Feb. 7, 2009
Savannah, Ga. - The Shorter College Hawks took two tough losses on Saturday afternoon, losing the first game 11-5, and the second a close 5-4. The two games put Shorter at 1-2 on the season after the Hawks opened their season last Wednesday with a 8-4 win over NCAA Div. II West Georgia.
The SCAD Bees improves to 6-1 on the year.
The Hawks started this one out right, as their first batter, Jake Broome, sent a solo home run to left field to give Shorter the quick 1-0 lead. He was followed by two more runs in the first as a Adam Pilate RBI single drove in both Pat Langley and Will Davis to end the inning, Shorter up 3-0.
After the bottom of the first saw SCAD tie things up at 3-3, they added two more in the bottom of the second to take the 5-3 advantage.
In the third inning, David Hornback grounded out to shortstop and drove home Pilate to cut SCAD's lead to one. The Hawks tied things up in the fourth on a Langley RBI single to center field to make it a 5-5 game.
The tie wouldn't hold for long as SCAD added two in the fourth and four in the fifth for the 11-5 win.
Broome finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, followed Langley, who went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
Dustin Bowers started things out for the Hawks pitching 2.2 innings, giving up five hits, five runs (zero earned), and striking out two. Seth Hollingsworth (1-1) got the loss in relief, pitching 2.1 innings, with six earned runs. Garrett Raiden finished the game, pitching one inning with no hits, and no strikeouts.
Shorter got off to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a Langley RBI and a Davis RBI ground out. However, in the bottom of the third, SCAD evened things out at two.
No one would score again until the final seventh inning. After Joey Taylor reached on an error, he advanced to third on a Broome single to right field. After Morris was hit-by-pitch to load the bases, a Langley single drove in two runs to give the Hawks a 4-2 advantage.
In the bottom of the inning, SCAD send three runs across on three hits, to take the game, 5-4.
Shorter had five hits in the game, two from Broome and two from Langley, who additionally had three RBI.
SCAD's Stephen Shackleford (2-0) was the winning pitcher.
The Hawks travel to South Carolina on Monday for a 2 p.m. start against USC-Beaufort, before returning home next weekend for a three-game series against nationally-ranked University of the Cumberlands.