Barry Wright/The Independent
Sydney Redick and her Durham College Lords are 2021 OCAA women’s softball champions.
The Oshawa school beat Windsor’s top-ranked St. Clair College, 8-7 in nine innings in the final Saturday afternoon in Windsor.
Redick, a league all-star from Alvinston, was the starting pitcher for the Lords in the title tilt. She went four innings, allowing four hits and three unearned runs.
Over the course of the championship weekend, she made three appearances recording a win and a save.
She only allowed one earned run over 11 innings, while striking out ten and walking four.
She pitched two innings of scoreless relief in a 5-4 win over St. Clair in the semifinals and drove in an insurance run with a sac fly in a 5-3 win over Humber, both last Friday.
Durham, with Redick on the mound, beat Seneca, 11-1 Thursday to begin its championship run of four straight victories.
Meantime, Watford’s Jenna McLean and her Fanshawe teammates lost 2-1 to Conestoga in the first round Thursday and were eliminated.
Despite being held hitless in three plate appearances at the provincials, McLean had a solid rookie season, hitting .415 with a homer, six runs scored, a stolen base and 18 RBI in 15 games.