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Three Owens Student-Athletes Earn Conference Honors

Graphic by Geoff Roberts/Owens Sports Information
Graphic by Geoff Roberts/Owens Sports Information

By Nicholas Huenefeld/Owens Sports Information

Toledo, Ohio---Owens Community College student-athletes Tyler Huth, Tori Weidinger and Lesley Ducat have earned Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) player and pitcher of the week honors in baseball and softball.

Huth is a freshman right handed pitcher for the Express baseball team. In a closely contested pitcher of the week competition, Huth won out over Pat Boyle of Sinclair (1-0, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K) and Steve Dorsey of Lakeland (2-0, 12 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 18 K).

To do so, Huth went 2-0 with a complete game victory and a win in relief. In 7.2 innings, he allowed three hits and two walks with 14 strikeouts. In a 1-0 win over Lakeland on April 5, he tossed seven innings and allowed three hits and two walks with 14 strikeouts, which tied the program's single game record.

Huth and the Express are 8-14 overall and 3-5 in OCCAC play, which puts them in third place in the OCCAC. They will be back in action with a road doubleheader on Thursday against Heidelberg University JV.

Weidinger and Ducat, meanwhile, helped lead the Express softball team to a 7-1 record last week, including a 4-0 record in OCCAC play. 

Weidinger, a freshman catcher/outfielder, was named the player of the week. She went 11-for-23 (.478) with five runs, four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs. In OCCAC action, she went 7-for-14 (.500) with five runs, three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs. On the season, she is hitting .469 with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs, 22 RBIs and 11 runs. In OCCAC play, she leads the conference in at bats, home runs, RBIs and total bases.

Ducat, a freshman right handed pitcher, earned pitcher of the week honors. She appeared in eight games total last week and went 7-0 with three complete games. She totaled 34 innings pitched, 37 hits allowed, 12 runs allowed, 11 earned runs allowed, four walks, 34 strikeouts and a 2.26 ERA.

In OCCAC play, Ducat was 4-0 in four appearances spanning 19 innings. She allowed 22 hits, eight runs (seven earned) and two walks with 19 strikeouts. Earlier in the week, she tossed a complete game shutout of No. 8 Mercyhurst North East. In that game, she allowed five hits and zero walks while striking out eight. For the season, she is 13-0 with 69 IP, 67 K and a 2.13 ERA.

The Express softball team is 14-2 overall and 4-0 in OCCAC play, which puts them in sole possession of first place. They will be back in action on Wednesday with a road doubleheader against Cuyahoga Community College.