Sinclair sweeps Lakeland to open conference play

Sinclair sweeps Lakeland to open conference play

Dayton, OH – (8) The Sinclair baseball (27-2) team extended their winning streak to 14 with a sweep over Lakeland. The Pride scored in every first inning and never trailed the entire weekend.

Game 1

Alex Anders took a no-hitter into the 6th inning, but was lifted after giving up back-to-back hits. The southpaw ended up with nine strikeouts, and picked up his 4th win of the season. The offense was led by Ben Myers who had three hits and racked up six RBI’s.

Final: #8 Sinclair 11, Lakeland 4

WP: Alex Anders (4-0) 5IP 2H 2ER 9K’s 3BB’s

Offensive Leaders: Ben Myers 3-4 RS 2 2B’s 6 RBI’s, Tyler Cowles 2-4 2RS 3B HR RBI, Nick Massey 2-4 2RS RBI, Alex Turner 2-3 3RS 2B, Chad Roberts 2-4 2RS 2 2B’s 2 RBI’s

Game 2

The Sinclair bats ended the second game early after erupting for ten runs in the 3rd inning. Chad Roberts led the way with two homeruns (8, 9) and four RBI’s, while three others had multi-hit games. Ricky Krieger threw five strong innings allowing three hits, striking out seven.

Final: #8 Sinclair 12, Lakeland 0

WP: Ricky Krieger (5-0) CG 5IP 3H 7K’s 3BB’s

Offensive Leaders: Chad Roberts 2-3 3RS 2HR’s 4 RBI’s, Alec Turner 2-2 2RS 2B 3 RBI’s, Nick Massey 2-3 2RS 2B RBI, Connor Cleary 2-2 RS RBI BB 2SB’s

Game 3

The Tartan bats got on the board early scoring seven runs in the first two innings. Third basemen Alec Turner had two doubles in those inning, knocking in two runs and Ben Myers added yet another double also driving in two. Starter Brody Basilone pitched five scoreless innings before giving up a pair of homeruns in the 6th and the 7th. Basilone finished the game notching his third complete game of the season.

Final: #8 Sinclair 10, Lakeland 5

WP: Brody Basilone (3-2) CG 7IP 6H 5ER 3K’s 2 BB’s

Offensive Leaders: Alec Turner 2-3 2RS 2 2B’s 2 RBI’s, Chad Roberts 2-3 2RS RBI BB, Ben Myers 2-4 2B 4 RBI’s, Hunter Losekamp 1-2.

Game 4

Tyler Cowles got things started for the Pride with a solo homerun (7) in the first and the Pride never looked back. The offense put the game away for good with five runs in the 5th inning highlighted by a two run single from Billy Kidd. Starter Jake Mason improved his record to 4-0 with a complete game.

Final: #8 Sinclair 11, Lakeland 2

WP: Jake Mason (4-0) CG 7IP 3H 2ER 6K’s BB

Offensive Leaders: Alec Turner 2-3 3RS HR (4) RBI BB, Ben Myers 2-4 RS, Billy Kidd 2-3 2RS 3RBI’s BB

The Pride will take on regional foe Vincennes on Tuesday in a doubleheader starting at 2pm and then host Edison in a conference series over the weekend.

Sinclair plays all their home games at Grady's Field at Athletes in Action in Xenia, OH.

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