19-19 (.500) Overall
|12-10 (.545) MSC
April 29 vs. Lindsey
Wilson @ MSC Tournament
were eliminated from the MSC Tournament with a 7-2 lose to Lindsey
Wilson. LWC's ace pitcher Anyibell Ramirez was too much for
the Bears. The MSC Pitcher of the Year didn't allow a hit through
six innings and struck out 15 batters of SSU's 21 at bats in the
process. Shawnee State posted their two runs in the seventh on
homeruns by Kirsti Yates and Abbey Barrett.
Blue Raiders got on the board in the first as Alexis Rodgers scored
on a single by Emily Priar. Rodgers scored again in the third on a
base hit by Ally Goniea. Lindsey Wilson extended their lead in
the fifth, scoring four runs. Jordan Gilland led off the inning
reaching on a SSU error. Amy Harner reached on a single and a single
by Jamie Williams scored Gilland. Goniea followed with a three-run
homerun, giving the Blue Raiders the 6-0 advantage. Lindsey Wilson
plated another run in the sixth on an RBI single by Harner. [Box
April 29 vs.
Campbellsville @ MSC Tournament
State opened the tournament being shut out by Campbellsville 2-0.
The Tigers plated both their runs in the fourth inning as Jennifer
England hit a two-run homerun giving Campbellsville the 2-0 lead.
Shawnee State stranded all six base runners in the loss.
Thompson was tagged with the loss to fall to 13-7 on the mound. She
pitched a complete game, allowing two runs on five hits, one walk,
while striking out six.
Martina Riney picked up the win for the Tigers. Riney worked 2.2
innings allowing three hits. Courtney Turpin pitched the final 4.1
innings allowing two hits, striking out four. [Box
April 19 @ Pikeville
The Shawnee State Softball Team split a doubleheader
at Pikeville on Tuesday afternoon. Shawnee State goes to 19-17
on the season and 12-10 in the Mid-South Conference.
The Bears opened the doubleheader with a 6-2 victory.
Kirsti Yates had a stellar game at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a
double and homerun. She also scored one run and drove in three
Yates got the Bears on the board in the fourth as
she hit a two-run homerun. Abbey Barrett also scored in the fourth
on an RBI by Jazel DeAutremont.
Shawnee State added to their score in the fifth
with a pair of runs. Ericka Leighty led the inning off and reached
on a Pikeville error. Kendra Clark singled and Yates reached on
another PC error to load the bases. Clark and Leighty then scored on
a hit by Sam Attinger to extend the Bears lead to 5-0.
Pikeville scored two runs in the sixth to cut the
Bears lead 5-2.
In the top of the seventh, Leighty added another
run as she scored on Yates' double to give the Bears the 6-2 win.
Ali Thompson got the win as she went the distance
and allowed two runs on five hits. She did not allow a walk, while
striking out four.
Clark went 2-for-3 with two runs. [Box
Pikeville came back in the night cap and blanked
the Bears 1-0. Shawnee State had only two hits in the game, while
Pikeville only accumulated three hits.
Pikeville tallied their run in the sixth. Kayla
Cantrell reached on a SSU error and then scored on a single by
Tara Prater was tagged with the loss. She pitched
5.1 innings and allowed one run (unearned) on two hits, two walks,
while striking out two. Thompson returned and worked the final 0.2
inning and allowed one hit. [Box
April 18 vs. Rio
In their final home series of the season, the Shawnee State
Softball Team lost a pair of conference games, 6-1 and 8-2, to rival
Rio Grande on Monday afternoon. The Bears fall to 18-16 on the
season and 11-9 in the Mid-South Conference. Rio Grande
improves to 19-19 overall and record of 11-11 in conference action.
Shawnee continued to struggle defensively as they
committed an error in the first inning allowing Rio Grande to score
and take the early 1-0 lead. The RedStorm added to their lead with
three runs in the third. Amber Bowman hit an RBI single through the
right side to score Jaymie Rector and Anna Smith followed with a
two-run homerun extending Rio Grande's lead to 4-0.
