Catamounts travel to Ohio for three-game series with Sinclair

The Potomac State Baseball team will head on the road for the third straight weekend, this time heading west to Ohio for a three-game series with Sinclair Community College.

Scott Fox vs Sinclair
Scott Fox retires a runner at first against Sinclair last season.

The two teams will face off for a single game on Saturday that will be played at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00p.m.

On Sunday the Pride will be hosting an 11:00a.m. doubleheader at Athletes In Action's Grady's Field-in Xenia, Ohio.

This marks the first time that Potomac State has played at Sinclair. However the two teams have meet often, with Sinclair holding a commanding edge. Sinclair has won eight of the last nine games against the Catamounts.

Led by strong performances on the mound, Sinclair completed a three-game sweep over PSC at Golden Park last season. Game one starting pitcher Jon Thacker turned in a very strong performance with his first complete game of the season in a 14-2 win. In Game two Pride starter Ian Creager dominated PSC hitters as the sophomore struck out nine hitters in his first five innings of work leading SCC to a 4-1 extra inning win.

In game three Stephen Holland provided another great outing with six strikeouts in seven innings of work as the Pride rallied late for a 2-1 win.

Potomac State scored just four runs in 23 innings of baseball.

Last season, Sinclair finished 44-14 tying the school record in wins and was ranked as high as 3rd in the NJCAA poll. For the 4th straight season, the Tartan Pride won the OCCAC Conference Title, giving them an automatic bid to the regional. In the past ten seasons, Sinclair has won six OCCAC Conference Championships and have been to the regional seven straight times.

In 2010, Sinclair again swept PSC in three games at Golden Park by scores of 12-7, 2-1 and 12-4.

Going back to 2009, SCC took two out of three from PSC winning 8-6 and 14-3. PSC took game two of the three by a score of 3-0.

Potomac State, who is 3-4 on the season, has traveled to South Carolina the past two weekends playing in the Pepsi Invitational.

Fans can follow the Sinclair series on GameChanger and listen to the broadcast over the internet at www.gemcitysports.com.