Tri-C Baseball Players Catch Postseason Honors
Seven Triceratops earn All-OCCAC accolades
The Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) baseball team placed seven players on the 2019 All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Team following another dominating season on the diamond.
The Triceratops posted a 34-16 record on the field while once again qualifying for the district tournament and a chance to advance to nationals. The district tournament begins today in Sandusky.
The on-field success brought postseason honors for the following players:
Colton Bauer: All-OCCAC First Team
The shortstop batted .370 with seven home runs, 52 RBI and 44 runs scored while taking part in a team-leading 12 double plays in the field. The sophomore from Grove City is working toward an Associate of Arts degree at Tri-C.
Dominick Bucko: All-OCCAC First Team
The outfielder hit .389 while slugging a team-high 11 home runs. He also added 49 RBI and 62 runs scored and won three OCCAC Player of the Week awards. The sophomore from Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, is working toward an Associate of Arts degree.
Seth Bailey: All-OCCAC Second Team/All-OCCAC Freshman Team
The third baseman batted .366 while smacking 16 doubles and eight home runs. His stat line also included 31 RBI and 32 runs scored. The freshman from Plymouth is studying construction management.
Brock Begue: All-OCCAC Second Team
The left-hander stands among the national leaders with a 9-1 record, 1.80 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 60 innings. The sophomore from North Canton is taking classes at Tri-C to build toward a career in construction management.
Enzo Bonventre: All-OCCAC Second Team
The catcher played flawlessly behind the plate, with no errors in 43 games. He also hit eight home runs while batting .286 with 31 RBI. The sophomore from St. Clair Shores, Michigan, will graduate from Tri-C this month with an Associate of Arts degree.
David Espinal: All-OCCAC Second Team/All-OCCAC Freshman Team
The catcher/first baseman led the team with 54 RBI and a .440 batting average. He also hit nine home runs and 14 doubles. The freshman from the Dominican Republic is working toward an Associate of Arts degree.
Josh Meyer: All-OCCAC Second Team
The right-hander went 7-1 with two saves and a 3.06 ERA while striking out 55 batters in 47.1 innings. The freshman from Medina is studying physical therapy at the College.
Begue and Espinal also were named to the NJCAA All-Region XII team.
The team’s official record listed by the NJCAA and conference is 9-41. An April ruling by the NJCAA regarding missing waiver transfers for two players led to Tri-C forfeiting 25 victories in which the two student-athletes appeared to that point in the season.
The students were deemed eligible immediately upon filing the paperwork and completed the season with the team. The Triceratops won nine of their last 10 games.
For more information on Tri-C teams, visit www.tri-c.edu/athletics.
May 14, 2019
John Horton, 216-987-4281 email@example.com