Chillicothe, OH – The Shawnee State baseball team had their best offensive showing of the young 2013 season to defeat Ohio-Chillicothe on Wednesday, February 27. The Bears (8-8) scattered 18 hits around the ballpark to score 23 runs over six innings to win 23-3.
Shawnee State had six players have multi-hit games as Jake Lankheit lead the way going 3-for-5 with a game-high 6 RBI's. The Bears accounted for eight doubles, five triples, and a homerun (Calvin Sluberski) giving them their highest scoring outburst since scoring 23 runs against Pikeville on March 30, 2012.
Shawnee State also saw big performances at the plate from Todd Queener, as he went 2-for-3 with two triples and two RBI's. Sluberski, who had a homerun in the second inning – went 2-for-3 at the plate with 3 RBI's. Dustin Bickmeyer, Daniel Katayama, and Brady Hightchew all chipped in with multi-hit games the Bears.
Shawnee State scored 16 runs in the first two innings while scoring six more in the fifth inning before scoring one in the sixth for a total of 23.
The Bears also got four solid contributions on the mound. Sluberski (1-1) started the game and tossed 2.0 innings allowing only one hit. He was relieved by Ryan Hackworth, Jake Huber, and Bryan Sharkey who all combined to allow five hits and only three runs in four innings of work.
Shawnee State will now host Bluefield College this weekend after originally scheduled to travel to Bluefield. Impending weather has caused the switch as the Bears will now open conference play at home this Saturday. The Bears will play one game on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and will play a doubleheader Sunday, starting at noon.