The Atlanta Braves lost to the Miami Marlins 10-2 yesterday in Spring Training action in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It was a tough day at the office for Braves starter Tim Hudson, who gave up six runs on nine hits in five innings of work. The Braves will head to Viera to take on the Washington Nationals today at 1:05 pm.
COLLEGE SOFTBALL: SHORTER SEES WINNING STREAK COME TO AN END WITH SUNDAY SPLIT, BERRY SPLITS AT FORD FIELD
A Sunday split at the Alto Park softball complex brought one of longest winning streaks in Shorter University’s history to an end yesterday. Shorter won the opener 3-2, but their winning streak stopped at 17 games as they lost the nightcap 3-2. The Lady Hawks are now 18-2 overall and 7-1 in the Gulf South Conference. They’ll host Lee University in a double header on Wednesday at 3 pm.
State Representative Katie Dempsey represented Georgia at a meeting of the Council of State Governments last weekend in Boca Raton, Florida. She says the meeting was entirely focused on K-12 education. Dempsey, a strong advocate for education, says that measures are being taken to keep kids in school and get them ready for the next step in life, whether it be college or career certification.
Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal will host the 11th annual Easter egg hunt at the Governor’s Mansion on Saturday, March 23rd from 10 am until noon. According to a release from the office of Governor Nathan Deal, activities will include photos with the Easter Bunny, cupcake and egg decorating stations, a storybook station featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Easter egg roll, a moonwalk and the Easter egg hunt.
The Shorter University baseball team completed a three-game sweep of Gulf South Conference rival Union University with a 4-2 victory yesterday afternoon at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. The Hawks notched wins in both games of Saturday’s double header, 2-1 and 5-4. With their weekend wins, the Hawks improved to 5-13 overall and 4-2 in the GSC. They’ll be on the road to face Albany State in a non-conference double header tomorrow at 1 pm.
It was one week ago today that $85 billion in tax cuts began to take effect due to sequestration. US Senator Johnny Isakson believes that sequestration has been received pretty well by Americans. He indicates that the military has taken the biggest hit due to the sequester.
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour this weekend as the annual switch to Daylight Savings Time takes place at 2 am on Sunday, March 10th.
The Shorter University men’s basketball team picked up a 66-46 win over Bob Jones University yesterday in the quarterfinal round of the National Christian College Athletic Association South Region Tournament. The top seeded Hawks will proceed to the semifinal round of the tournament against fifth-seeded Pensacola Christian this afternoon at 3 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.