falcons an exciting 3-2 victory. Tyler Wood (Niagara Falls, ON) recorded the complete game win (1-0) in his pitching debut, with 7 strikeouts.
In game two, St. Clair started off the scoring with one run in the first inning. The Saints had the bases loaded in the second inning, but Fanshawe's Alex Mahar (Belleville, ON) made a strong defensive play to tag the St. Clair runner and get the third out. With the Saints' threatening to score again in the third, Fanshawe was able to get the runner heading to home plate to end the inning. Unfortunately, St. Clair would eventually capitalize on their opportunities, scoring two runs in the fourth inning to go up 3-0. The Saints would use that momentum and go on to win by a final score of 13-0 after six innings. The losing pitcher for Fanshawe was Markham native Stephan Barclay (1-2).
Fanshawe's Top Performer:
Faris Adamou - 2 for 4, 3 RBIs, 1 BB
St. Clair's Top Performer:
Matt Bondy – 6 for 7, 7 RBIs
Fanshawe returns to action on Saturday, September 30, when they host the Humber Hawks (4-2) at Pulham Field at 12pm and 2:30pm.
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