BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Baseball) – The Shawnee State baseball team rode the coat tails of a five-hit shutout from starter Derek Moore (SO/Wheelersburg, Ohio), scraping out a pair of runs, as the Bears defeated St. Catharine, 2-0, in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament on Wednesday evening at Bowling Green Park.
Moore was spectacular throughout, surrendering just five hits and retiring the final 10 batters he faced. The right hander worked out of jams in the first and fourth frames, stranding a pair of runners in each inning, but was perfect in the second, third, seventh, eighth and ninth innings.
Shawnee State fell to Lindsey Wilson College in both games of a double-header on Friday. The series marked the end of the regular season, and the last games the Bears would play at Branch Rickey Park this season.
SSU struggled to find consistency in the first game of the twinbill, with Lindsey Wilson claiming the victory with a 14-4 final.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Baseball) – Shawnee State surrendered a pair of big innings, as Lindsey Wilson College plated six runs in the fourth inning and five more in the seventh en route to a 13-3, seven-inning victory to open the final series of Mid-South Conference regular-season play on Thursday afternoon at Branch Rickey Park.
Derek Moore (SO/Wheelersburg, Ohio) took his sixth loss of the season, surrendering 13 runs (nine earned) on 17 hits. The starter did not walk a batter and struck out one in 6.1 innings. Ethan Moffatt (JR/Somerville, Tenn.) closed out the final two-thirds of an inning, walking one and not allowing a hit.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Baseball) – Mason Wisner (SR/Bay Village, Ohio) lifted a single to left field to plate Matt Dvorscak (FR/Whiting, Ind.) in the Bears' final at-bat of the weekend, as Shawnee State snuck past Georgetown College with a 6-5 victory to salvage a Mid-South Conference three-game set with a win in game three.
Earlier in the day, Georgetown never trailed despite a wild, high-scoring affair that saw the Tigers take the series with a 10-7 win. The home squad won the opening game of the set Friday evening.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Softball) – Shawnee State erased a three-run deficit with a trio of runs in the sixth and tied the game again in the eighth, but Georgetown College plated a run in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-4 victory in game one of a three-game Mid-South Conference series at Robert N. Wilson Field on Friday evening.
Georgetown got out to a 3-0 lead off SSU starter Derek Moore (SO/Wheelersburg, Ohio), plating runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings while GC starter Payton Lobdell held the Bears scoreless over the opening five frames. Moore took a no-decision in seven innings of work, allowing four earned runs on seven innings, while striking out a pair.