Immediate Release –Sports
March 5, 2018
Shepherd earns OCCAC baseball player of the week
By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Believe it or not, Spring sports have begun in the OCCAC and the conference’s first Baseball/Softball Athletes of the Week (Feb. 26-March 4) have been awarded. Lakeland’s Kallista Hribar (position player) and Abby Takacs (pitcher) swept the softball accolades while Colin Shepherd of Sinclair picked up baseball player of the week recognition and Cuyahoga’s Doug Smith is the pitcher of the week.
Shepherd (Sophomore Infielder – Olentangy, OH) hit .500 (8-16) during a 4-1 opening week for the Tartan Pride of Sinclair Community College. He drove in seven runs and posted a pair of extra-base hits (a double and a triple). Once on the base paths, Shepherd swiped two bags and scored a run in four different games. He stepped it up in a series victory over No. 18 McHenry, going 7-for-13 (.538) with three straight multi-hit games and a half dozen RBI.
Sinclair is 6-3 overall this year and currently ranked 15th in NJCAA Division II. The Pride will host Kellogg this weekend in a three game series at Athletes in Action.