Sun, May. 15, 2011 - [Baseball]
The Seminole State College Baseball Team finished an impressive season with a disappointing loss yesterday in the Region II Tournament. The Trojan club posted 40 wins and 15 losses for the season, and came out on top in the OCAC with a record of 15-5. Their outstanding play earned them the title of Conference Champions and the number one seed in the regional tournament.
After handily defeating Arkansas Baptist in the first round of play, SSC faced a competitive Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in a battle of the pitchers. Even though the Trojans had beaten NEO three out of four times in the regular season, NEO came out on top in a very close game.
Their next opponent was Connors State College with whom, again, SSC was victorious in three out of four conference games. It was another close call with Seminole ending their season in a game decided by one run, 4-3.
After the first inning the score was tied at two and remained that way until the sixth. Both teams scored a run and entered the seventh inning tied at three. During the next three innings SSC could not muster another run, but Connors brought one runner home in the seventh which eventually concluded the Trojan season.
Seminole rotated through four pitchers and Kendall Mayer(1-2) took the loss. Shane Broyles pitched the first six innings as he gave up three runs, nine hits and one base on balls. He also struck out five batters.
Hitters for SSC: Cody Ferrell, 1 for 5; Ryan Wilson, 2 for 4, one double, 2 RBIs, 1 run; Matt Helms, 1 for 3; and Ronnie Mitchell, 1 for 4, 1 RBI.