(5)Sinclair Baseball finishes 3rd in the College World Series

(5)Sinclair Baseball finishes 3rd in the College World Series

Dayton, OH – (5) Sinclair (53-12) finished the best season in school history with a third place finish at the NJCAA Division II College World Series.

Making their first ever apperance, 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.

Not only was this the first Sinclair trip to the World Series, but it has been 25 years since an Ohio team has made the trip.

The Pride was able to win the first two games of the tournament before getting knocked off by Gateway 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 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 runner 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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