By Karen Allen
Rome, Ga.—The Hawks fell to Georgia Southwestern Wednesday afternoon, 6-4, from the Robert H. Ledbetter Complex.
The loss drops Shorter to 13-31 on the season, while Georgia Southwestern improves to 15-28.
The Hawks got on the board first, scoring one run in the first inning on an RBI single from Jesse Gavigan.
The Hurricanes took the lead, 2-1, in the fifth as Devyn Newberry and Josh Sanders delivered back-to-back singles. In the bottom of the inning, Shorter tied the game as Willie Lewis scored on the throw from the catcher after stealing third base.
Georgia Southwestern took the lead for good in the sixth inning as four runs crossed the plate. The Hawks added a run in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single from Cal Hardie, for the 6-4 final score.
Earl Dupree picked up the win for the Hurricanes; pitching 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with one strikeout. Eric Doty recorded the loss for Shorter giving up four runs on six hits, with one strikeout, over six innings of work.
Lewis led the Hawks with two hits, a walk, and a run scored.
Shorter will be back in action this weekend, April 27 & 28, as they host Alabama-Huntsville for a three game set. Saturday's doubleheader will begin at 1pm; Sunday's game is set to begin at 1pm, as well.