Immediate Release –Sports
April 23, 2018
Sinclair records the OCCAC baseball player of the week and softball pitcher of the week
By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Three of four OCCAC Spring Athlete of the Week honorees for April 16-22 are repeat customers while Cuyahoga’s Santiago Ramirez earns his first career Pitcher of the Week accolade. Softball selections Kallista Hribar (Lakeland; position player) and Alexis Strother (Sinclair; pitcher) both pick up their third award this season and Colin Shepherd (position player) from Sinclair snags his second.
Colin Shepherd (Sophomore/INF– Olentangy Orange H.S.) batted an even .500 (8-16) with three doubles, five RBI and seven runs scored as the Tartan Pride went 4-0 last week to improve to 28-8 overall and sit atop the conference standings at 12-2. He recorded at least one hit and one run in all four victories, posting a double and stolen base in three of four. Also named OCCAC Position Player of the Week on March 5.
Alexis Strother (Freshman/Pitcher – Lebanon H.S.) tallies her third OCCAC Pitcher of the Week recognition of 2018 (March 12, Apr. 9) following 13.2 innings worked over the span of three appearances (two starts). She went 2-0 while allowing six runs on 14 hits and two walks while fanning 18 batters. In 17 appearances this season, Alexis leads the team with 11 wins on 9 complete games. Coming down the stretch, Sinclair has put together an impressive 21-9 overall and 5-3 conference record.