Coach Bob Schultz’s (Waite grad) Owens College baseball team captured its eighth OCCAC regular season title (10-2 record) in the program’s history.
The conference championship is the fifth in the last six years. Owens Express men’s baseball is ranked No. 10 in the latest NJCAA Division II poll.
Owens began its postseason run toward a national title as the Express hosted the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Men’s Baseball Postseason Tournament Championship this past weekend.
The winner of the OCCAC Postseason Tournament advances to the NJCAA Region XII Men’s Baseball Championship, which will be held May 8-10 in Battle Creek, Mich.
Teams participating in the tournament included Owens, Sinclair, Cuyahoga and Lakeland.
The Express took a 31-6 overall record into the double elimination tournament where they played Lakeland (2-22) Saturday morning in semifinal action. The other semifinal game on Saturday featured Sinclair (29-10) versus Cuyahoga (3-21).
The OCCAC championship game was scheduled to occur at 1 p.m. on Sunday (April 26). If necessary, a second OCCAC championship game would take place at 4 p.m. in the double elimination tournament.
For more information about the tournament, call (567) 661-7973 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7973.