For the third straight season, (9th time in 11th years) Sinclair won the OCCAC Championship earning an automatic bid to the Regional.
Needing one win against Clark State to win the conference, Pride freshmen shortstop Matt Meyer was on a mission to get that done. Meyer accounted for all of the teams RBI’s, hitting two homeruns, his 5th and 6th of the season. Alex Theis improved to 8-0 on the season, throwing six scoreless innings while striking out 14.
Final Score: #3 Sinclair 5 Clark State 0
WP: Alex Theis (8-0) 6IP H 14K 5BB’s
Offensive Leaders: Brandon DeWitt 2-2 RS, Matt Meyer 2-3 2RS 2HR’s 5RBI’s.
The Clark State Eagles took their first lead of the series in the 3rd, and carried a 4-0 lead into the 5th. Sinclair fought back, with homeruns from Mike Sears & Justyn Eichbaum but fell short in their comeback. Sears hit his 15th homerun of the season, setting a new Sinclair single season record.
Final Score: Clark State 6 #3 Sinclair 5
LP: Jake Webb (5-4) 3IP 4H 4ER 3BB’s K
Offensive Leaders: Mike Sears 2-4 RS 2B HR 3RBI’s, Justyn Eichbaum 2-3 RS HR RBI
The Tartan offense bounced back in a big way in game three. Led by sophomores Alex Jacobs and Jeremiah Clarke, the Pride scored thirteen runs on twelve hits. AJ Peter picked up the win, throwing five innings allowing one run.
Final Score: #3 Sinclair 13 Clark State 1
WP: AJ Peter (9-0) 5IP 2H ER 3BB’s 8K’s
Offensive Leaders: Adam Schneider 2-4 4RS RBI BB 2SB, Alex Jacobs 4-5 3RS 2B HR 3RBI’s 2SB, Jeremiah Clarke 3-5 3RBI’s, Matt Meyer 2-3 RS 2B RBI.
Starter Drake Bauer continued his dominance in the conference with another complete game performance. The offense had twelve hits again, led by Jeremiah Clarke who had four hits, three extra-base hits, including a three-run homerun in the 3rd.
Final Score: #3 Sinclair 8 Clark State 1
WP: Drake Bauer (7-0) 7IP 6H ER 11K’s