KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Mistakes seem to be magnified when competing in the postseason regardless of the sport. The Shawnee State baseball team learned that lesson the hard way Friday morning in its Mid-South Conference elimination game against Rio Grande. Three unearned runs, which were a direct result of three errors in the field, coupled with a complete game shutout from the RedStorm's Ryan Robertson, all led to a 3-0 victory for Rio Grande and the end of the season for the Bears.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Shawnee State's Cody Strayer and Cumberland's Kevin T. Greene started the Mid-South Conference Baseball Tournament off with a pitcher's duel. Early runs would prove to be the difference as the top-seeded Bulldogs (38-15-1) edged out the Bears (29-27), 3-1. The Bears will now look to keep their season alive Friday morning against Rio Grande at 10 a.m.
PORTSMOUTH – Baseball will open the Mid-South Conference Tournament Thursday morning at 10 a.m. vs. Cumberland University. The Bears locked down the eighth and final playoff spot by winning the final weekend series of the season and will take on the regular season MSC Champion in the opening round. The Bulldogs (37-15-1, 19-2 MSC) are ranked in the No. 11 in the most recent NAIA Poll.
DAYTON, Ohio – Playing its final regular season game of the year in anticipation of this weekend's Mid-South Conference Tournament, baseball was downed by Division I Wright State, 12-1. The Bears (29-26) held the Raiders (18-18) off the board in the first two innings before the hosts exploded for all 12 of their runs over the next three innings.
PORTSMOUTH - After locking up its spot in the Mid-South Conference Tournament by taking two of three from St. Catharine this past weekend, coupled with some help from Rio Grande, baseball will travel to Wright State Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. for one final tune-up before the Mid-South Conference Tournament.