Shawnee State answered with a run in the bottom of
the inning. With two outs, Kirsti Yates hit a single to left and
then advanced on a wild pitch. A base hit by Sam Attinger allowed
Yates to score the Bears' first run of the game. However, the
Bears were unable to score another run in the game and Rio went on
to score runs in the fifth and seventh to cap off the 6-1 victory.
Ali Thompson was tagged with the loss. She allowed
six runs (five earned) on 10 hits, one walk, while striking out
Smith got the win for the RedStorm as
she allowed one run on four hits, while striking out nine. She
also went 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBI's. [Box
In the night cap, Shawnee State struggled
offensively. The Bears were held scoreless and managed only
three hits through six innings.The
RedStorm posted two runs in the first inning. They went on to score
a pair of runs in each the third, fifth and seventh inning to take
the commanding 8-0 advantage. The Bears
finally got on the board in the seventh. Shawnee State led the
inning off with back-to-back singles to load the bases. Jazel
DeAutremont grounded out but allowed Abbey Barrett to cross the
plate. Another groundout by Chelsea Wall, allowed Kendra Clark
to score, but the Bears' quickly ended the inning and the game with
the third consecutive groundout to fall 8-2.
Tara Prater got the loss as she gave up eight runs
(five earned) on 10 hits. In the game she walked two batters, while
striking out one.
Allison Mills picked up the win as she worked the
entire game allowing two runs on six hits, while striking out four.
Clark finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate.
April 17 vs. Urbana
The Shawnee State Softball Team split a
non-conference doubleheader with Urbana on Sunday afternoon. The
Bears go to 18-14 on the season.
State took game one, 4-3. Shawnee State posted three runs in
the first inning to take the early lead. Freshman Kirsti Yates hit a
single to the pitcher and scored as sophomore Sam Attinger hit a
base. After Attinger advanced to scoring position on a wild pitch,
sophomore Abbey Barrett singled through the left side to score
Attinger. A base hit by freshman Holly Brabson advanced Barrett to
second where she scored from on a single by freshman Brittany Ellis.
The Blue Knight cut the deficit by scoring a pair
of runs in the fourth. Megan Risner led off the inning with a
homerun. A single by Tieana Steele allowed Tami Lasley to score and
cut the Bears lead to 3-2.
The Bears answered in the bottom of the inning
with a run to extend their lead 4-2. Sophomore Jazel DeAutremont led
the inning off with a double to right center. She advanced to third
on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by sophomore Jamie
Urbana scored another run in the fifth, but isn't
wasn't enough as they lost 4-3.
Yates went 2-for-2 at the plate with a double.
Sophomore Ali Thompson improves her record to 12-5
on the mound with the win. She pitched a complete game
allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits. She struck out four
batters, while not allowing a walk.
Chelsea Mead got the loss for the Blue Knights.
She pitched 4.0 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits, three
walks and had one strikeout. [Box
Shawnee State struggled defensively in the night
cap as they fell 8-3. Shawnee State scored a run in the first and
Yates hit a solo homerun in the third to give the Bears the 2-0
advantage. However, in the top of the fifth, the Bears' accumulated
three errors, allowing Urbana to score six runs, one of which was
The Bears posted a run in the sixth inning, but
Urbana answered with a pair of the runs in the seventh to seal the
Ericka Leighty and Yates each went 2-for-4 at the
Freshman Tara Prater was tagged with the loss as
she pitched a complete game allowing eight runs (two earned) on
eight hits. She allowed four walks, while striking out one.
Haley Jo Kolmerten got the win as he pitched the
final 4.0 innings and gave up one run on five hits and a walk. [Box
April 14 vs. West Virginia Tech
The Shawnee State softball team defeated West
Virginia Tech in both games of a conference double-header, Thursday
afternoon, 2-0 and 6-0. Shawnee improves to 15-13 overall and 9-7 in
the Mid-South Conference, while West Virginia tech falls to 9-23 for
the season and 2-16 in the conference.
