FRANKFORT, Ky. (Baseball) – The Shawnee State baseball team scored four runs in the first two innings, then laid a seven-spot in the third, as Mitchell Lendenski (JR/Loveland, Ohio), Jacob Waters (JR/DeWitt, Mich.) and Mason Wisner (SR/Bay Village, Ohio) each recorded three-plus RBIs and the Bears cruised to a 19-0 victory over Kentucky State University on Wednesday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.
The Bears got a solid outing from starter Ethan Moffatt (JR/Somerville, Tenn.), who went five innings, allowing just two hits and three walks, while holding the Thoroughbreds scoreless and striking out four. Paul Zepeda (FR/Houston, Texas) worked a perfect inning of scoreless relief, and Austyn Goodwin (FR/Lexington, Ky.) worked through a hit in the seventh to complete the shutout and put the game away.
SSU collected five extra base hits in the game, including a pair of doubles from Lendenski. Batting from the leadoff spot, Lendenski went 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBIs, three runs scored and a walk.
Waters provided a 1-for-3 performance in the two hole, but knocked in three runs in the game and scored one of his own. Wisner, firing on all cylinders this week, hit his second home run and second double of the week, knocking in a game-high four runs on a 2-for-5 afternoon.
In total, the Bears collected 18 hits to score 19 runs, as the squad went 18-of-39 at the plate, while limiting KSU to just 3-of-22 with no extra-base hits. Moffatt earned the first victory of his college career, while Chae Butler took the loss for Kentucky State.
The Bears are back in action Saturday for a doubleheader with the University of the Cumberlands at Branch Rickey Park. Friday's originally scheduled single-game with the Patriots has been canceled due to weather concerns. Saturday's first pitch is now slated for 1 p.m.