Owens Community College freshman pitcher Katilyn Turski (Cardinal Stritch Catholic) has been named Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year.
Turski went 8-3 in the OCCAC with an 3.46 ERA. She led the league in wins and innings pitched (66.2). Her win total was twice more than the next closest player, while she started 11 of the team's 12 conference games. She saw action in every conference game.
Turski was also named to the Region XII All-Tournament Team. She finished her season at 20-10 against all opponents.
|Owens CC pitcher Kaitlyn Turski.
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Aside from those top honors, the Express placed four players on the All-OCCAC team, including sophomore catcher Olivia Reeder (Genoa).
Reeder led the league in RBIs with 21 while hitting .333 (13-for-39). She also added seven runs, five doubles and two stolen bases. Her doubles total was second in the league.
The Express, which finished second in the OCCAC behind Cuyahoga Community College, dominated most offensive statistical categories in OCCAC play.
In runs, Melanie Iacoangeli (17), Mareshah Scott (13), Jaylee Glad (11), Amanda Sinay (9) and Hannah Shank (8) finished first, third, fourth, sixth and tenth. Sinay is also a Stritch product.
In hits, Iacoangeli (21), Scott (19), Emily Rockman (18) and Sinay (17) finished first, second, third and fifth.
In doubles, Rockman (7) and Reeder (5) were the top two, but Katie Butler added four doubles to finish third.
In triples, the league had 17 of them combined. Of those, the Express picked up five of them. Iacoangeli had two, while Alyssa Lassey, Taylor Miller and Sinay each had one.
Stolen bases are, perhaps, the category most dominated by the Express. They had the top four base stealers, as well as six of the top seven. Iacoangeli (25), Sinay (9), Scott (8) and Jaylee Glad (5) were the top four, while Hannah Shank (3) and Tyniesha Wilson (3) finished tied for sixth.
The Express also placed four of their hitters in the top five in batting average, while Sinay was also in the top 10. Scott (.594) and Iacoangeli (.477) were the top two, while Glad (.438) and Rockman (.429) finished fourth and fifth. Sinay's .415 average put her eighth.
As a team, the Express finished first in runs (97), first in hits (144), first in doubles (22), second in triples (5), first in RBI (81), first in walks (23), first in stolen bases (57), first in batting average (.410), first in on base percentage (.449) and first in slugging (.519). In strikeouts, they had the second fewest, and they only hit two home runs, which put them fourth.
The Express finished the season at 24-17. They reached the Region XII District G tournament finals for the fourth time in five seasons this year.