Hawks baseball lose doubleheader to Auburn-Montgomery

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Mark Charrette

Mark Charrette

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.

Shorter rebounded in the fourth with a run of their own as Jarrod Lewis hit a sacrifice fly to score Mark Charrette to make the game even at 1-1.

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.

In game two, the Hawks got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning. Jake Broome walked and later scored on a Matt Turner RBI double, to give Shorter the lead 1-0.

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.

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