By Karen Allen
Pensacola, Fla.—West Florida held the Hawks scoreless fduring the doubleheader Saturday afternoon; winning the opener 10-0, and the finale 5-0.
The losses drop Shorter to 13-29 on the season and 8-13 in the Gulf South. The Argos improve to 30-10 overall, and 14-8 in conference play.
West Florida got on the board in Game 1 in the second when two runs scored. It would prove to be enough as they held the Hawks scoreless. However, the Argos went on to add eight runs over the final six innings.
Shorter mustered six hits in the game, all singles, but weren't able to get a runner past second base. In the Fifth, Jacob Forrest singled to lead off the inning and Chad Ikerd followed with a hit to put runners on first and second with nobody out. But, the Argos defense was able to end the inning unscathed.
Drew Bryson pitched the complete game shut out; allowing no runs on six hits, with five strikeouts to pick up the win for West Florida. David Summerall was tagged with the loss for the Hawks; pitching 2.1 innings, allowing four runs on two hits with one strikeout and two walks.
The Argos put three runs on the board in the third inning of Game 2 to take the lead. Again, West Florida held Shorter scoreless.
The Hawks had three hits during the finale; with two coming in the first inning, a double from Michael Miranda followed by a Walker Borneman single. With Miranda on third and two out, Jesse Gavigan struck out to end the inning, and Shorter's only rally of the game.
Jake Stephens earned the win for the Argos; pitching six innings, allowing no runs on three hits with seven strikeouts. Cameron Rich recorded the loss for the Hawks; giving up four runs on six hits, with four strikeouts and five walks, over 4.2 innings of work.
Both Ikerd and Miranda ended the day with two hits for Shorter.
The Hawks will conclude the series with West Florida tomorrow afternoon, April 21, at 2pm.