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2013 Softball News

June 9, 2013
Softball to host GACA North/South All-Star Classic
For the third straight year, the cream of the crop of Georgia’s top high school softball players come to Rome to display their skills on the diamond next week when Shorter University plays host to the annual Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North/South All-Star Softball Classic.

May 17, 2013
Despite 2nd place finish, Softball takes pride in what they accomplished
Yet Thomas fully understands that despite seeing his team take the field an incredible six times in a 24-hour period, the last one resulting in a defeat in the NCCAA national championship game last weekend in Virginia, the Lady Hawks’ pain will quickly be replaced with the sense of pride in what they have accomplished.

May 11, 2013
Softball falls to Union to take home runner-up honors
Lady Hawks fall in the championship game, 4-1, to Union to take home NCCAA Runner-Up honors. Shorter defeated Judson, 5-0, and Union, 1-0, earlier in the day to advance to the championship game.

May 10, 2013
Softball wins 2, loses 1 on Day 2 of the NCCAA Nationals
After losing the first game to Judson, 1-0; the Lady Hawks bounced back with back-to-back wins over Simpson (5-0) and Campbellsville (7-0).

May 9, 2013
Softball tops Campbellsville, 9-0
The Lady Hawks defeated the Lady Tigers of Campbellsville University by a score of 9-0 in its first game at the NCCAA National Championships Thursday afternoon.

May 8, 2013
Preview: Softball looking for second National Championship
Without a doubt, there is a large target on the backs of the Shorter Lady Hawks when they take the field at the Botetourt (Va.) Softball Complex on Thursday for the NCCAA Softball National Championship.

April 30, 2013
Softball wins NCCAA South Region Championship
The Lady Hawks are one step closer to the NCCAA National Championship; winning the South Region Championship over Southern Wesleyan, 4-0, Tuesday afternoon.

April 29, 2013
Softball tops Southern Wesleyan, 7-0
Softball topped Southern Wesleyan, 7-0, in it's first game at the NCCAA South Region Tournament.

April 28, 2013
Preview: Softball to play in NCCAA South Region Tournament
With the regular season wrapped up Shorter’s Softball team has set its sight on the national stage once again. Monday, April 29, at 4:30pm the team will begin play in the NCCAA South Region Tournament.

April 25, 2013
Softball sweeps West Georgia
Lady Hawks’ Softball took both from West Georgia Thursday afternoon on the road. Game scores were 7-5 and 10-0.

April 23, 2013
Scheduling change for Softball games
Due to impending inclement weather the schedule for the upcoming games with West Georgia has changed.

April 21, 2013
Softball splits with No. 3 Valdosta State
Softball earned the split with Valdosta State Sunday afternoon; dropping the opener 2-1 and winning the finale 2-1.

April 20, 2013
Softball Hawks sweep West Florida
The Lady Hawks swept the doubleheader with West Florida Saturday afternoon from Alto Park. The game scores were 3-0 and 5-0, respectively.

April 14, 2013
Softball sweeps doubleheader with Union
Softball swept the doubleheader with Union Sunday afternoon; winning the opener 4-0, and the finale 2-1.

April 13, 2013
Softball splits with No. 11 North Alabama
Softball earned the split with North Alabama; dropping the opener 3-1; and winning the finale 4-3.

April 12, 2013
Player Spotlight: Bre Johnson
“She’s been the most consistent hitter we’ve had all year,” Thomas said of Johnson. “Everyone we play knows she can hit the ball as far as she wants to. But now, when they pitch her outside, she adapts and hits to the right side.”

April 7, 2013
Softball sweeps West Alabama
Lady Hawks’ Softball swept West Alabama on the road Sunday afternoon. Game scores were 2-0 and 7-1.

April 6, 2013
Softball drops doubleheader to UAH
Lady Hawks’ softball dropped both games of the doubleheader with University of Alabama-Huntsville Saturday afternoon. The game score were 8-2 and 6-2.

April 3, 2013
Softball against West Georgia Postponed
Shorter's softball games against West Georgia, set for tomorrow, April 4, have been postponed due to weather. The Gulf South Conference doubleheader with the Wolves has been rescheduled for April 24 at 4 and 6 pm at Alto Park.

March 30, 2013
Softball sweeps Christian Brothers
The Lady Hawks took both games of the doubleheader with the Lady Bucs of Christian Brothers Saturday afternoon from Alto Park. Game scores were 4-3 and 8-0, respectively.

March 29, 2013
Johnson's grand slam gives softball the split with Delta State
Softball earned the split with Delta State Friday afternoon. Falling game one 6-4, and winning game two 6-3.

March 27, 2013
Lady Hawks pick up road sweep at Lee
The Lady Hawks swept former rival Lee on the road, winning the first game 9-0 in five innings, while picking up the second victory in eight innings, 7-6.

March 23, 2013
Softball games against West Georgia have been rained out
Shorter's softball games with West Georgia at Alto Park have been postponed.

March 20, 2013
Softball sweeps No. 17-ranked West Alabama
Shorter Softball earned a sweep against West Alabama Wednesday afternoon; winning the opener, 6-2, and taking the nightcap, 7-2.

March 17, 2013
Softball remains in first place, splits with No. 2 Valdosta State
The Shorter softball team completed a 3-1 road conference weekend on Sunday, earning a split with defending NCAA Division II national champion and No. 2-ranked Valdosta State. The Lady Hawks won the nightcap 3-0 after falling 5-1 in the opener.

