Pride Falls in Championship Series

Heading into the weekend, Sinclair needed just one win to extend their conference championship streak to five, but it wasn’t meant to be. The home team Cuyahoga did not lose a single inning all weekend, and they swept the Pride, giving them a chance for a conference title. Tri-C outplayed and outcoached Sinclair the entire weekend and left the Pride wondering what might have been. For the first time since 2006, Sinclair will play in the Sub-Regional tournament next weekend at a site to be determined. The winner will play in the Regional the following weekend.

Game 1
Final Score: Cuyahoga 3, Sinclair 0
LP: Matt Kruzel 6IP 4H 3ER 3BB 5Ks
Offensive Leaders: Drew Williams 1-2 BB, Lance Straley 2-3 2B

Game 2
Final Score: Cuyahoga 5, Sinclair 2
P: Craig Koehler 4.2IP 7H 4ER 5BB 2Ks
Offensive Leaders: AJ Kruzel 1-2 RBI, Lance Straley 2-2 RS BB RBI

Game 3
Final Score: Cuyahoga 7, Sinclair 3
LP: Stephen Holland 5.2IP 6H 7ER 3BBs K
Offensive Leaders: Drew Williams 2-3 2RS, Lance Straley 3-3 3B RBI

Game 4
Final Score: Cuyahoga 1, Sinclair 0
LP: Scott Haag 6IP 3H R 0ER 2BB 6Ks
Offensive Leaders: Paul Wilson 2-3 2B, Nick McGill 1-2 SB 2B, Jon Lowe 1-2 BB

Steve Dintaman
Head Baseball Coach
Sinclair Community College