Southern Wesleyan sweeps Hawks baseball, 6-1, 11-1

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JP Griffin started the second game for the Hawks.

JP Griffin started the second game for the Hawks.

April 19, 2008

Central, S.C. - The Southern Wesleyan Warriors held the Shorter College Hawks baseball team to nine hits over two games, winning the first game 6-1 and the second game 11-1, in the Hawks' last series of the season.

In the first game, Southern Wesleyan scored one run in the bottom of the first and Shorter retaliated in the fourth inning. Mark Charrette singled to open the inning and advanced on a Jarrod Lewis ground out. An Ibrahim Lopez single to deep-right center field would score Charrette and make the game 1-1.

A four-run fifth and one-run sixth for the Warriors ended the game 6-1.

Daniel Gandia started the game for Shorter and pitched five innings, giving up nine hits and four runs for the loss. Heath Matthews pitched the final inning in relief, striking out two of the five batters he faced.

In the second game, Southern Wesleyan bats fell heavy against the Hawks. A three-run first started things out, and the Warriors added one in the fourth, two in the fifth and five in the six to end the game on the run rule.

Shorter's only run came in the sixth inning, as Brandon Ponder doubled and then scored on a Matt Turner RBI single.

JP Griffin got the loss for the Hawks, pitching 4.1 innings, striking out two with six hits and six earned runs. Alexis Fortis, Garrett Raiden and Josh Smith all saw the game in relief action.

Shoter's season wraps up today with a single nine-inning game against the Warriors. Live stats can be seen by clicking "Live Stats" on the Shorter College Hawks baseball schedule page.

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