They were not to be denied.
Berry College rallied from behind to capture a 13-10 win over Rhodes in a Southern Athletic Association quarterfinal game on Saturday.
Men's lacrosse closed out the season with a 20-10 win over Ohio Valley University to finish the season 7-7 and on a three game win streak.
NEW YORK — Craig Kimbrel hardly ever needs help with the ninth inning. He got some Saturday night.
Heading into what will be a busy finale to the 2014 Peach Belt Conference Track and Field Championships hosted by Shorter today, the Hawks and Lady Hawks find themselves in a catch-up position as Nova Southeastern —sparked by notching the top four finishes in the 3,000 steeplechase — is at the top of the standings while defending PBC champ Alabama-Huntsville leads the race toward the men’s title with 100 points.
Lady Hawks softball swept the doubleheader with Delta State Friday afternoon to extend their win streak to 15 games. Shorter improves to 33-9 on the season and 19-4 in the Gulf South Conference with the wins.
Shorter baseball fell to No. 7 Delta State Friday afternoon, 10-2. The loss drops the Hawks to 9-27 on the season and 6-16 in Gulf South Conference play.
In their final game of the season Shorter women’s lacrosse fell to Florida Southern 21-4 to close out the 2014 campaign with a 5-9 record.
Ben Jernigan recorded 16 strikeouts and had a complete game shutout as Berry College won at Centre College, 4-0, on Friday night.
The Rome Braves announce that pitcher Race Parmenter has been released from the organization. Transferring from the Danville club is pitcher Pete Perez. He’ll be joining the team tonight in Charleston for game two of the three game series. Rome returns home on Monday April 21 to face Greensboro to begin a seven game home stand.
A reminder, the 2nd Annual No Excuses 5/10k race in memory of Scott Hines takes place tomorrow rain or shine at 8 a.m. Runners interested in participating can still sign up before the race tomorrow. This yearly event benefits the Braves Miracle Field of Rome.
Due to expected inclement weather, the dates and times for this weekend's softball games vs. Birmingham-Southern have been changed.
Saturday, April 19, will mark the culmination of four player's careers as members of the Men's Lacrosse team at Shorter University. Seniors - Ryan Baird, Kyle Morris and Kyle VanKauwenberg - along with junior, Brandon Weise, will each don the Hawks uniform for the final time as Shorter takes on Ohio Valley at noon at Ben Brady Field.
The Shorter Hawks and Lady Hawks turned in a pair of wins, received some key place points and showed how deep they are in the sprints as they each ended the first day of the Peach Belt Conference track and field championships at Barron Stadium in third place.
Norman Arey talks about racism and Major League Baseball in his column in Friday's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune.
The schedule has been adjusted for this weekend's baseball games against Delta State. Originally, Friday was to feature the doubleheader between the teams, with Saturday scheduled as a single nine inning game. Now, Friday will be the single nine inning game with the doubleheader being moved to Saturday; games will begin at noon both days.
Women's lacrosse fell to Shepherd University Thursday afternoon, 22-13, at Ben Brad Field. The loss drops the Lady Hawks to 5-8 on the season; while Shepherd improves to 9-5.
Final: RiverDogs 8, Braves 7
Not many long-distance races finish by crossing the home plate of a baseball field.