By Karen Allen
Greeneville, Tenn.—Baseball fell to Tusculum, 13-3, on the road Tuesday evening.
The loss drops the Hawks to 15-33 on the season, while the Pioneers improve to 33-18 overall.
Tusculum wasted no time getting on the board, scoring three in the first inning. Shorter answered with two in the second to make it a 3-2 game, as Charlie Gillis scored on a passed ball and Cal Hardie scored on an error by the second baseman.
The Pioneers added a run in the third, two in the fourth and one in the fifth to increase the lead to 7-2. Willie Lewis scored on a wild pitch in the sixth for the Hawks' final run of the night.
Heath Comerford hit his first homer of the game in the sixth to add to the Tusculum lead. In the eighth, the Pioneers added five runs for the 13-3 final score, four of the runs came on Comerford's grand slam.
Clark Ayers picked up the win for Tusculum; pitching five innings, allowing two runs on two hits, with five strikeouts. Russle Crosby was tagged with the loss for Shorter; allowing four runs on eight hits, over 2.1 innings of work.
Shorter will be back in action Saturday, May 4, at 2pm as they host Montevallo to close out the regular season.