Three Oswego State athletes awarded SUNYAC accolades

Three Oswego State athletes were honored with SUNYAC accolades for their performances during the week ending April 13.

Tim Smith, Brendyn Karinchak and Nikki Greco were the recipients of baseball Player of the Week, baseball Pitcher of the week and women’s lacrosse Goalie of the Week.

Smith led the baseball team by batting .529 during the week. Smith went a perfect 4-for-4 on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader against SUNY Oneonta. That performance followed a 3-for-5 showing against SUNY Cortland on April 9. In total, Smith knocked in seven runs and crossed the plate four times throughout the week.

Karinchak has stayed hot on the mound and has been close to unhittable for Oswego State.

On April 11, the junior tossed a complete game, striking out 13 Red Dragons and allowing just one hit and one run to secure a 2-1 victory for the Lakers.

His complete game was the third consecutive start in which he pitched nine innings or more. Karinchak has allowed two earned runs over his last four outings.

Greco has been a rock in between the posts for Oswego State. She helped lead the Lakers to a 3-0 record throughout the week, allowing an average of less than five goals per game. Greco led the Lakers against Buffalo State, helping the team secure its first win against the Bengals since 2004. She registered eight saves in Oswego State’s win against Clarkson, as the Lakers earned a 14-5 victory. Greco gave up an average of 4.80 goals per game and saved 57.1 percent of the shots sent her way.

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