June 6, 2012
Miami Marlins select Shorter RHP Ryan Newell in 7th Round
Ryan Newell garnered the 227th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft by the Miami Marlins on Tuesday afternoon. Newell, a 6-2 righty out of Marietta, becomes the 17th draft pick in program history and the first since pitcher Cliff Flagello was taken by the Baltimore Orioles in 2007.
May 11, 2012
Walk-off homer in ninth eliminates Baseball Hawks from tourney
Fourth-seeded Arizona Christian scored in each of the last five innings to fight back from a five-run deficit and got a two-run walk off homer from Eddie Aplin in the bottom of the ninth to beat second-seeded and 18th-ranked Shorter 10-8 in an elimination game in the Opening Round of the NAIA Baseball National Championship.
May 10, 2012
Nicholson, College of Idaho downs Baseball 6-4 in Azusa opener
Taylor Nicholson shut down Shorter for the better part of eight innings and third-seeded College of Idaho built a big lead with a four-run ninth before holding off a late charge from the Hawks and posting a 6-4 victory over second-seeded Shorter in each team’s opening game in the Azusa Bracket of the NAIA Baseball National Championship.
May 9, 2012
McCullers, Baseball Hawks ready to take on Azusa Bracket
For Shorter University senior Blake McCullers, it was just a matter of changing numbers to put last year’s disappointing season behind him. This season has been one to remember for the catcher, who has helped head coach Matt Larry’s Hawks earn a trip to California to play in the Opening Round of the NAIA Baseball National Championship.
May 7, 2012
Baseball nabs No. 2 seed in Azusa Bracket, opens play Thursday
18th-ranked Shorter (37-17) will make its first postseason appearance since 2003 after being granted an at-large berth into the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, the NAIA announced on Sunday night.
May 4, 2012
Coach Matt Larry named Shorter University Employee of the Year
Shorter’s ninth-year head baseball coach and 1993 Shorter alumnus was honored on Thursday night as Shorter University’s Employee of the Year at the annual faculty/staff dinner hosted by President Dr. Don Dowless.
April 30, 2012
No. 3 Faulkner downs No. 20 Shorter for SSAC title game berth
Third-ranked and top-seeded Faulkner plated three runs in the seventh with the help of four consecutive hits to take a late three-run lead, then held off a late inning rally from the Hawks to score a 12-10 victory over No. 4 seed Shorter in the semifinals of the 2012 Southern States Athletic Conference Baseball Championship.
April 28, 2012
No. 5 Lee advances to title game with 9-4 win over No. 20 Shorter
The second-seeded Flames used a pair of two-run homers in the first four innings and rode a brilliant pitching performance from starter Kris Hall to beat fourth-seeded Shorter 9-4 in the semifinals of the 2012 Southern States Athletic Conference Baseball Championship in Columbus on Saturday night.
April 27, 2012
Lewis, McCullers highlight Baseball's All-SSAC selections
Shorter University junior Willie Lewis and senior Blake McCullers were named to the 2012 Southern States Athletic Conference first team to highlight the Hawks' all-league selections, which were announced on Wednesday night at the annual conference awards banquet.
April 27, 2012
Baseball topples top seed Faulkner, advance at SSAC Tourney
Blake McCullers drove in three runs, Stephen Adkins tossed six quality innings and the fourth-seeded and 20th-ranked Hawks used a five-run eighth to take the game's final lead en route to a 12-9 upset of Faulkner in the second round of the SSAC Tournament from Golden Park in Columbus on Friday night.
April 26, 2012
Charleston, Hawks advance in SSAC Tourney with win over Poly
Shorter got eight big innings from Stuart Charleston and a go-ahead single from Mike Miranda in the ninth to rally for a 6-4 win over Southern Poly in the opening round of the 2012 SSAC Baseball Championships.
April 25, 2012
Unfinished business drives Baseball Hawks on eve of SSAC Tourney
Despite what the Hawks have accomplished, every player and coach on the roster will tell you that there is still work to be done in the SSAC Tournament in order for the team to achieve something that has eluded them – the national playoffs.
April 20, 2012
Shorter University all-sports recap for Friday, April 20
Shorter's Women's Lacrosse, Softball and Baseball teams were in action during a busy Friday on the Hill.
April 18, 2012
Baseball checks in at No. 15 in latest NAIA Top 25 Poll
The Baseball Hawks, winners of seven straight and possessors of third place in the Southern States Athletic Conference, rocketed up nine spots from No. 24 to No. 15 in the latest NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, which was released by the NAIA on Tuesday night.
April 17, 2012
SU's Mike Miranda named SSAC Baseball Player of the Week
Shorter University infielder Mike Miranda has been chosen as the Southern States Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week the league announced on Tuesday afternoon.
