PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Softball) – Piketon High School product Cheyenne Pack became the latest of several signees for the Shawnee State softball squad for the 2015 season, signing scholarship papers this week.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Softball) – The Shawnee State softball squad continues to bolster the 2015 roster, inking Grove City High School third baseman Rachael Ash late last week.
Ash, a four-year letterwinner for the Greyhounds, batted .402 during her senior season, adding First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference and First Team All-District honors en route to a 26-7 record. During the 2014 season Grove City advanced all the way to the OSHAA state championship game in Division I.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Softball) – Wheelersburg High School product Abbi Sparks has signed to play for the Shawnee State University softball team, the team announced Monday.
Sparks, a four-year letterwinner for the Pirates, was honored as an All-SOC First Team player during her senior year and garnered All-SOC Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore.
PORTSMOUTH – Allie Chapman (JR/Chesapeake, Ohio) has been named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete for Shawnee State softball as announced by the national conference. To be eligible for this honor, a student-athlete must be in at least junior academic standing and hold a GPA of 3.5 or higher while enrolled at the current institution for at least one full year.
PORTSMOUTH - The man who led Shawnee State softball to national prominence is calling it a career as Ralph Cole has announced his retirement as head coach of the Bears after 23 seasons at the helm. During his time leading the softball program, Cole racked up 625 wins against just 317 losses and two ties, a .663 career winning percentage. At the time of his retirement announcement, Cole ranks 10th among all active coaches in the NAIA in career coaching victories. He took over as the Bears' head coach prior to the 1992 season.