Both teams got off to a slow start, exchanging
three batters per inning, until late in the fourth inning. A double
to left field from sophomore Sam Attinger started the Bears off in
the game. In the bottom of the sixth inning, sophomore Ericka
Leighty hit a two-run homer bringing in the Bears only runs for the
first game. [Box
The winning pitcher for Shawnee was sophomore Ali
Thompson. In 23 at bats she accumulated 14 strike outs, a new
career-high, and allowed only two hits. Thompson allowed not hits
and gave up no walks.
West Virginia Tech's Sang was tagged for the loss
allowing six hits in the game and giving up two runs.
In the second game, freshman Kirsti Yates put the
Bears on the board early in the first inning after a single to
second base. Attinger was able to scored for the Bear in the third
inning after an error by the left fielder and single from sophomore
Abbey Barrett. In the fifth inning, Shawnee put up four runs from
Leighty, Yates, Barrett, and freshman Holly Brabson. [Box
Freshman Tara Prater was tagged for the win
allowing only six hits in 28 at bats.
West Virginia Tech's Stapleton collected the loss
after giving up nine hits and six runs in 28 at bats.
April 10 vs. Lindsey Wilson
Shawnee State Softball Team lost a doubleheader to #17 Lindsey
Wilson in conference action on Sunday afternoon. The Bears fall
to 7-7 in the Mid-South and 13-13 overall. The Blue Raiders
remain undefeated in conference action with a 16-0 mark and go
to 35-4 on the season.
opener, LWC's pitcher Anyibell Ramirez and power hitter Mikaila
Etheredge powered the Blue Raiders to a 7-0 victory.
Shawnee State fell behind early and were never
able to solve hard throwing Ramirez, who recorded 11 strikeouts
in the game. Lindsey Wilson pushed two runs across on the top of
the first. A double by Jamie Williams and a Shawnee State error
allowed another run to cross the plate, giving the Blue Raiders
the early 2-0 lead. Designated player Etheredge led off the
second with a homerun to extend LWC's lead to 3-0. Shawnee State
did a nice job, holding the Blue Raiders to only two hits in the
next three innings. The Blue Raiders added three more runs in
the sixth. Ally Goniea led the inning with a base hit. Pinch
runner Megan Huckaby advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by
Kelly McCarty and scored on a single by Emily Priar, bringing
Etheredge to the plate. Etheredge hit her second homerun of game
extending the Blue Raiders lead to 6-0. Lindsey Wilson
tallied another run in the top of the seventh as Goniea scored
on another SSU error to take game one 7-0.
Sophomore Ali Thompson was tagged with the
loss, going to 9-4 on the mound. She pitched a complete game
allowing seven runs (five earned) on 12 hits, with two walks
while striking out one.
Ramirez improves to 21-3 on the mound as she
pitched a complete game allowing only three hits, three walks
and retiring 11 Bears.
Etheredge finished the game 3-for-4 at the
plate with the two homeruns. [Box
In the night cap, Shawnee State's comeback
fell just short as they lost 5-4.
LWC's pitcher Morgan Paschall had kept the
Bears guessing and off balance all game. However, with the top
of the order leading off the sixth, SSU mounted a rally.
Sophomore Ericka Leighty led off with a single and moved to
second when freshman Kirsti Yates was hit by a pitch. Sophomore
Sam Attinger hit a sharp grounder through the middle, loading
the bases for sophomore Abbey Barrett. She promptly singled,
bringing home SSU's first runs of the day and cutting Lindsey
Wilson's lead to 5-2. The rally didn't stop there. Attinger then
scored as freshman Brittany Ellis reached on a fielder's choice.