April 14, 2012
24th-ranked Baseball completes SSAC sweep of Belhaven
No. 24 Shorter University grabbed sole possession of third place in the Southern States Athletic Conference on Saturday by completing a huge three-game sweep of Belhaven with a pair of wins over the visiting Blazers at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
April 13, 2012
Miranda goes deep twice, Baseball beats Belhaven 7-2
Mike Miranda hit a pair of home runs, Willie Lewis added a two-run double and Shorter's pitching trio of Stephen Adkins, Devin Dunson and Bud Fuller combined for a four-hit gem as 24th-ranked Shorter downed Southern States Athletic Conference rival Belhaven 7-2 in the first game of a three-game weekend series.
April 7, 2012
Smith's HR, Dunson's arm lifts SU to Saturday sweep of SWU
The Shorter baseball team staked its claim to third place in the Southern States Athletic Conference standings by completing a three-game sweep of Southern Wesleyan with a Saturday sweep of the Warriors at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
April 6, 2012
Lorenzo, Baseball Hawks down Southern Wesleyan, 7-5
Dadynoel Lorenzo hit a first inning grand slam and Shorter University held on late behind the relief pitching of Bud Fuller for a 7-5 victory over Southern Wesleyan in the first of a three-game weekend series between the two Southern States Athletic Conference rivals.
April 5, 2012
Baseball to host Child Abuse Prevention Day on Saturday
The Hawks, in partnership with a number of child abuse prevention agencies and in conjunction with the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, will host Child Abuse Prevention Day on Saturday, April 7 as Shorter takes on Southern Wesleyan University in a doubleheader at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
April 3, 2012
Baseball battles to split with Reinhardt in Waleska
The Shorter baseball squad played to a non-league doubleheader split with Reinhardt University on Tuesday night in Waleska, emerging from the series with an overall record of 29-12. The Hawks dropped the opener 4-3, but bounced back with a 19-9 victory in Game 2 to salvage the split.
March 31, 2012
Baseball earns Saturday sweep, takes series from Brewton-Parker
Shorter University rebounded from a Friday loss with two wins on Saturday to take its three-game set with Brewton-Parker in a key Southern States Athletic Conference series in Mount Vernon.
March 30, 2012
Brewton-Parker tosses no-hitter, blanks Baseball 13-0
Brewton-Parker pitcher Daniel Jones delivered a seven-inning no-hitter and the Barons racked up 12 hits on their way to a 13-0 victory over Shorter in the first game of a three-game Southern States Athletic Conference series in Mount Vernon on Friday night.
March 27, 2012
McCullers, Triglia spur Shorter Baseball's rally past Bryan
Bobby Triglia went 3-for-5 with six RBI and Blake McCullers drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the 10th as Shorter rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Bryan College 9-8 in a non-league baseball matchup on Tuesday evening.
March 26, 2012
Baseball coasts to non-league sweep of Johnson, 14-2 and 15-0
Shorter got off to a pair of fast starts en route to a non-league sweep of Johnson University on Monday afternoon at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. The Hawks (25-10) took the opener 14-2 and the nightcap 15-0.
March 25, 2012
Hardie, Smith lead Baseball to 17-11 win over Mobile
Cal Hardie went 3-for-4 with four RBI and Shorter exploded for eight runs in the third inning en route to a 17-11 victory over Mobile on Sunday afternoon at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
March 24, 2012
Bats heat up in Game 2 as Baseball splits with Mobile
Shorter and Mobile played to a Saturday split in the first two of three games in their Southern States Athletic Conference series at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. Mobile (16-15, 9-8) won the opener 8-3 before Shorter (22-10, 11-6) stormed back to take the finale 10-5.
March 17, 2012
Baseball salvages Saturday split with No. 3 Lee
Shorter avoided a weekend sweep at the hands of third-ranked Lee University by taking 1 of 2 in a Saturday doubleheader with the Flames at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. Lee won the opener 8-1 before the Hawks claimed the nightcap 7-2.
March 16, 2012
No. 3 Lee scores 14-8 victory over Baseball Hawks in Game 1
Third-ranked Lee University used a seven-run first to build a big lead then withstood Shorter’s comeback attempts en route to a 14-8 victory over the Hawks in the first game of a three-game series between the Southern States Athletic Conference rivals.
March 12, 2012
Baseball sweeps Johnson University in non-league twin bill
The Shorter University baseball team improved to 20-7 overall with a non-league doubleheader sweep of Johnson University on Monday afternoon at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. Shorter took the opener 10-0 before completing the sweep with an 11-1 win in Game 2.
March 10, 2012
Lewis' big day powers Shorter to Saturday sweep of Truett
The Shorter baseball team swept both games of a doubleheader with Truett-McConnell on Saturday in Cleveland, Ga., to take two of three during its weekend Southern States Athletic Conference series with the Bears.
March 9, 2012
Shorter Baseball suffers 10-0 setback at Truett-McConnell
Truett-McConnell starter Chuck Ghysels tossed a complete-game, four-hit shutout to lead his Bears to a 10-0 upset of Shorter in the first of a three-game set between the two Southern States Athletic Conference rivals in Cleveland, Ga.
