Stellar Performances Showcased in OCCAC Weekly Honors

Stellar Performances Showcased in OCCAC Weekly Honors

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Cuyahoga and Sinclair continued their dominance of the OCCAC weekly honors, sweeping the awards for April 15-21. Lexi Rehm and Dominick Bucko from Cuyahoga are the OCCAC Softball and Baseball Players of the Week while Sinclair’s Cierra Chastain and Drake Bauer earned their respective Pitcher of the Week accolades.

Cuyahoga Community College | Baseball Player of the Week
Bucko ripped 11 hits in 22 at-bats, flashing huge power numbers with a 1.136 slugging percentage on the strength of three homeruns, three doubles and a triple in a half dozen games. In the week-capping win at Eastern Gateway, Bucko smacked a dinger from both sides of the plate. He was directly responsible for 19 runs, scoring 10 while driving in nine to pick up his second conference honor of the season (also on Apr. 8).

Cuyahoga Community College | Softball Player of the Week
Rehm went 6-for-9 with three homeruns and seven RBI in a pair of Triceratops wins. She began the week with two hits (both for extra bases), two runs and two RBI in a 6-0 triumph over Lakeland. Rehm then terrorized the Lakers to the tune of two more homers, five RBI, four runs and a perfect 4-for-4 day at the dish. Rehm is now a two-time winner, corralling player of the week recognition last season on March 19, 2018.

Cuyahoga has seized five consecutive OCCAC Softball Player of the Week laurels, showcasing the team depth with five different student-athletes selected.   

Sinclair Community College | Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Bauer fanned 13 of 17 batters faced in a dominant 5-inning complete game vs. Lakeland. The Tartan Pride raced to an 11-0 victory during Bauer’s one-hit, one-walk shutout.

Sinclair Community College | Softball Pitcher of the Week
Chastain was victorious in both appearances, one start and one out of the ‘pen, standing in the circle for a total of 12.0 innings. For the week, she struck out 14 batters while surrendering just three hits and a walk. Her day began with a 5-inning relief stint before coming right back and tossing a complete game shutout in Game 2 of the doubleheader. That’s a dozen straight innings of scoreless pitching in a 2-0 doubleheader for the Tartan Pride.