By Matt Green
ALBANY, Ga. -- The Shorter baseball team continued its winning ways on Tuesday night, sweeping a non-league road doubleheader from host Albany State. Game scores were 5-1 and 13-4. Official statistics were not kept at Albany.
The victories push Shorter's winning streak to five after the Hawks (7-13) swept a three-game series with Gulf South Conference foe Union University last weekend. The Hawks have won six of their last seven outings and seven of 11 since an 0-9 start.
With the losses, Albany State falls to 5-14.
Ben Stell turned in four innings of work in Game 2 for his first win of the year, evening his record to 1-1. Micah Thompson entered in relief and pitched the fifth and sixth innings while Charles Thurman closed matters out in the nightcap by tossing the seventh.
Offensively for the Hawks, Cal Hardie led the way going 6-for-9 in the two games. Willie Lewis went 2-for-5 and drew four walks, Darius Jennings tallied two hits in the series to go along with three free passes and Jesse Gavigan and Walker Borneman recorded three hits apiece for Shorter in the sweep.
The Hawks return to GSC action this weekend with a three-game series against West Georgia in Carrollton. The series begins on Saturday, March 16 with a twin bill beginning at 2 pm and concludes with a single game on Sunday, March 17 starting at 1 pm.