April 12, 2008
Rome, Ga. - The Shorter College Hawks baseball team held two close games against the nationally-ranked Auburn University-Montgomery Senators but couldn't pull away with the wins. The Hawks lost the first game 6-2 and the second game 3-2.
In game one, the Senators hit the board first with an RBI ground out in the third inning to take the 1-0 lead.
Following a run in the top of the sixth inning from AUM, the Hawks' Brandon Ponder walked to start out the bottom of the inning. Two bats later, after a Ryan Murphy sacrifice bunt, Charrette hit an RBI single to once again even things out, 2-2.
Four runs in the seventh inning for the ranked Senators put Shorter out of reach as they lost the game 6-2.
Charrette led the way for the Hawks, going 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.
Shorter's Daniel Gandia pitched 6.2 innings in the game for the loss, striking out seven batters.
After a solo home run from the Senators to even things out in the fourth inning, AUM took the lead in the fifth inning on an RBI single to make the game 2-1.
Shorter managed one more run in the fifth inning to tie things up as a Murphy fly ball to left field scored Dustin Lee to even things at two runs apiece. AUM took the lead again, 3-2, with one run in the sixth inning.
JP Griffin pitched 6.2 innings for the loss.
Shorter plays Tennessee Temple on Tuesday in Chattanooga, Tenn., for their last non-conference doubleheader of the season.