Circleville, Ohio (Softball) – Shawnee State broke a 17-game losing streak on Monday after defeating Ohio Christian University in both games. Shawnee claimed the second victory in extra innings at the OCU Softball Field.
Allie Chapman (SR/Chesapeake, Ohio) pitched in the first game of the day for SSU. She earned the win after allowing just four hits and no walks with four strikeouts in her shutout performance. Taylor Moore got the loss for OCU.
COLUMBIA, Ky. (Softball) – No. 8 Lindsey Wilson's Lyndsey Parden struck out the first 13 batters she faced – and 15 of the 18 in the contest – en route to a six-inning perfect game, leading the Blue Raiders to an 8-0 victory to set up a four-game sweep of the Bears, culminating with a pair of 8-0 wins on Sunday afternoon at Lindsey Wilson Park.
Parden's quest for perfection began with four-straight innings of three-up-three down, three strikeout innings, as the Blue Raiders scored five runs in the second inning to take a commanding lead. After a leadoff strikeout in the fifth, Heidi Hall (SO/Greenwich, Ohio) finally put a ball in play, grounding out back to the circle. The LWC hurler added another K in the fifth for good measure, and struck out four of the final six batters.
COLUMBIA, Ky. (Softball) – The Shawnee State softball team collected just five hits in two games, as No. 8 Lindsey Wilson did just enough scoring to end two games in five innings, collecting 8-0 and 9-0 victories in the opening doubleheader of a four-game Mid-South Conference set on Saturday afternoon at Lindsey Wilson Park.
No SSU player collected more than a single hit in the two contests, as five different players accounted for the five Shawnee State hits throughout the afternoon.
RIO GRANDE, Ohio (Softball) – Despite 12 hits in game two, including three from Hannah Dittoe (JR/Pickerington, Ohio) and two each from Kelsey Jenkins (SR/Wheelersburg, Ohio) and Heidi Hall (SO/Greenwich, Ohio), the Shawnee State softball team was bested for the 12th and 13th straight times, falling twice in a doubleheader versus the University of Rio Grande on Wednesday at Rio Softball Park.
The RedStorm limited SSU to just three hits and a single run in a 5-1 victory in game one, before opening up for eight runs in game two – including a five-run third – en route to an 8-4 advantage.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Softball) – Following a 5-4 start to open the 2015 campaign, the Shawnee State softball team hit a winless stretch to conclude the month of March, culminating in a pair of defeats Tuesday afternoon, 7-1 and 14-3, on the road at Georgetown College.
The Bears could muster just five hits in the opening game, and committed four errors in the six-run defeat.