10 vs. Mt. Vernon (@ NAIA Region IX
State lost to Mt. Vernon 10-8 in 10 innings on
Friday afternoon at the NAIA Region IX
Tournament. Tom Spille (2-4) took the
loss for the Bears. He worked 4.0
innings in relief of Brian Bachman.
Spille gave up five runs on on five hits.
Bachman worked 6.0 innings and gave up five
runs on six hits. Jon Roy had two
homeruns and four RBI's in the losing effort.
Tom Janis had three hits including his ninth
double of the season.
10 vs. Walsh (@ NAIA Region IX Tournament)
State blew a 4-0 lead and lost to Walsh
University by a score of 9-6 in the second
round of the NAIA Region IX Tournament.
A. J. Hurst (4-2) gave up eight runs (six
earned) on 12 hits in 7.0+ innings. He
struck out eight batters and walked just one.
Jon Estep, Brian Bachman, and Jon Roy had two
hits each in the game.
9 vs. Mt. Vernon (@ NAIA Region IX Tournament)
State defeated Mt. Vernon Nazarene College 5-4
in the opening round of the NAIA Region IX
Tournament. The Bears scored on a
two-out double by Jon Estep, which scored Tom
Janis from first base, in the bottom of the
9th inning. Nate Pool (3-0) picked up
the win in relief of Eric Brooks. He
pitched 1.0 innings and allowed one hit.
Brooks worked 8.0 innings and gave up four
runs (three earned) on 10 hits. Estep
collected four hits on the day including two
doubles. Jon Roy also added two hits for
6 @ Cincinnati
State stunned The University of Cincinnati
downing the Bearcats by a score of 8-7 in 11
innings. SSU jumped out early as they
scored four runs in the top of the first
inning. Jon Estep and Keenan Perry had
back-to-back homeruns in the inning. UC tied
the game with two runs in the bottom of the
first and two runs in the fourth inning.
Each team scored scored one run in the fifth
and two runs in the seventh. Shawnee State
took the lead for the final time in the top of
the eleventh inning when Tom Janis laced a
double down the right field line to score Ryan
Jones from second base. Brian Bachman
(3-4) picked up the win as he pitched the
final 3.1 innings. Matt Lasita (0-1) took the
loss for the Bearcats.
3 vs. Urbana
State swept a double-header from Urbana
University by scores of 3-1 and 6-5. SSU
won the opener behind a strong pitching
performance from Eric Brooks. Brooks (5-3)
pitched 7.0 innings and allowed just one
unearned run on six hits. He struck out 4
while walking just two. Jon Estep was
two-for-two on the day and drove in two runs.
He hit his second homerun of the season.
Former SSU pitcher, Johnny Smith, took the
loss for Urbana. The Bears won game two
in dramatic fashion. Shawnee State led by a
score of 4-3 after five innings when they
called on closer Nate Pool. Pool allowed the
tying run in the top of the seventh, and the
go ahead run in the top of the eighth inning.
Trevor Vaught hit a two-run homer, his sixth
of the year, to give the Bears the win. Pool
(2-0) picked up the win despite giving up his
first blown save of the season. Brian Bachman
had two doubles in the game and successfully
stole home as part of a double steal in the
30 vs. Rio Grande
State dropped a double-header to Rio Grande by
scores of 5-2 and 8-7. Tom Spille (2-3)
took the loss in game one as he gave up five
runs (two earned) on eight hits. The
Bears' defense committed four errors in the
game. Shawnee State had two hits apiece
from Alan Smith, Nathan Palmer, and Jon Estep.
Shawnee State seemed to rally from a three run
deficit in the fifth inning of game two when
Pat Looney hit what was initially ruled a
grand slam homerun. However, Looney was
called out for missing third base on when Rio
appealed the play. Rio Grande scored
three runs in the top of the seventh to take
an 8-5 lead. SSU closed the gap on a
two-out, two-run homer by Keenan Perry.
Jason Spiro then flew out to centerfield to
end the game. Brian Hines (2-1) took the
loss in relief of Brian Bachman.
27 @ Ohio Dominican
State lost a double-header to Ohio Dominican
College by scores of 10-4 and 7-4. A. J.
