by Matthew Summers
DAYTON, Ohio- Sinclair swept Glen Oaks this past weekend by a combined score of 50-9 over the three games. The first game on Saturday saw the Tartans win 13-2 and then the doubleheader on Sunday resulted in a 9-5 win and then a 28-2 route to close the series. With the wins, Sinclair improves to a a 5-2 overall record and are in action again with a two game series against St. Clair County Community College this week.
The Tartan Pride had absolutely no problem driving in runs on a Sunday where it finally felt like spring was just around the corner. The Pride combined for 37 runs, 28 of them coming in the second game. Pitchers Alex Anders and Mitch Asman both had a somewhat shaky start each giving up one run in the first inning but were dominant the rest of the way. It also helped that the offense was providing a cushion. Jimmy White hit two home runs for the afternoon along with Alec Turner and Keenan Carter each knocking in a home run as well.
The second game of the day seemed as if the Tartans did not have any problems getting on base. The team combined for 23 hits and 26 RBIs. Every player in the starting lineup got on base at least once, and 8 of the 9 players got on base at least twice. It also helped when the other team could not find the strike zone. Seven Tartans got walked and on five seperate occasions, Sinclair batters got on base by way of being hit by a pitch. Andrew Holderman got bruised up while getting hit three times between the two games.
It appears that the Tartans have found their stride early. On the season, they are averaging 11 runs a game while giving up about three runs a game and having an on base percentage of .463. Assuming that the team plays like they have through the first seven games, Sinclair could have a very fun team to watch throughout the rest of the season.
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Patrick Kaindl Sports Information Director Sinclair Athletics