Shawnee suffered from six errors Friday and was out-hit 7-5 in falling to Noble, 7-2, in the Wolves’ last regular-season game.
Class 5A’s 14th-ranked Wolves fell behind 4-0 in the first inning. They cut the Bears’ lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the third, but never got any closer.
Noble scored its final three runs in the top of the sixth.
Shawnee’s Brock Maldonado went 1-for-4 with a double for the game’s only extra-base knock. Casey Bowlan finished at 2-for-4.
Bowlan ends the regular season at 34-for-83 for a .410 batting average. He leads the Wolves in doubles with nine, and he has connected for three triples.
Bowlan leads Shawnee in runs batted in with 24.
Maldonado enters the postseason at 18-for-82 (.220), and Friday’s double was his third of the year.
The Wolves employed three pitchers against Noble, with starter Kyler Rogers taking the loss. Rogers struck out two and issued one walk while giving up four runs on four hits. All of the runs were unearned.
Casey Bowlan threw 1 1/3 innings and gave up three unearned runs on two hits while striking out one batter and walking one. Cameron Hilderbrand closed, giving up one hit and one walk while fanning one.
Rogers ends the regular season at 5-3 on the mound.
Shawnee celebrated senior night Friday. Playing their final regular-season game for the Wolves were Rogers, Bowlan and Matt Seebeck.
Shawnee (15-12) will hold its alumni game at 10 a.m. today — weather permitting — at Memorial Park. The Wolves will learn of their regional tournament assignment next week.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.