Hurst (4-1) took the loss in the opener as he
gave up six runs on seven hits in three
innings of work. Nate Pool worked three
innings and gave up four runs on three hits,
one base on balls, and three hit batters.
Shawnee State collected seven hits including
two apiece by Jon Roy, Keenan Perry, and Jon
Estep. Brian Bachman (2-4) worked just
two innings and gave up six runs on eight hits
in game two. Eric Brooks closed out the
game working the final four innings. He
allowed just one run on three hits.
Shawnee State managed four hits in the game
including Keenan Perry's fourth homerun of the
22 @ Mt. Vernon
State split a double-header with Mt. Vernon
Bears won game one by a score of 11-2 behind
the pitching of A. J. Hurst and the bat of
Trevor Vaught. Hurst (4-0) allowed two runs (one earned) on just three hits.
Vaught was three-for-four with two
He drove in four RBI’s and scored
Tom Janis added three hits, and Alan
Smith and Keenan Perry had two hits apiece.
Eric Brooks (4-3) took the loss in game
two as the Bears dropped the 4-2 decision.
Brooks pitched five innings and allowed
four runs on six hits.
The Bears managed just five hits in the
game, two of which came off the bat of Trevor
17 @ St. Vincent
Vincent drilled SSU by a score of 11-1 in game
one of a double-header.
Tom Spille (2-2) allowed six runs on
seven hits in just 3 1/3 innings.
The Bears managed just two hits in the
Shawnee rebounded in game two behind a
strong performance by Brian Bachman.
Bachman (2-3) allowed just one run on
four hits in six innings.
Tom Janis had three hits in the game.
Jon Estep and Trevor Vaught added two
16 @ Geneva
State swept a double-header from Geneva
College. The Bears defeated Geneva 5-2 in game
J. Hurst (3-0) picked up the complete game
allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out
Wells, Keenan Perry, and Trevor Vaught had two
Eric Brooks (4-2) picked up the win in
the Bears’ 13-3 game two victory.
He allowed three runs (one earned) on
Tom Janis, Jon Estep, and Vaught had
two hits each in the game.
10 @ Tiffin
State split a double-header with Tiffin
University. The Bears wasted a solid
pitching performance by Brian Bachman as they
were shut out 2-0 in the opener. Bachman
(1-3) scattered six hits over 6 innings.
Jon Roy and Keenan Perry had two hits apiece
in the loss. SSU bounced back in the
second game, winning by a score of 10-5.
Tom Janis, Alan Smith, Jon Roy, Ryan Wells,
and Brian Bachman each had two hits. Roy
had a homerun and 4 RBI's. Jason Spiro
also had a homerun. Tom Spille (2-1)
picked up the win. He worked 6 2/3
innings allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits.
6 @ Point Park
State split a double-header with Point Park
College. The Bears lost the opener by a
score of 7-6. Eric Brooks (3-2) took the
loss as he allowed four runs in the bottom of
the first inning after retiring the first two
batters. Alan Smith and Ryan Wells had
two hits apiece in the game. Snith
scored three runs and added an RBI. SSU
bounced back to win game two 12-7. Brian
Hines (2-0) picked up the win in relief of A.
J. Hurst. Ryan Wells was 3-for-5 in the
game with two homeruns, and three RBI's.
Alan Smith, Jason Spiro, Nate Palmer, and
Trevor Vaught each collected two hits.
30 vs. Malone
State swept a double-header from Malone
College by scores of 12-2 and 13-6. Eric
Brooks (3-1) picked up the complete game win
in Game 1. He scattered five hits and allowed
just two runs in the game, which was shortened
to five innings due to the 10-run rule. Ryan
Wells smacked his third homerun of the season.
Jon Estep hit his first homer of the year.
Jason Spiro, Dan Wysong, Wells and Estep each
had two hits in the game. Brian Hines
(1-0) got the win in Game 2 in relief of Tom
Spille. The game was tied at five in the fifth
inning when the Bears exploded for six runs.
Alan Smith was 3 for 4 in the game. Trevor
Vaught scored twice and drove in 3 runs.
