May 10, 2019
Softball dominates all-conference honors
By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Sinclair Softball (31-14 / 14-2 OCCAC) finished the regular season as the OCCAC champion and followed it up with the NJCAA District I Tournament Championship. The 3-2 win over Lake Michigan vaulted the Pride to their first ever appearance in the NJCAA Division II Softball College World Series.
During the District Tournament last week, the conference announced the all-conference awards.
OCCAC Coach of the Year: Steve Beachler
OCCAC Pitcher of the Year: Ashley Brown
OCCAC 1st Team: Ashley Brown
OCCAC 1st Team: Cierra Chastain
OCCAC 1st Team: Kenedie Cox
OCCAC 1st Team: Hailey McEldowney
OCCAC 1st Team: Bailey Pennington
In addition, Sinclair placed Ashley Brown on the NJCAA Division II All-Region XII Team.
Sinclair continued to collect post-season honors with five players selected to the District I All-Tournament, which also included Ashley Brown earning the NJCAA District I Tournament Most Valuable Player Award.
District I All-Tournament Team: Ashley Brown
District I All-Tournament Team: Cierra Chastain
District I All-Tournament Team: Kenedie Cox
District I All-Tournament Team: Hailey McEldowney
Leading the Pride to it’s first conference championship since 1991 and capturing the first ever berth to the College World Series, Coach Steve Beachler was named the District I Coach of the Year.
The Pride will open World Series play on Wednesday the 22nd as the #11 seed against St. Louis CC. All games are being played at Traceway Park in Clinton, MS.