Pair of Sinclair Baseball players earn OCCAC Awards
By Nicholas Huenefeld/OCCAC Sports Information
Ricky Krieger (SOPH/RHP – New Philadelphia H.S.) and Tyler Cowles (SOPH/OF-Grove City H.S.) of Sinclair Community College have earned the season's first Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) player and pitcher of the week awards in baseball.
Cowles, a sophomore outfielder, hit .381 with one home run, nine RBI, 11 runs and six stolen bases in seven games. He scored at least one run in each game, with multiple runs in three games - including a season-high three runs in a 13-2 win over Westmoreland County.
Krieger, a sophomore right-handed pitcher, went 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts over nine innings pitched. In an 11-1 win over Georgia Highlands, he went five innings and allowed three hits, one run and two walks while striking out six. Then, in a 7-1 win over St. Clair County, he went four innings and allowed one hit, one run and one walk while striking out four.
The season's first award is for all games played through March 6.
Congratulations to both players!
Sinclair is off to another great start as they are currently 9-0 and ranked 8th in the Nation. The Pride will take on Kellogg CC this weekend with the Friday doubleheader starting at 3pm and the Saturday doubleheader starting at 11am.
Sinclair plays all their home games at Grady’s Field at Athletes in Action in Xenia, OH.