Sophomore Jazel DeAutremont knocked a base hit through the right
side to score Barrett, cutting the lead to 5-4. Game one starter
Ramirez came in to close the door on the Bears as she replaced
Paschall on the mound. It wasn't easy as junior Jourdan Priddy
hit a single to right. Unfortunately for the Bears DeAutremont
was forced out at second on the play. Despite getting
the tying run on and winning run to the plate, Ramirez proved too
strong and got the Raiders out with the two game-sweep.
Barrett finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a
run scored and two RBI's.
Freshman Tara Prater was tagged with loss,
falling to 4-7 on the mound. She pitched a complete game
allowing five runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks.
Paschall improves her record on the mound to
14-1 as she pitched 5.1 innings allowing four runs on six hits,
one walk. She struck out 12 in the game. Ramirez gets the save
as she pitched the final 1.2 innings allowing one hit, one walk
and striking out three. [Box
April 9 @ Georgetown
Shawnee State lost a pair of games at Georgetown on
Saturday afternoon. The Bears were shutout 6-0 in the opener as they
managed only four hits in the game, compared to the Tigers' 12.
Ali Thompson was tagged with the loss as he pitched a
complete game allowing six runs (four earned) on 12 hits. She didn't
not allow a walk against three strikeouts.
Michelle Dresselhaus got the win for the Tigers.
She allowed four hits, one walk, while striking out eight. [Box
The Bears lost the night cap 7-6. Both teams
posted a run in the second inning. In the third, the Bears
posted four runs. Ericka Leighty got the Bears going as she singled
to deep right-center and advanced on a single by Kirsti Yates. SSU
loaded the bases on a base hit by Sam Attinger. Holly Brabson
drilled a double to left-center, scoring two runs. A sacrifice fly
to center by Abby Barrett allowed Attinger to tag up and score. The
Bears posted their fourth run as Brabson scored a a base hit by
The Tigers cut the deficit with two runs in the
bottom of the inning. Georgetown knotted the game at 5-5 in the
fifth and took the lead with a pair of runs in the sixth.
In their final attempt in the game, the Bears fell
short as they only scored one run in the top of the seventh. Brabson
led the inning off with a base hit to center and advanced to second
as Barrett was hit by a pitch. DeAutremont loaded the bases with a
walk. With no outs, Tori Osborne hit a single to center, scoring
Brabson, however DeAutremont was forced out at second for the first
out of the inning. With the tying run on third, the Bears finished
the inning with consecutive strikeouts to fall 7-6.
Leighty, Yates, Brabson and Barrett each tallied
two hits in the game. Barrett had a homerun and Brabson added a
Tara Prater got the loss as she allowed seven runs
on 12 hits, while striking out two.
Miranda Buchanan got the win as he came in in the
fifth and pitched 3.2 innings allowing one run on three hits. She
struck out four batters.
April 7 vs. University of Virginia-Wise
Shawnee State Softball
Team split a conference double-header with the University of
Virginia-Wise Thursday afternoon. The Bears won the first game with
a score of 3-2 and lost the second game 3-4. Shawnee moves to 13-8
overall and 7-2 in the Mid-South Conference and Virginia-Wise moves
to 12-22 overall and 5-10 in the Mid-South.
Both teams struggle to get
any runs on the board until late in the game. After only eight
combined hits from both teams, Virginia-Wise was the first to score
in the top of the sixth. Wise’s Megan Dillion hit a single up the
middle to start the inning. She advanced to second on a wild pitch
from Shawnee’s sophomore Ali Thompson and then scored after another
single up the middle. The Cavaliers weren’t able to produce anymore
runs in the inning, giving the Bears a chance in the bottom of the
sixth. Sophomore Jamie Clevenger was hit by a pitch, putting the
Bears first runner on base. Next up, freshman Kirsti Yates was able
to reach first after a fielder’s choice. Clevenger and Yates both
scored on two separate wild pitches, finally putting Shawnee on the
board. Freshman Nikki Nance was able to score the winning run, in
the seventh, for the Bears after an error by Virginia-Wise’s catcher
ending the game.
