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The Model boys’ tennis team remained unbeaten on the young season Monday as they picked up a 5-0 win over Region 7-AA foe Coosa.

Parker Stone got a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles, and Kyle Hale followed suit with the matching score at No. 2 singles. Chase Geier wrapped up singles play with a 6-0, 6-0 win in the No. 3 spot.

In doubles, Justin Roberts and Micah Veillon took the No. 1 match 6-2, 6-2, and Barton Sapota and Eli Abdou bounced back from a first set defeat to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Model (3-0) travels to Summerville on Thursday to take on Chattooga.

In other action:

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Shorter sweeps doubleheader

The Lady Hawks swept Union to take the Gulf South Conference series from the Lady Bulldogs; winning the opener 7-2, before taking the finale 4-3.

With the wins, Shorter moves to 8-6 overall and 4-1 in the conference; while Union slips to 4-8 on the season and 1-4 in the GSC.

GAME 1: SU 7, UU 2

The Lady Hawks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the opener, as Tiffany Holland scored on an error and Taylor Martin came in on a fielder’s choice in the first inning. Only to have the Lady Bulldogs answer in the bottom of the inning to tie the game.

From there, it was all Shorter as they added five unanswered runs for the 7-2 final score. In the third, Carson Carriker got the scoring started when she came in on a ground out from Dani Lukas after reaching base on a double down the left field line. Lindsey Newell followed with a RBI double to bring in Martin and Payton Lippert - in her first collegiate at-bat - tallied an RBI single to bring in Newell for the 5-2 score. Martin added an RBI single in the fourth to make it a 6-2 game, before Carriker delivered an RBI single in the sixth for the 7-2 score.

Lippert earned the win, pitching the final six innings; allowing no runs on two hits with six strikeouts. While, Hannah Draper made the start, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks in one inning.

Martin finished the day 3-3 at the plate with an RBI; while, Carriker and Lippert each tallied two hits with one RBI apiece.

GAME 2: SU 4, UU 3

Shorter opened the scoring in the finale, with two runs in the first inning as Martin delivered an RBI triple to bring in Holland, before coming on a fielder’s choice from Newell. And, added to it in the second on an unearned run from Taylor Ann Oda, for the 3-0 score. The Lady Hawks then extended their lead to 4-0 on an RBI single from Carriker in the fourth.

Union rallied in the sixth to cut into the lead, with a run; before tacking on two in their last at-bat for the 4-3 final score.

Julie Sanderlin earned the win, her third of the year, on a complete game performance. Over seven innings she allowed three runs on eight hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

Holland finished the game 3-4 at the plate, while Carriker added two more hits in game two - to finish with four on the afternoon.

The Lady Hawks will be back in action next weekend as they host Mississippi College in Gulf South Conference play and the home opener for 2018 from Alto Park.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Shorter splits with Union

The Hawks earned the series win over Union with a 9-4 win in game one, before falling in the finale 4-3 to earn the split for the afternoon.

Shorter moves to 8-7 overall and 2-1 in conference play; while the Bulldogs move to 5-8 on the season and 1-2 in the GSC.

GAME 1: SU 9, UU 4

Union got on the board first, scoring on a sacrifice fly in the first. Only to have the Hawks come back in the second with three runs to take a 3-1 lead. Shorter’s first run of the game came as Hunter Reaid delivered an RBI single to plate Victor Perez. Bailey Gerstner then scored on a ground out from Luis Acevedo and Matt Christian delivered an RBI double to bring in Reaid.

The Hawks then added to it in the fourth, with four runs, to make it a 7-1 game as Gerstner and Reaid scored on errors and Isaiah Maddela delivered a two-run homerun to left field to bring in Blake Metcalf. Union struck for two in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 7-3.

Both teams added a run in the fifth to make it an 8-4 game, before the Hawks tacked on a final run in the sixth for the 9-4 score. Union threated in the seventh, loading the bases with one out, but were held scoreless as Eli Thibado flied out and Brady Cook struck out looking to end the inning.

Banks Woodley earned the win, to move to 2-1 on the season; allowing four run on eleven hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Micah Wyatt earned the save, pitching the final 2.2 innings; keeping the Bulldogs scoreless on two hits with four strikeouts.

GAME 2: UU 4, SU 3

The Hawks took an early 1-0 lead in the game on an infield single from Angel Acosta to plate Raul Cortes in the second inning and added to it in the third on a two-run single from Cortes to make it a 3-0 game.

Only to have the Bulldogs rally for four runs in the bottom of the third for the 4-3 final score.

Jacob Ramos took the loss, allowing four runs on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts through the complete game, six innings.

Cortes finished the game 2-3 at the plate with two RBI, while Acevedo also added two hits for the game.

Shorter will be back on short-rest as the Hawks host Georgia College Tuesday afternoon in a 1:00pm start from the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.

