SSU baseball, softball look to big contests this weekend


While the basketball and track and field programs will be participating in postseason and championship competition this week and weekend, the baseball and softball programs also will have important contests of their own, with the baseball program facing Ohio Christian, Cincinnati-Clermont and Cumberland (Tenn.) over the course of the week and the softball program opening their season up with a trip to North Myrtle Beach, S.C. that will include eight official contests.

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Steve Whittaker’s program will begin its season with a trip to Fastpitch Dreams in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. While there, the Bears will play in eight official contests that will count for or against the team’s record, and 12 overall, including bouts against Chestnut Hill (Pa.), Brescia (Ky.), Midway (Ky.), Piedmont International (N.C.), and Rivier (N.H.). Shawnee State will play Chestnut Hill, Brescia, and Midway twice during the course of the trip.

Ashtyn Saunders, who serves as a utility player for Shawnee State, is closing in on history. The senior, who has 36 steals to her name, sits just nine swipes away from Abbey Barrett’s record total of 45 steals for a career. Saunders, who is the team’s…

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