Just hours after knocking out top-seeded Lindsey Wilson to advance to the Mid-South Conference Championship Game for the second consecutive year, the Bears were unable to get any offense going as they fell 3-0 to the Tigers of Georgetown College. Shawnee State scored zero runs on only three hits after scoring a combined 28 runs on 45 hits in their first four games of the tournament.
Starting pitcher Alex Taku (Santa Cruz, CA) tossed an impressive game, throwing 8.0 innings allowing three runs on six hits with zero walks. Taku pitched on two days rest after throwing 7.0 innings against Rio Grande on Thursday.
The Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning on three hits. After the inning Taku allowed only one hit for the following five innings and retired eight straight batters at one point in the game keeping the Bears within two runs.
Georgetown scored an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning to extend their lead to 3-0 giving the Bears one more opportunity in the ninth.
However, Tigers starting pitcher Jason McGinnis retired SSU's three batters and shut down the Bears for a complete game allowing only three hits to take the MSC Championship.
Shawnee State finished the year as MSC Tournament runner-up and an overall record of 34-25.