Thompson was the winning
pitcher, tallying one walk and three strikeouts in 27 at bats. She
only allowed two runs, one of them earned.
Wise’s Chelsey Booth was
tagged for the loss, allowing two hits and collecting seven
Shawnee State fell in the night cap, 4-3. Both
teams scored in the second inning, but the Cavaliers posted three
runs in the fifth to take the 4-1 lead. Shawnee State's defense
struggled in the fifth, as they tallied two errors prolonging the
Cavaliers at bat. Down 4-1, the Bears rallied in the sixth.
Yates led off with a single and Barrett followed with a walk.
Brabson loaded the bases as she walked. Ellis followed with a two
RBI single to pull the Bears within one, 4-3, however that is as
close as the Bears would get.
Freshman Tara Prater was tagged with the loss as
she pitched a complete game allowing four runs (three unearned) on
10 hits, while striking out two.
Booth picked up the win for the Cavaliers.
She pitched 6.0 innings and allowed three runs on five hits, while
walking three and striking out five. [Box
April 2 @ Campbellsville
Shawnee State softball team lost a pair of conference
games against Campbellsville University on Saturday afternoon, 4-12
and 4-5. With the losses, the Bears fall to 12-8 overall and 6-2 in
the Mid-South and Campbellsville improves to 17-20 overall and 9-5
in the Mid-South.
Campbellsville wasted no time getting on the board, scoring two runs
early in the first. Both teams struggled to get anything going until
junior Brooke Long was hit by a pitch putting her on base for he
Bears. Cumberland’s right fielder gave up and error allowing Long to
score for Shawnee. In the fifth, the Bears scored again, after
freshman Holly Brabson hit a two run homer, bringing in sophomore
Sam Attinger. Campbellsville ultimately ran away with the game,
scoring four runs in the fifth and five runs in the sixth.
Sophomore Ali Thompson was
tagged for the loss, giving up 12 runs and 14 hits.
Cumberland’s Courtney Turpin
collected the win, allowing four runs and five hits in 24 at bats.
In the second game,
Campbellsville put another two runs on the board early in the
first. Just like the first game, Long was hit by a pitch and later
scored to put the Bears on the board in the fourth. Campbellsville
quickly answered in the bottom of the fourth scoring another two
runs. In the fifth, sophomore Jamie Clevenger reached base on an
error by the short stop. She was driven home by a double from
Attinger. Clevenger would score again in the seventh after a double
by freshman Kirsti Yates and a single by Attinger would bring in
Yates, but it wasn’t enough to win the game.
Freshman Tara Prater was tagged
for the loss allowing five runs and nine hits.
Cumberland’s Martina Riney got
the win, giving up two runs, six hits, and five strike outs.
Shawnee will take on Lindsey
Wilson on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. The game is scheduled to start at
March 27 vs. Davenport
The Shawnee State Softball
Team lost both games of a Sunday double-header against Davenport
University. The Bears fell in the first game 9-0 and in the second
game 9-2. Shawnee moves to 12-6 for the year while Davenport
improves to 13-12.
The Bears were shut out in the first game by
the Panthers, as they struggled to find a rhythm. Davenport was
quick to score in the first inning, after capitalizing on an
early error by Shawnee. Davenport added to their lead on the
next round at bat in the second inning, scoring three more runs.
Offensively, the Bears were only able to produce four hits in
the first game and allowed 13 hits from the Panthers.
Davenport's Sam Cole was the winning pitcher. She
allowed four hits, walked one batter and struck out six.
Sophomore Ali Thompson was tagged for the
loss, giving up nine runs and 13 hits. [Box
Again, Davenport came out early and set the
tone for the second game. The Panthers scored in the first
inning after two sacrifice hits drove a runner in to score. In
the fourth inning, Davenport began to build on their lead
scoring an additional two runs. Plagued by errors in the fifth
inning, Shawnee gave up another four runs bringing the score to
7-0. In the sixth inning, the Bears lifted their spirits after
hitting two solo home runs by freshmen Kirsti Yates and Holly
Davenport's Karlee Despres collected the win
allowing two runs, two hits, four walks, and five strike outs.
