The Shorter University baseball team fell to Barry 8-7 in 10 innings yesterday afternoon in Miami Shores, Florida, allowing Barry to sweep the season opening series. The Hawks will play their first home game of the season on Wednesday as host
to Carson-Newman. First pitch is set for 2 pm at the Robert H.
A winter weather related tragedy took place in Gordon County yesterday when a youngster died after being pulled from a frozen pond. Joseph Attoh, age 13, died at a local hospital following the incident. The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the fatality, for which the cause has yet to be determined.
The Rome Exchange Club has a very special program on tap for today. Former NASA specialist Herb Sherwin will recount his days of working with the Apollo program, which landed American men on the Moon. Sherwin worked with the Space Environmental Simulation Laboratory at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Their goal was to prepare items that were to go into space for the conditions they would experience in the vacuum of space, according to Sherwin.
Tune in for Berry College basketball tonight on WLAQ AM 1410 tonight as Berry’s men’s and women’s teams host Southern Athletic Association rival Birmingham-Southern. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men at Berry’s Cage Center. Coverage will also be provided online at www.wlaq1410.com.
The National Weather Service continues to warn the public about the dangers of black ice. A Special Weather Statement remains in effect related to black ice until further notice. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing between 10 am and noon today.
Calling all ‘starving artists’! Applications are now being
accepted for the 3rd annual Starving Artist Expo. The event is set for Saturday, March 29th from 11 am until 7 pm at the Seven Hills Building on Broad Street.
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams dropped a pair of Gulf South Conference matches with Union University last night in Jackson, Tennessee. The Lady Hawks were defeated by a final score of 91-72 to fall to 5-12 overall and 3-8 in the GSC. Ieshia Alexander led Shorter in scoring with 20 points. The Hawks lost in overtime 83-82, leaving them with a 8-9 record overall and 5-6 in conference play. Jordan Jacks was the top scorer for Shorter with 21 points.
Shorter University’s baseball team will open up their 2014 season this weekend. They’ll do so with a three-game series against Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. The teams will play a double header at noon on Saturday, which will be followed by a solo outing at noon on Sunday.