Sinclair Takes First Conference Series from Rival Owens

In a four-game series that had just about everything, the Tartan Pride found a way pick up three wins. Highlights of the series included three one-run games, two extra-inning games and the return of Pride pitcher Stephen Holland. Holland picked up the save in the fourth and final game of the series pitching in his first game of the season since donating his kidney to his father in early February. The Tartan offense had a big weekend, scoring 30 runs on 40 hits while having a quality plate appearance average of over .700. With the wins the Pride improve to 12-7 on the season and 3-1 in the OCCAC.

Game 1

Final score: Sinclair 8, Owens 7
WP: Josh Shea 1IP H ER
SV: Nathan Helke 1IP H BB K
Offensive Leaders: Jon Lowe: 3-4 3RS BB, AJ Kruzel: 1-3 RS SAC 3B RBI, Drew Williams: 1-1 BB, Matt Sullivan: 3-3 RS BB RBI, Nick McGill: 2-2 RS SAC BB 2B 2RBIs, Lance Straley: 2-2 2RS HR 3RBIs

Game 2

Final Score: Sinclair 8, Owens 7 (In 9 Innings)
WP: Mason Bach (1-0) 3IP 5H 3R 2ER 3BB K
Offensive Leaders: Matt Sullivan: 2-3 2RS SB HBP BB 2RBIs, Paul Wilson: 2-4 RS BB

Game 3

Final Score: Owens 7, Sinclair 6 (In 9 Innings)
LP: Matt Kruzel (0-1) 5IP 5H ER 2BBs, 2K’s
Offensive Leaders: AJ Kruzel: 2-2 2RS SAC 2BBs, Matt Sullivan: 2-5 HR 3RBIs

Game 4

Final Score: Sinclair 8, Owens 5
WP: Carlos Pena (1-1) 4.2IP 2H 4ER 6BBs 5K’s
SV: Stephen Holland (1) 2.1IP 3H ER 3BBs
Offensive Leaders: Jon Lowe: 3-4 2RS 2SB RBI, AJ Kruzel: 1-1 RS SB 2SAC BB 2RBIs, Lance Straley: 1-2 2RBIs, Tyler Raymond: 1-2 2RS SB BB, Paul Wilson: 1-1 RS 2SBs 2BBs.

Steve Dintaman
Head Baseball Coach
Sinclair Community College