March 16, 2013
Lady Hawks sweep West Florida, pick up wins 20 and 21 on season
The Lady Hawks softball team picked up wins 20 and 20 while remaining unbeaten on the road as they defeated Gulf South Conference foe West Florida in a pair of road games, 6-4 and 11-0.

March 15, 2013
Preview: Softball hits road for GSC showdowns with UWF, VSU
Shorter returns to Gulf South Conference play this Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, when it travels south for league doubleheaders against West Florida and Valdosta State.

March 13, 2013
Softball splits with rival Lee in non-league action
The Shorter softball team earned a non-league split with former and future conference rival Lee University on Wednesday afternoon at Alto Park, falling in the opener, 11-4, before taking the nightcap, 7-3.

March 10, 2013
Union ends Softball's streak with Sunday split at Alto Park
Union University used a three-run home run off the foul pole to fuel a win in Game 2 of its series with Shorter, earning a split with the host Lady Hawks and ending Shorter’s winning streak at 17 games. The Lady Hawks won the opener 3-2 before falling to Union in the nightcap 3-2.

March 9, 2013
Dailey, Bray lead Softball to sweep of North Alabama
The Lady Hawks ran their winning streak to 16 games and improved to 17-1 overall and 6-0 in the Gulf South Conference with a sweep of league rival North Alabama on Saturday at Alto Park. Game scores were 5-2 and 6-0.

March 8, 2013
Softball takes two from Southern Wesleyan, pushes streak to 14
The Shorter softball squad extended its winning streak to 14 games with a non-league sweep of former Southern States Athletic Conference rival Southern Wesleyan on Friday afternoon at Alto Park. Game scores were 8-1 and 9-6.

March 6, 2013
Softball doubleheader versus UAH from Alto Park postponed
Shorter's softball games with Alabama-Huntsville scheduled to begin at 3 pm from Alto Park have been postponed. No make-up date has been determined.

March 5, 2013
Preview: Softball unveils new-look park in home opener vs. UAH
On Wednesday the Shorter softball team raises the curtain on their home stage for the first time this season when the Lady Hawks begin a long home stand by hosting GSC foe Alabama-Huntsville.

March 5, 2013
Cooper named NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week
Shorter University softball player Kayla Cooper has been named National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Student-Athlete of the Week, the organization announced in its weekly release on Tuesday.

March 3, 2013
Cooper stays hot as Softball sweeps DSU, extends streak to 12
The Shorter softball squad picked up its 11th and 12th straight wins by sweeping Gulf South Conference rival Delta State on Sunday in Cleveland, Miss. Game scores were 9-1 and 5-1.

March 2, 2013
Softball runs win streak to 10 with sweep of Christian Brothers
The Shorter softball team extended its winning streak to 10 games with a sweep of Gulf South Conference rival Christian Brothers in Memphis on Saturday afternoon. Game scores were 7-1 and 10-0.

March 1, 2013
Preview: Softball faces CBU, Delta State on road this weekend
horter’s softball squad hits the road this Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, as it opens Gulf South Conference play with doubleheaders against Christian Brothers and Delta State.

February 24, 2013
Lady Hawks add two more wins, sweep through UNA Invitational
The Lady Hawks ran through the UNA Invitational over the weekend, picking up six wins in three days. Sunday saw a 5-2 victory versus Drury and a 2-0 win in the final game versus Missouri-St. Louis.

February 23, 2013
Lady Hawks win two from UNA, including defeating No. 7 Indianapolis
The Lady Hawks softball team picked up another pair of wins from the UNA Invitational, defeating McKendree 10-0 and No. 7 Indianapolis, 4-2.

February 22, 2013
Lady Hawks take a pair on Day One at UNA
The Lady Hawks won a pair of games from the North Alabama Invitational on Friday, defeating Southwest Baptist 16-2 and Wisconsin-Parkside 6-0.

February 17, 2013
Lady Hawks upset No. 20 Armstrong, 3-2, in extra innings
The Shorter softball team grabbed the second victory in two days versus No. 20 Armstrong Atlantic, defeating the Pirates in extra innings, 3-2.

February 17, 2013
Lady Hawks pull away late to defeat Mars Hill, 5-1
The Lady Hawks got payback from the loss on Saturday to defeat Mars Hill, 5-1, to finish off the Sunday sweep from the Hampton Inn North Invitational – winning three of four on the opening weekend.

February 16, 2013
Cooper, Lady Hawks rally in 7th to upset No. 20 Armstrong, 5-2
Shorter University scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally from a two-run deficit and upset host and No. 20-ranked Armstrong Atlantic 5-2 in the Lady Hawks’ first game of the Hampton Inn North Pirate Spring Invitational hosted by Armstrong Atlantic.

February 16, 2013
Lady Hawks drop game to Mars Hill, 3-1
The Lady Hawks split the day at the Hampton Inn North Invitational as Mars Hill won the second game of the day, 3-1.

February 13, 2013
Softball ready for 2013 season to begin
When the Shorter softball team hits the diamond this weekend to open the 2013 season, the Lady Hawks fully understand that the program’s first-ever national championship secured a year ago in the final go-around as an NAIA member, won’t carry a lot of weight over the next few months.

December 20, 2012
Softball announces signing class
Seven future Shorter University softball student-athletes have inked their National Letters of Intent to begin competing with the 2012 NAIA National Champion Hawks in the 2013-14 academic year.

September 6, 2012
Softball champions honored by the Rome Braves
The Rome Braves recognized the 2012 NAIA softball national champion Lady Hawks.

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