Freshman Tara Prater was tagged for the loss. She
allowed 12 hits, walking two batters and striking out two as well. [Box
March 26 @ Cumberlands
The Shawnee State Softball Team swept the University of Cumberlands
Saturday in a conference double-header, 11-3 and 8-3. After the
games, Shawnee improves their record to 12-4 and 4-0 in the
Mid-South Conference while Cumberlands falls to 9-16 and 1-9 in the
The Bear took control of the game from the very first at bat with a
double to left center from sophomore Erika Leighty. Sophomore Jamie
Clevenger hit a quick single to bring in Shawnee's first score of
the game. Freshman Kirsti Yates hit a double to deep left-center
bringing in another run for the Bears, followed by a single from
sophomore Abby Barrett. Shawnee took off again in the second inning,
scoring another three runs. In the top of the fifth the Bears really
stole the show, scoring five runs. Leighty was the first to score
and a double to deep center from freshman Kendra Clark brought in
Yates, Barrett and freshman Brittany Ellis.
Sophomore Ali Thompson collected the win, allowing three runs and
Cumberland's Angela Steuer was tagged for the loss.
In the second game it was Leighty who, again, started Shawnee off
right. She scored in the top of the first, moving momentum in favor
of the Bears. Cumberlands was able to match Shawnee with a run of
their own in the bottom of the first, but the Bears answered with
another run in the next inning from Ellis. The game remained
scoreless until the top of the seventh where Shawnee ran away with
the game. After several errors from the Patriots, the Bears scored
an outstanding six runs to close the game.
Freshman Tara Prater gathered the win, allowing 3 runs and 11 hits.
Cumberland's Carrie Cobb was tagged for the loss.
March 22 vs. St. Catharine
The Shawnee State Softball Team
swept St. Catharine to improve to 4-0 in the Mid-South Conference
and 10-4 on the season. St. Catharine falls to 3-5 in
conference action and 6-11 overall.
Offensively, Shawnee State only had three hits in
the game, but three Patriots errors gave the Bears the edge to
defeat St. Catharine 3-1. St. Catharine committed all three of their
errors in the second and allowed freshman designated player Holly
Brabson to cross the plate and give the Bears the 1-0 lead. Shawnee
State scored two more runs in the fifth as sophomore Ericka Leighty
hit her first home-run of the season, scoring two runs and giving
the Bears the 3-0 advantage. With bases loaded in the top of
the sixth for the Patriots, Thompson hit Hagen Goldey allowing St.
Catharine to score their only run of the game.
Sophomore Ali Thompson improved to 6-1 on the
mound as she pitched a complete game allowing only one run on seven
hits. She walked two batters while striking out six.
SCC's Ashley Cardenas was tagged with the loss as
she allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits, while walking two
and striking out seven. [Box
The Bears took game two, 6-3. Shawnee State
scored four runs in the bottom of the second to take the 4-0 cushion
as sophomore Jamie Clevenger and Leighty each hit two RBI singles.
Shawnee State added to their lead in the fifth with a pair of runs.
Freshman Nikki Nance scored on a wild pitch while sophomore Abbey
Barrett added another run on a Patriots' error, extending the lead
6-0. Patriots cut the lead in half scoring three runs in the
top of the sixth, but it wasn't enough as the Bears went on to win
Freshman Tara Prater got the win. She
allowed three runs on seven hits, with one walk and one strikeout in
6.1 innings pitched. Thompson got the save pitching the final
0.2 inning allowing one walk.
