Lambton Lions baseball team taking shape

Journal Staff

Lambton College’s fledgling baseball team has added to former Sarnia Braves to its lineup.

Sarnians Jake Taylor and Eric Steeves will suit up for the Lions’ inaugural Ontario College Athletics Association season this fall.

Taylor will be the Lions’ first catcher. The 5’8” infielder was a key part of Great Lakes Secondary School’s OFSAA gold medal in 2018, said Lambton coach James Grant.

“We have seen him play a lot of baseball as he worked his way through the Sarnia Braves system and he has progressed into a top tier catcher. We are looking forward to seeing him do some great things for us.”

The Courtright native is returning home after a season with the U18 Windsor Selects.

Pitcher Eric Steeves is currently leading the Braves in wins. He cut his teeth in collegiate play with Wilfrid Laurier University and contributed to the team’s Ontario University Athletics championship campaign last year.

“Eric is a strong addition to our pitching staff,” said Grant. “He has shown us this summer that he is able to get outs against some of the best AAA senior competition in the province.”

Steeves also pitched for the Kitchener Panthers of the Intercounty Baseball League in 2018.

The new Lambton Lions team, which has a current roster of 20, will begin play in a league that includes teams from Fanshawe, St. Clair, Humber, Seneca, George Brown and Durham colleges over a 20-game season starting in September.

For schedules and info on all Lambton College athletics, visit www.lclions.com