The Patriots took two more games from the Bears, this time the visiting Shawnee State University Bears from Portsmouth, OH, by the scores 8-3 and 5-4. SCC (14-9) are riding their second 6 game win streak of the season as they prepare for their upcoming weekend series against MSC rival University of the Cumberlands.
Game 1 (8-3)
Freshman Kyle Leja (3-0) continued his streak with a 5 inning outing, scattering 5 hits and allowing 3 runs, 2 earned. Tim Paxton tossed the final 2 frames to pick up the save, punching out 4 in the process. Both Jacob Brown and Ryan Mangione went 2-3 with 2 RBI doubles. The Patriots had 6 swipes during the game.
Game 2 (5-4)
Freshman Jacob Brown drove in fellow Anderson Countian Jeremy Turpin with a walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh inning. Brown went 1-2 with a run and that RBI. Josh Landers went 3-3 with a double and triple and added 3 RBI's. Ryan Mangione also doubled for the Bat Pats. Brad Krohman (1-0) picked up his first win of the year in relief, tossing the final 1.1 innings. He allowed a hit and had 2 K's. Tim Paxton tossed 2 thirds of an inning, giving up 3 hits and 2 runs. Lee Thompson pitched 2 thirds and had 2 K's, but walked 2 with both of them scoring. Adam Gillcrist tossed 2.1 innings of scoreless ball. He scattered 2 hits. Jeff Strong started and tossed 2 scoreless innings.
The Patriots are back in action Friday with a MSC double header with University of the Cumberlands at 1:00.