Clevenger went 2-for-3 at the plate with a run
scored and RBI. [Box
March 18 vs. University of West
Florida @ Pensacola, FL
Shawnee State Softball Team closed out their 2011 Spring Break Trip
falling two games to the University of West Florida. Shawnee
State falls to 8-4 on the season. West Florida improves to
Shawnee State was shutout in the
opener 10-0. The Argos scored in each inning to run rule the
Bears in five. The Bears tallied only one hit in the game.
Sophomore Ali Thompson picked up her
first loss of the season on the mound as she allowed 10 runs (seven
earned) on 10 hits and four walks. She retired four batters in
the game. [Box
In the night cap, the Bears fell 5-2.
West Florida took a 4-0 lead after three and the Bears cut the lead
in half scoring a run in each the fourth and fifth innings.
Freshman Holly Brabson scored in the fourth on a singly through the
middle by Brittany Ellis. In the fifth, Brabson drove in sophomore
Ericka Leighty on a single to left field. West Florida posted
another run in the seventh to capture the 5-2 victory.
Brabson and Leighty each went 2-for-4
in the game.
Freshman Tara Prater was tagged with
the loss, as she allowing five runs, all unearned, on 11 hits. She
walked three batters, while striking out one. [Box
March 17 vs. Central Methodist @
The Shawnee State Softball Team split a
double-header with Central Methodist.
The Bears won the opener 2-1. Barrett
scored both SSU runs, scoring a run in the first of a Central
Methodist error and in the third off of a single by Baker.
Thompson got the win as she allowed only one
run on three hits while striking out seven. [Box
Shawnee State fell in the night-cap 13-0 in
five innings. The Bears struggled offensively as they only
reached base twice in the entire game.
Prater was tagged with the loss.
March 16 vs. Springfield (IL) @
The Bears tallied two more wins on Wednesday
as they swept with Illinois-Springfield.
Shawnee State took game one 9-2 in six
innings. Leighty led off the Bears with a triple and
scored on a sacrifice fly-out by Yates. After reaching on
a walk and advancing to second on a passed ball, Barrett scored
on a Prairie Star error. Singles by Priddy and freshman
Brittany Ellis drove in two more runs, giving the Bears the 4-0
advantage after the first inning. The Bears added to their
lead in the second as Attinger hit a single driving in two more
runs. Illinois-Springfield got on the board in the third
scoring two runs. In the fourth, Baker drove in Leighty
and Yates with a base hit. Baker hit a double in the sixth
to score another Bear run to tally the final score of 9-2.
Thompson got the win allowing two runs on nine
hits, while striking out two. [Box
After scoring seven runs in the third inning
the Bears saw their lead dwindle in the final three innings, but
were able to squeaked by the Prairie Stars 7-6 in the night cap.
Baker knocked in Yates to get Shawnee State on the scoreboard.
Attinger then hit Barrett in for another run. With bases loaded
Nance walked, sending Attinger across the plate. Freshman Stevie
Thornberry doubled driving in three more runs for the Bears.
Thornsberry then scored on a single by Leighty to give the Bears
the 7-0 cushion. However, the Prairie Stars didn't give
up, scoring a run in the fifth and three more in the sixth and
with their final chance came up short scoring only two runs in
the seventh to fall 7-6.
Leighty and Baker each had two hits in the
On the mound, Prater got the win. She
pitched a complete game allowing six runs on 13 hits with two
walks and a strikeout. [Box
March 15 vs. St. Ambrose @
Shawnee State swept a
double-header against St. Ambrose. After only accumulating
eight hits the day before, Shawnee State rebounded offensively
and amassed 32 hits on the day.
Shawnee State shut out St. Ambrose 11-0 in
game one. Thompson improves to 3-0 on the mound as she pitched a
complete game allowing only three hits, two walks while striking
out three. Shawnee State scored runs in every inning, but
the third en route to the shut out.
Sophomore Ericka Leighty went 3-for-4 at the
plate with two runs scored and an RBI. Baker went 2-for-4
with three runs scored and four RBI's, while freshmen Jazel
DeAutremont and Holly Brabson each went 2-for-3. [Box
In game two, Shawnee State came back to win as
they scored 12 runs in the final two innings to win 21-11.
