The Pride carried a 4-3 lead after six innings and erupted for six runs in the seventh to put the game away. Every starter got on base, and two players had three hits each.
Final Score: Sinclair 10, Lakeland 5
WP: Jon Thacker (4-0) 6IP 7H 3ER 8K's
Offensive Leaders: Joe Ford 2-4 2RS 2B, Austin Downing 1-2 RS BB SAC RBI, Darwin Argumedo 3-4 2RS 2B RBI, Jon Lowe 3-4 RS 2 2B's 3 RBIs, Blake Hall 1-3 2B RBI
Ian Creager cruised in the second game, only allowing two hits in his six scoreless innings of work. Creager added six strikeouts to his impressive total this year and did not walk a single hitter. The offensive scored in every inning but the first and took advantage of Lakeland's defensive miscues.
Final Score: Sinclair 10, Lakeland 0
WP: Ian Creager (4-1) 6IP 2H 0ER 6K's
Offensive Leaders: Dan Lawrence 2-3 RS BB RBI, Drew Williams 1-3 RBI, Darwin Argumedo 2-4 RS RBI, Kyle Vander Ark 2-3 2RS BB HR (2) 3 RBIs
Out of all the games in the series, this was the biggest battle. Sinclair starter Stephen Holland went down early with an injury in the third inning, and Brock Trimbur came in relief. Trailing 4-1, the Tartans fought back to make it a 4-3 game after scoring a run in the top of the sixth. Lakeland answered with a pair of doubles and extended their lead to 6-3. Jon Lowe continued his hot streak with a leadoff single, and Blake Hall reached on an error. After a Taylor Neal strikeout, Joe Ford drew a walk to load the bases. Austin Downing hit a deep ball to right that was caught for the second out of the inning but scored the runner from third. With two outs and still trailing by two, Dan Lawrence was hit by a pitch to load the bases again. Drew Williams then drilled what would have been the game-tying single up the middle, but it hit the pitcher and rolled toward second base. Another run scored and bases remained loaded. That brought up the Columbian Crusher, Darwin Argumedo, and Gato Grande delivered another huge base hit to left, scoring two and giving the Pride the lead. Ryan Carter closed the door in the seventh for the save, and the comeback was complete.
Final Score: Sinclair 7, Lakeland 6
WP: Brock Trimbur (5-0) 3.1 IP 4 H ER 3K's.
SV: Ryan Carter (3) IP H 2K's
Offensive Leaders: Austin Downing 1-2 2RS BB 2B RBI, Dan Lawrence 2-2 2RS HBP BB, Drew Williams 2-4 2B RBI, Darwin Argumedo 2-4 4 RBIs, Jon Lowe 2-3 RS 2B
Corey Johnson allowed a run to score in the sixth but still had not given up a hit. The offense once again did their part scoring in five of the seven innings, and the score was 11-1 after the top of the seventh. In the bottom half, Johnson hit the first batter but recorded two fly outs to move one out away. The next hitter pulled a groundball down the line that was knocked down by a diving Matt Sullivan, who then threw a bullet across the diamond just in time to nail the runner at first. This was Johnson's first career no-hitter and the first conference no-hitter from a Sinclair pitcher in a very long time.
WP: Corey Johnson (2-3) CG 7IP ER 3K's NO HITS
Offensive Leaders: Joe Ford 1-3 SB RS BB SAC RBI, Dan Lawrence 2-5 3RS RBI, Drew Williams 1-3 2BBs RBI, Matt Sullivan 2-3 RS BB RBI, Taylor Neal 1-2 2RS 2BBs
Sinclair Community College
Head Baseball Coach