The St. Catharine College nine traveled to Shawnee State (Portsmouth, Ohio) Sunday for the opening of Mid-South Conference play.
The Bat Pats ended the cold, damp day with an equally gloomy outlook after being swept by the Bears 4-1 and 8-3.
The losses gave Luther Bramblett’s Patriots a 9-9-1 overall mark, while Shawnee State improved to 10-7.
Carlos Hernandez had three of the six Patriot hits in the opener.
Tim Paxton took the loss, allowing four runs, three earned, and seven hits in five innings.