29 vs. John Carroll
State University pounded
John Carroll University 11-2 on Friday
Smith picked up the win in his first starting
assignment of the season. Smith (1-0)
pitched 5 strong innings, scattering 6 hits
and allowing just 2 runs. Tom Janis and
Ted Tom combined to pitch 4 scoreless innings
in relief. Tom Janis, Keenan Perry,
Nathan Palmer, and Brian Bachman picked up 2
hits apiece. Janis, Perry, and Bachman
each scored 2 runs and drove in two.
28 vs. Walsh
State University split a pair of games with
AMC foe Walsh University. The Bears lost
the opener 13-8. They bounced back to
take the nightcap by a score of 5-4. Brian Bachman
(1-2) was tagged with the loss in Game 1.
The senior lefty gave up 9 runs (5 earned) in
just 3 innings of work. Shawnee State
got homeruns from Keenan Perry (3) and Ryan
Wells (2). A. J. Hurst pitched 7 2/3
strong innings, but was unable to record the
final out in the eighth frame to pick up the
win. Nate Poole picked up his first win
of the season by working 1/3 of an inning.
SSU scored the winning run in the bottom of
the eighth when Trevor Vaught attempted to
steal second base and Ted Tom scored from
third on the play. Tom led off the
inning by reaching first on an error. He
advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt from Jon
13 @ Charleston
State University split a pair of games with
the University of Charleston. SSU lost
the opener by a score of 2-1, they won game
two by a score of 3-1. Brian Bachman
(1-1) was tagged with the loss in Game 1 as
the Bears could not generate any run support
for the senior left-hander. SSU left a total
of 10 runners on base in the game. They left
the bases loaded twice. Alan Smith, Jason
Spiro, and Ryan Wells each had 2 hits in the
contest. Eric Brooks (2-1) picked up the
win in the night cap as he scattered 6 hits
over 6 innings of work. Nate Poole picked up
the save, his second in two opportunities.
Alan Smith, Ryan Wells, and Ryan Jones each
drove in runs for the Bears.
8 @ West Virginia Tech
State swept a double-header from West Virginia
Tech by scores of 4-3 and 16-5. The
Bears won the opener behind the pitching of
A.J. Hurst. He scattered 5 hits over 6
innings to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Nate Poole worked a perfect 7th inning to pick
up his first save of the season. Tom
Janis was 2 for 2 in the game with a triple.
He walked twice and scored 1 run. Tom
Spille picked up the win in the nightcap to
improve to 1-1 on season. Alan Smith and
Keenan Perry each picked up 3 hits in the
game. Jason Spiro collected 2 hits,
including a homerun, and had 3 RBI.
6 vs. Cedarville
State opened American Mideast Conference play
with a double-header sweep of Cedarville
State won the opening game 11-6 behind a
two-homerun, 4-RBI outing from Keenan Perry
and a strong pitching performance from Brian
Bachman. Bachman went 6 2/3 innings allowing
just one earned run as he picked up his first
win of the season. Trevor Vaught was 3-3 with
2 doubles and 3 RBI. Eric Brooks allowed
1 run while scattering 6 hits over 5 innings
to even his record at 1-1 on the season in the
night cap. Keenan Perry continued his hot
hitting as he went 2-3 with 2 doubles and 2
RBI. The Bears batted around in the third
inning belting out 7 consecutive doubles on
their way to a 9-run frame. The Bears went on
to win 11-1 in five innings.
17 @ Lambuth
State dropped a 4-3 to Lambuth College in the
last game of a a 3-game set. Tom Spille
(0-1) took the loss for the Bears.
Shawnee State trailed 4-3 in the 9th inning
and had two chances to tie the game. Pat
Looney was thrown out trying to score from 1st
base on a Trevor Vaught double. Vaught
advanced to third on the play. With two
down in the inning, Vaught attempted to steal
home, but was gunned down to end the game.
16 @ Lambuth
State opened the 2002 season with a
double-header split at Lambuth College.
Lambuth pasted the Bears 12-1 in the opener.
The Bears managed just two hits in the game.
SSU's lone run came on a solo homerun by
shortstop Alan Smith. Eric Brooks (0-1)
absorbed the loss in his debut as a Bear.
A. J. Hurst (1-0) picked up the complete game
victory in the night cap as the Bears won
5-1.. Hurst stuck out 10 batters and
scattered 5 hits. Jason Spiro and Ryan
Jones had two RBI each. Ryan Wells hit a
solo homerun to cap the scoring for Shawnee