The Model boys’ tennis team remained unbeaten on the young season Monday as they picked up a 5-0 win over Region 7-AA foe Coosa.

Parker Stone got a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles, and Kyle Hale followed suit with the matching score at No. 2 singles. Chase Geier wrapped up singles play with a 6-0, 6-0 win in the No. 3 spot.

In doubles, Justin Roberts and Micah Veillon took the No. 1 match 6-2, 6-2, and Barton Sapota and Eli Abdou bounced back from a first set defeat to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Model (3-0) travels to Summerville on Thursday to take on Chattooga.

In other action:

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Shorter sweeps doubleheader

The Lady Hawks swept Union to take the Gulf South Conference series from the Lady Bulldogs; winning the opener 7-2, before taking the finale 4-3.

 

With the wins, Shorter moves to 8-6 overall and 4-1 in the conference; while Union slips to 4-8 on the season and 1-4 in the GSC.

 

GAME 1: SU 7, UU 2

The Lady Hawks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the opener, as Tiffany Holland scored on an error and Taylor Martin came in on a fielder's choice in the first inning. Only to have the Lady Bulldogs answer in the bottom of the inning to tie the game.

 

From there, it was all Shorter as they added five unanswered runs for the 7-2 final score. In the third, Carson Carriker got the scoring started when she came in on a ground out from Dani Lukas after reaching base on a double down the left field line. Lindsey Newell followed with a RBI double to bring in Martin and Payton Lippert - in her first collegiate at-bat - tallied an RBI single to bring in Newell for the 5-2 score. Martin added an RBI single in the fourth to make it a 6-2 game, before Carriker delivered an RBI single in the sixth for the 7-2 score.

 

Lippert earned the win, pitching the final six innings; allowing no runs on two hits with six strikeouts. While, Hannah Draper made the start, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks in one inning.

 

Martin finished the day 3-3 at the plate with an RBI; while, Carriker and Lippert each tallied two hits with one RBI apiece.

 

GAME 2: SU 4, UU 3

Shorter opened the scoring in the finale, with two runs in the first inning as Martin delivered an RBI triple to bring in Holland, before coming on a fielder's choice from Newell. And, added to it in the second on an unearned run from Taylor Ann Oda, for the 3-0 score. The Lady Hawks then extended their lead to 4-0 on an RBI single from Carriker in the fourth.

 

Union rallied in the sixth to cut into the lead, with a run; before tacking on two in their last at-bat for the 4-3 final score.

 

Julie Sanderlin earned the win, her third of the year, on a complete game performance. Over seven innings she allowed three runs on eight hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

 

Holland finished the game 3-4 at the plate, while Carriker added two more hits in game two - to finish with four on the afternoon.

 

The Lady Hawks will be back in action next weekend as they host Mississippi College in Gulf South Conference play and the home opener for 2018 from Alto Park.

 

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Shorter splits with Union

The Hawks earned the series win over Union with a 9-4 win in game one, before falling in the finale 4-3 to earn the split for the afternoon.

 

Shorter moves to 8-7 overall and 2-1 in conference play; while the Bulldogs move to 5-8 on the season and 1-2 in the GSC.

 

GAME 1: SU 9, UU 4

Union got on the board first, scoring on a sacrifice fly in the first. Only to have the Hawks come back in the second with three runs to take a 3-1 lead. Shorter's first run of the game came as Hunter Reaid delivered an RBI single to plate Victor Perez. Bailey Gerstner then scored on a ground out from Luis Acevedo and Matt Christian delivered an RBI double to bring in Reaid.

 

The Hawks then added to it in the fourth, with four runs, to make it a 7-1 game as Gerstner and Reaid scored on errors and Isaiah Maddela delivered a two-run homerun to left field to bring in Blake Metcalf. Union struck for two in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 7-3.

 

Both teams added a run in the fifth to make it an 8-4 game, before the Hawks tacked on a final run in the sixth for the 9-4 score. Union threated in the seventh, loading the bases with one out, but were held scoreless as Eli Thibado flied out and Brady Cook struck out looking to end the inning.

 

Banks Woodley earned the win, to move to 2-1 on the season; allowing four run on eleven hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Micah Wyatt earned the save, pitching the final 2.2 innings; keeping the Bulldogs scoreless on two hits with four strikeouts.

 

GAME 2: UU 4, SU 3

The Hawks took an early 1-0 lead in the game on an infield single from Angel Acosta to plate Raul Cortes in the second inning and added to it in the third on a two-run single from Cortes to make it a 3-0 game.

 

Only to have the Bulldogs rally for four runs in the bottom of the third for the 4-3 final score.

 

Jacob Ramos took the loss, allowing four runs on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts through the complete game, six innings.

 

Cortes finished the game 2-3 at the plate with two RBI, while Acevedo also added two hits for the game.

 

Shorter will be back on short-rest as the Hawks host Georgia College Tuesday afternoon in a 1:00pm start from the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.