Shawnee State out hit their opponents 21 to 11 in the game.
Attinger went 5-for-5 at the plate with three doubles, four runs
scored and six RBI's. Leighty finished the game 4-for-5 with two
stolen bases. Barrett and Baker each had three hits and a double
in the game.
Prater got the win on the mound allowing 11
runs (two earned) on 12 hits, with a walk and struck out a
season-high seven batters. [Box
March 14 vs. William Jewell @
The Shawnee State Softball Team
opened their spring break trip
splitting a double-header with William Jewell. The Bears
won the opener 5-2, despite being out hit 10-5 in the game.
Junior Brooke Baker got the Bears started in the second inning,
when she led off with a double to right center. Sophomore
Sam Attinger walked to get on base. Pinch running for Baker,
Nikki Nance, scored on a single by freshman Holly Brabson and
Attinger scored on a sacrifice fly-out by junior Jourdan Priddy
to give the Bears the 2-0 lead after two. William Jewell scored
a run in the fourth. Priddy led off the fifth inning with
a single and advanced to scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by
freshman Kendra Clark. A wild pitch advanced Priddy and
freshman Kirsti Yates reached on an error by WJU's catcher.
Sophomore Abbey Barrett then hit a three-run homerun to extend
the Bears' lead to 5-1. William Jewell scored a run in the
seventh, as they fell 5-2.
Barrett finished 2-for-3 at the plate.
Sophomore Ali Thompson got the win on the mound allowing two
runs on 10 hits with four walks and four strikeouts. [Box
In game two, William Jewell defeated the Bears
2-0. The Bears only managed four hits in the shutout. Baker went
3-for-3 at the plate. Freshman Tara Prater was tagged with
the loss as he allowing two runs on 10 hits. She walked
four, while striking out four. [Box
March 8 vs. Pikeville
Shawnee State Softball Team opened the 2011 season sweeping
Pikeville in conference action on Tuesday afternoon.
Offensively the Bears out hit Pikeville 22-10 on the day.
The Bears won game one 11-7.
Shawnee State got on the board early scoring three runs in the first
inning. Freshman Kendra Clark got the Bears rolling, as she
led off the inning with a double. Sophomore Ericka Leighty
followed with a single to right field. Freshman Kirsti Yates
then hit a sacrifice fly to left field scoring Clark. Leighty
then scored on a Pikeville error. Junior Brooke Baker gave the
Bears the 3-0 lead when she hit a double to center, scoring
sophomore Abbey Barrett. Shawnee State added to their lead in
the second, as sophomore Jamie Clevenger scored on a single by
Yates. In the third inning, freshman Holly Brabson singled
though the right side scoring Baker and Barrett to give the Bears
the 6-0 advantage through three innings. Pikeville got on the
board in the top of the fourth scoring two runs. Leighty
scored again in the bottom of the fourth on another error by
Pikeville. Pikeville had a big fifth inning scoring five runs
to knot that game at 7-7. Shawnee answered in the sixth as
they scored four runs to take take the opener 11-7.
Sophomore Ali Thompson got the win as
she pitched a complete game allowing seven runs (six earned) on
eight hits, two walks while striking out two. PC's Caitlin
Conley was tagged with the loss, as she pitched the final three
innings allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits, four walks
and two strikeouts. [Box
Barrett finished the game going
3-for-4 at the plate with three runs and one RBI. Yates,
Clevenger and freshman Sam Attinger each went 2-for-3 for the Bears.
Shawnee State won the night cap as
they blanked Pikeville in five innings. After leading 3-0
after three, the Bears put up six runs in the fourth to mercy rule
Pikeville 9-0. Seven Bears tallied hits in the win.
Freshman Tara Prater got the win. In five innings she allowed
two hits, one walk while striking out two. [Box