Sinclair Splits Opener with Cuyahoga

Conference Play Begins! Sinclair Splits Opener with Cuyahoga

Jacob Robinson

Game 1
For the first time all season Jeremiah Kerns battled control issues for the Pride. Poor defense behind him didn't help either but he was able fight through four innings leaving the game trailing 5-0. The offense started the comeback by scoring three in the bottom of the 4th and then cut the lead down to one in the 5th with a Marcus Heath solo homerun. Cuyahoga's offense was keep in check by Austin Pressly who kept putting zero's on the board giving his team a chance to win. In the 7th, still trailing by a run, Jeremiah Kerns delivered his first homerun of the season to tie the game at five. After Pressly pitched another scoreless inning in the 8th, Marcus Heath once again went deep for a two-out walk-off homerun to win the game.

Final Score: #16 Sinclair 6 Cuyahoga 5 (In 8 Innings)
WP: Austin Pressly (2-1) 4 IP 0 Runs

Offensive Leaders: Marcus Heath 3-5 2 HR (5, 6) 2 RBI's, 2-4 RS 3B, Steve Buglione 2-5, Chas Harper 1-2 RBI.

Game 2
Christian McElroy started the second game and ran into control problems of his own early too. After two innings pitched, McElroy walked five batters and had thrown over 70 pitches. After walking a run in the 2nd, he settled down and threw three scoreless innings while only throwing 30 pitches and not allowing a base runner. In the top of the 6th the Pride brought in closer Matt Addis in a 1-1 game. Addis fell behind 2-0 to the leadoff hitter Kane who laced a line drive to dead center just out of the reach of a leaping Chas Harper. With Harper on the ground, Kane was able to run around all the bases scoring a inside the park homerun. Addis allowed three more runs on three more hits and Cuyahoga extended their lead to 5-1. The Pride bats didn't quit and scored a couple in the 6th and one in the 7th cutting the lead to one. In the end though it was not enough and Cuyahoga won 5-4.

Final Score: Cuyahoga 5 #16 Sinclair 4

LP: Matt Addis (1-2) 2 IP 4 ER's.

Offensive Leaders: Brandon Branigan 3-3 2RS 2B, Blake Hall 2-3 2 RBI's.


Steve Dintaman


Sinclair Community College


Head Baseball Coach


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