Sinclair Baseball Finishes Third in College World Series

Sinclair (53-12) finished the best season in school history on Saturday, June 4 with a third place finish at the NJCAA Division II College World Series.

Making their first ever appearance, Sinclair made it to the final day with a chance to bring home the National Championship.  Unfortunately for the Pride, they left 14 runners on base in the 11-4 season-ending game against Jones County Junior College from Mississippi, the team that would ultimately take the series.

Not only was this Sinclair's first trip to the World Series, but it has been 25 years since the series has included a team from Ohio.

The Pride was able to win the first two games of the tournament before getting knocked off by Gateway Community College from Arizona, 6-3.  As this was a double elimination tournament, the Pride still had a chance and was back at it Friday.

In a win or go home game and with an opportunity to play on Championship Saturday, Sinclair handled Mercer County Community College from New Jersey with ease Friday night 11-1 to stay alive. 

Faced with winning two games on Saturday, Sinclair battled Jones County early and kept the game close until a five run explosion opened up the game.  In the end, Sinclair was able to get runners on base but could not get the clutch hits to bring them home and keep pace with Jones County.

The Pride had another record breaking season as they broke the wins record set just last year with 53 victories this year.

It goes without saying that the Tartan Pride nation is extremely proud of this group of young men and how they have represented Sinclair and the OCCAC. 

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