The Hawks might have found the key in a non-conference doubleheader with hapless Tennessee Temple on Tuesday, as Shorter scored 12 runs in each game and ended both games early by mercy rule, 12-2 and 12-0.
The Hawks won the opener in support of starting pitcher Ben Erichsen. Erichsen struck out seven for his fourth win of the season.
Brett White sizzled at the plate all afternoon, going 3-for-4 in both games.
Kyle Donovan and Jay Wellen also had three hits in the opener. Wellen led the team with three RBI.
In game two, Jarrod Lewis and Dustin Cantrell homered for Shorter (25-26).
Lewis went 3-for-4 with five RBIs. Chris Oliver pitched all five innings, allowing two hits and walking four while striking out three.
Shorter will play their final conference series at Emmanuel starting Friday.
Lady Hawks sweep Emmanuel
The No. 6 Shorter softball team capped off the regular season with a sweep of SSAC for Emmanel on the road.
An eight-inning game yielded a 6-5 win for the Lady Hawks in the opener while the bats came alive in game two for a 21-0 shutout in five innings.
Shorter begins the SSAC Tournament at Lee University on Thursday as the No. 1 seed with a 2 p.m. game against Southern Wesleyan.
Vikings take fourth on links
The Berry mens golf team shot a 307 on the second day of the NAIA Classic in Indianapolis to finish with a total score of 621 and finish fourth at the tournament.
Berry players Jason DeJiacomo and Sam Vautier finished tied for a team-leading 154.
John Maupin posted the third best second-round score with a 77 that put him at 156 for the tournament. Maupin finished one stroke ahead of Jarod Trammell who fired a 78 in the second round to finish with a 157.
The Vikings next test is the NAIA Region XIII Tournament hosted in Fort Gaines. That tournament will also serve as the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship Tournament for the men