Prior to the season Doug Wiseman knew his St. Clair softball team was going to be good, real good. The Saints have lived up to the billing finishing the regular season with a perfect 24-0 record. St. Clair also won the CCSA national championship beating Western 9-0.
That is the only blemish on the Mustangs' overall record this season. Western is 22-1.
"It's been very gratifying." said Wiseman as the team gets set to open the OCAA championship tournament Friday in London against the Falcons. "The hard work has paid off."
The journey started in July with team workouts. "Our goal was to keep getting better and we have."
It's been a magical ride that saw the Saints sweep most of the accolades at the tournament banquet including five first-team all stars.
"My message to the team is embrace what we've done and embrace the moment we're in right now."
St. Clair has a shot at redemption this weekend after a heartbreaking loss in the final a year ago to Durham on their brand-new turf field.
"We're ready. We practiced a couple hours today, went for a team dinner. We'll get a good workout in tomorrow before the game and be ready to go."