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Two Leamington players commit to St. Clair

The St. Clair College men’s baseball team has announced the commitments of Carter Knelsen and Andy Groening from Leamington to the 2024 Saints squad.

Knelsen is a 6’3” right-handed pitcher and will join his older brother Brady on the staff who returns for his second season with the Saints. 

He started with the Leamington Lakers organization in addition to time with the Chatham Cubs, but was a Canadian Premier Baseball League 16U All-Star selection for the Windsor Selects in 2023. 

Knelsen will study in St. Clair’s Carpentry and Renovation Techniques program beginning this fall and will graduate from Leamington District Secondary where he also starred in volleyball. 

Saints head coach Roberto Duncan said of Knelsen, “Carter is a pitcher with good command in all his pitches. He will be a key addition to our team and will provide depth to the pitching staff.”

The 6’3” Groening is also an LDSS product that plays the corner infield positions having spent time with the Blenheim Bees, Leamington Lakers and Windsor Selects club programs. He was named MVP of both his high school baseball, volleyball and basketball teams in addition to receiving several club team top player awards.

Groening also helped Leamington to the WECSSAA and SWOSSAA volleyball championship and will be taking Business at St. Clair this fall. 

Duncan praised Groening by saying, “Andy is a third baseman that can hit the ball with power all over the field and provides a solid defense.”

Duncan said of the commitments, “We are excited to see what they can do for us on the field, and we are happy to have more talented players from Windsor-Essex County join our team.”

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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