Rome, GA – Finishing with its second-lowest hit total of the season, the 17th-ranked University of Alabama in Huntsville baseball team fell 6-2 at Shorter on Friday afternoon in game one of their final series of the regular season.
The Chargers (32-12-1, 15-5-1 GSC) entered the game in second place in the GSC and with a chance to lock up the No. 2 seed, but Shorter (14-31, 9-14 GSC) spoiled game one with a four-run victory.
The Hawks plated two runs right away in the first inning to take an early 2-0 lead on the UAH ace Andrew Busby. Busby allowed four earned runs in 6.1 innings of work before leaving the way for Luke Mould.
Chase Handley brought the first UAH run home when he singled through the left side to score Vincent Kortbawi. Handley went 1 for 3 with the one RBI.
After Shorter went up 3-1, Justin Pearson grounded out with the bases loaded to score Justin Riddle and cut the deficit back to one. That would be all the scoring UAH would have though, as the Hawks went on to add three more.
The loss also drops the Chargers’ record to 7-9 on the road this season, a cause for concern. The team had one of the best records at home in the south region, but will finish the season no better than .500 on the road.
The two teams will play a doubleheader tomorrow at 9 a.m. central time.
Courtesy UAH Media Relations