BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Softball) – Following a 7-2 defeat at the hands of Campbellsville University in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament, the Shawnee State softball team was defeated by the University of Pikeville, 6-3, on Thursday evening to bring the season to a close at Michael O. Buchanon Park.
The Bears opened the day with a promising start in a noon matchup with top-seeded Campbellsville, plating a run in the opening inning to take a 1-0 advantage. Heidi Hall (SO/Greenwich, Ohio) opened with a one-out double to the center field wall and Hannah Dittoe (JR/Pickerington, Ohio) added a single to plate the first run of the game.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Softball) – Shawnee State softball players Allie Chapman (SR/Chesapeake, Ohio) and Hannah Dittoe (JR/Pickerington, Ohio) each grabbed a bit of hardware at the Mid-South Conference softball awards banquet last night, as Chapman was named First Team All-Conference and Dittoe garnered Second-Team honors.
Also at the banquet, four SSU players were named to the Academic All-Mid-South squad, awarded to all student-athletes of at least sophomore academic status, who earn a 3.25 GPA or higher. Chapman, Kelsey Jenkins (SR/Wheelersburg, Ohio), Miranda Melvin (SO/Oak Hill, Ohio) and Miranda Pauley (SO/Portsmouth, Ohio) each received this recognition.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Softball) – Playing in its final two competitions of the regular season slate, the Shawnee State softball team dropped both to the University of the Cumberlands – falling, 5-3, in game one and, 12-10 in game two – on Sunday afternoon at Boone Coleman Field.
Despite an offensive onslaught in game two that featured 14 hits and 10 runs, the Bears' pitching was unable to stifle the Patriot offense, surrendering 12 runs on 17 hits, including four runs in the final frame.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Softball) – On a day that honored a pair of four-year Shawnee State seniors, the duo each played pivotal roles as the Bears split a doubleheader bout with the University of the Cumberlands – winning game one, 2-1, before falling, 4-3, in game two – on Friday afternoon at Boone Coleman Field.
Allie Chapman (SR/Chesapeake, Ohio) got the victory in game one in complete fashion, going the distance while allowing just six hits, walking none and striking out four. Kelsey Jenkins (SR/Wheelersburg, Ohio) scored in the second, and added the eventual game-winner in the fifth.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Softball) – Following three victories in the circle for the Shawnee State softball team, Allie Chapman (SR/Chesapeake, Ohio) has been named the Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week, conference officials announce Monday afternoon.