By James Vallone
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Hawks dropped the second game of the North Georgia Invitational to Millersville, 13-6, helped by a six run seventh for the Marauders.
The Hawks (0-9) scored twice in the top of the first when Jesse Gavigan walked with the bases loaded to score Taylor Herndon. Walker Borneman hit a sacrifice fly to center field allowing Willie Lewis to score from third to make the game 2-0.
Millersville (3-2) scored seven unanswered runs in the first six innings.
Shorter got another run in the seventh when Michael Miranda hit into a fielders choice that allow for Cal Hardie to score from third. Hardie had reached to start the inning on an error by the Millersville short stop, he advanced to second when Herndon was hit by a pitch and the two executed a double steal to put runners on second and third with one out.
The Marauders added more runs in the seventh, with the big hit that inning coming off the bat of Mark Stuckey who hit a three run home run.
Darrius Jennings came to bat with the bases load and got the RBI when Borneman scored from third on Jennings' ground out, Hardie came to bat next and double to left center to score Dustin Evans and Jacob Forrest to finish the scoring.
Shorter had seven hits in the game, with Hardie counting for two of the hits. Each of the first four batters in the Hawks line up was able to collect a hit, with the first three batters all scoring runs.
Lewis added to his team leads in walks, adding three more to his total to bring him to 11 free passes through nine games.
Shorter will finish play from Dahlonega with a 3:30 pm game tomorrow versus the host school, North Georgia.