March 7, 2012
Milligan ends Shorter's streak with 9-7 victory over Hawks
Milligan College rallied from a five-run deficit with the help of a six-run eighth inning to stun Shorter University 9-7 in a non-league baseball matchup on Wednesday afternoon at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
March 3, 2012
Two walk-off wins send Baseball to sweep of Emmanuel
Shorter University secured a three-game sweep of Southern States Athletic Conference foe Emmanuel with two final at-bat victories over the Lions in a Saturday doubleheader at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. The Hawks won the opener 2-1 before taking the nightcap 5-4.
March 2, 2012
Baseball Hawks top Emmanuel 11-1 at Robert H. Ledbetter
Stephen Adkins tossed seven dominant innings to lead Shorter’s baseball team to its seventh straight win, an 11-1 victory over visiting Emmanuel in the first game of a three-game Southern States Athletic Conference series on Friday at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
February 25, 2012
Baseball Hawks complete three-game sweep of Loyola
The Shorter University baseball team completed the weekend sweep of Southern States Athletic Conference foe Loyola University by taking both of a Saturday doubleheader with the Wolfpack, 15-0 and 9-3, in New Orleans.
February 24, 2012
Shorter takes Game 1 from Loyola, 11-3 in New Orleans
Blake McCullers drove in four runs and Stephen Adkins struck out seven over seven innings as Shorter scored an 11-3 victory over Loyola New Orleans in the first game of a three-game series between the two Southern States Athletic Conference rivals on Friday night.
February 21, 2012
Miranda hits 2 HR as Shorter sweeps Reinhardt in doubleheader
The Shorter University baseball team scored a two-game sweep of visiting Reinhardt University on Tuesday afternoon at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. Shorter won the games 9-2 and 13-0.
February 18, 2012
McCullers' homer, Hardie's defensive gem ignites upset of Poly
Blake McCullers hit a 2-run homer in the first, Ryan Newell fanned five batters in six quality innings and Cal Hardie denied the game-tying run in the seventh with an outfield assist as the Shorter baseball team prevented a three-game sweep with a 3-2 victory over No. 21-ranked Southern Poly.
February 17, 2012
No. 21 Southern Poly takes two from Baseball Hawks
No. 21-ranked Southern Poly captured wins in the first two games of its three-game Southern States Athletic Conference set with Shorter University on Friday afternoon in Marietta. The Hornets won Games 1 and 2 of the weekend series by scores of 10-3 and 8-2.
February 12, 2012
Smith, McCullers homer as Shorter tops Albany State, 8-2
Hunter Smith and Blake McCullers hit homers and Ryan Newell tossed six no-hit innings as Shorter completed a three-game sweep of NCAA Division II Albany State with an 8-2 victory on Sunday at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
February 11, 2012
Baseball Hawks take first two of three-game set with Albany State
The Shorter University baseball team improved to 6-3 overall with a Saturday sweep of NCAA Division II Albany State University in non-league action from Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. Shorter won Saturday’s games by scores of 7-2 and 12-6.
February 10, 2012
Baseball to host 4th Annual Striking Out Breast Cancer on Saturday
On Saturday, Feb. 11, as part of their 12 pm non-conference doubleheader with Albany State, the Hawks will host the 4th Annual Striking Out Breast Cancer event at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
February 8, 2012
Five-run seventh lifts Tennessee Wesleyan over Baseball Hawks
Tennessee Wesleyan put together a five-run seventh inning to swing momentum in its favor and score an 8-5 victory over Shorter University on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference baseball action from Athens, Tenn.
February 7, 2012
Newell's gem leads Baseball Hawks past Bryan, 3-0
Ryan Newell fanned 12 batters in 7.0 innings of work and Mike Miranda and Hunter Smith notched RBI singles as Shorter University blanked Bryan College 3-0 in non-league baseball action at Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
February 4, 2012
Baseball Hawks salvage Saturday split with Pikeville
The Shorter University baseball team improved to 3-2 overall with a Saturday split against non-conference foe University of Pikeville at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. The Hawks dropped Game 1 by a score of 2-0 before evening the series with a 12-2 win in Game 2.
January 30, 2012
Hot Shorter bats key 12-3 rout of Edward Waters College
The Shorter University baseball team cruised to a 12-3 victory over Edward Waters College in the final game of its three-game opening road trip on Monday afternoon.
January 28, 2012
Baseball Hawks split with Southeastern to open 2012 season
Shorter University opened the 2012 season with a two-game split against Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks dropped the opener 5-3 before rebounding in Game 2 with a 10-4 victory.
January 27, 2012
Preview: Baseball Hawks open 2012 season Saturday
The Shorter University baseball opens the 2012 season today in Lakeland, Fla., with a doubleheader beginning at 12 pm against Southeastern University.
December 29, 2011
Baseball Hawks looking forward to visit from legend Bobby Cox
He’s the kind of baseball legend that any baseball player would love to meet. On Jan. 7, however, the roles will be reversed when former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox takes the time to meet young men who play the game in his own backyard.
November 18, 2011
Bobby Cox keynote speaker for Baseball Meet the Team Dinner
Legendary Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will serve as the keynote speaker for the 5th Annual Shorter University Baseball Meet the Team Dinner, which is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7 pm in the Darlington School Huffman Center.