Shorter University’s 20th ranked baseball Hawks are also SSAC Tournament-bound. The Hawks are the number 4 seed in the tournament and will take on number 5 seed Southern Poly today at 10 am at Golden Park in Columbus.
The Rome Braves lost to the Hagerstown Suns 9-2 last night at State Mutual Stadium in the first game of a seven game home stand. Former Model High School baseball standout Ben Hawkins had a hand in the Suns’ win over the Braves last night as the reliever made his South Atlantic League debut at SMS. He pitched one scoreless inning. Suns reliever Brian Dupra got the win in last night’s game, while AJ Holland took the loss for the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 last night at Dodger Stadium in LA.
And just in case you missed high school baseball yesterday evening on WLAQ AM 1410, the Darlington Tigers defeated Mt. Zion 10-4 on Senior Night at Darlington. The Tigers will play their last game of the regular season on Friday at Excel Christian.
Shorter University will play host to the 2012 Mid-South Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend at the newly renovated Maddox Track and Historic Barron Stadium. This is the first time that Shorter has ever hosted the championships, which are scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, April 27th and 28th. Shorter’s Hawks have their hopes set on nabbing their fifth consecutive conference championship, while the Lady Hawks will compete for their fourth straight conference championship.