Now Shawnee State is going to have to get some help.
The Bears were swept on Sunday in a long-delayed series with No. 21 Ohio Dominican, 2-0 and 8-0.
On Sunday, the Bears' mistakes cost them.
In the first game Lori Harmon (allowed just two hits but took the loss when the Panthers scored two runs in the first inning on just one hit.
Danielle Larson led off the inning with a triple and would score on a fielder's choice hit by Jamie Leffler, but no out was recorded.
Another no-out fielder's choice, a sacrifice bunt and a ground out allowed Ohio Domincan to score again.
Harmon slammed the door from there.
As good as Harmon was, Shawnee State's offense was equally as bad. Ali Hull had Shawnee State's only hit and the Bears stranded six base runners.
The second game got even worse for Shawnee State.
The Bears had just two hits, one each by Emily Fuhrmann and Jessica Jensen, and four base runners as again their offense stayed dormant in
the five-inning, run-ruled contest.
Ashley Keen struggled, allowing one run in each of the first three
innings before allowing a three-run, game-ending homer to Gina
Schneider with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The losses dropped Shawnee State (25-10) to 9-3 in the AMC and a tie
for second with Ohio Dominican, but the Panthers own the tie-breaker
because of the sweep.
Both teams are looking up at Rio Grande. The Redwomen are 8-2 in the
conference but have to play at Shawnee State on Tuesday. If Shawnee
State can win both games, the Bears would need Ohio Dominican to lose
one game to Cedarville if Shawnee State is going to win the conference
and earn a home game in the AMC Tournament. Cedarville is 6-5 in the
Rio Grande also has two games left against last-place Urbana.
The Bears' first game on Tuesday starts at 3 p.m.