PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Baseball) – Shawnee State was just four outs from a series-clinching victory against Georgetown College on Sunday afternoon, but surrendered seven runs – all with two outs – in the eighth inning en route to a 12-8 defeat at the hands of the Tigers to close out the regular season slate at Branch Rickey Park.
The Bears jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first three innings, thanks in part to their own two-out rally in the third. With the score tied, 2-2, SSU sent seven hitters to the plate, all seven reaching in some capacity. The Bears collected four hits, two walks and a hit batter all with two outs, plating six runs in the frame.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Baseball) – Shawnee State got another solid outing from Derek Moore (JR/Wheelersburg, Ohio), along with a two-RBI day from Christian Helton (FR/Lexington, Ky.) en route to a 4-0 win over Georgetown College in game one – but suffered a 10-inning defeat in game two – as the Bears earned a doubleheader split with the Tigers on Senior Day at Branch Rickey Park.
Prior to game two, seniors Brandon Bonar (SR/Chillicothe, Ohio), Austin Hall (SR/Wheelersburg, Ohio), Mitchell Lendenski (SR/Loveland, Ohio) and Conner Wilson (SR/San Diego, Calif.) were honored for their contributions to the Bears' program.
Shawnee State and Georgetown are set for the series rubber match on Sunday, beginning at noon at Branch Rickey Park.
BLUEFIELD, Va. (Baseball) – Shawnee State scored six runs in the final three innings, erasing a four run deficit to earn a mid-week victory, 7-5, over Bluefield College on Tuesday afternoon at Bowen Field.
The Bears (18-29) took advantage of three hits and two Bluefield errors in the seventh inning to make it a one-run game with two innings remaining. With runners on first and third, Christian Helton (FR/Lexington, Ky.) took advantage of an error to plate the first run of the inning, as Andrew Dito (JR/Loraine, Ohio) scampered home.
COLUMBIA, Ky. (Baseball) – The Shawnee State baseball team committed six errors – leading to six unearned runs – in game one, and were unable to overcome a three run first inning in game two, as the Bears dropped a pair of Mid-South Conference contests to Lindsey Wilson on Saturday afternoon at Egnew Park.
With the victories, Lindsey Wilson (32-17, 12-6 Mid-South) completed the three-game series sweep of SSU (17-30, 5-13). The Bears will return to action on Tuesday with a non-conference single game on the road at Bluefield College. First pitch of the nine inning bout is set for 3 p.m.
COLUMBIA, Ky. (Baseball) – The Shawnee State baseball team got three hits from Mitchell Lendenski (SR/Loveland, Ohio) and RBIs from Conner Wilson (SR/San Diego, Calif.), Nick Rose (FR/Olentangy, Ohio) and Andrew Vanthournout (SO/Bowling Green, Ky.), but could not erase a three-run deficit in the ninth, falling to Lindsey Wilson in the opening bout of a three game set on Friday night at Egnew Park.
The Bears (17-27, 5-11 Mid-South) found themselves in a three-run hole following a two-run bottom of the eighth – as Brandon Munoz dropped a two-out, two-RBI single to shallow left – but rallied to give themselves a chance in the ninth.