Ortiz, Linton both win against Shorter
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Ortiz, Linton both win against Shorter
Eddie Ortiz pinned his opponent at 125 in Wednesday's dual match against Shorter. (Credit Tim Tushla)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eddie Ortiz pinned his opponent and Cody Linton won as well, but 17th-ranked Shorter University posted five victories by Fall en route to a 46-9 victory over Cumberland in wrestling action Wednesday afternoon at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs (0-4) forfeited two matches (141 and 197) and lost another by Major Decision against the Hawks (4-2).

Ortiz got CU off to a good start with a victory against Jon Rodriguez at 125 by Fall at 5:28, but Shorter’s Nate Galloway evened the match with a win at 133 over Ethyn Holbrook by Fall at 3:50.

Robbie Collum pinned CU’s Michael Gonzalez at 2:13 at 149 and Dalton Lane won by Fall at 6:25 over CU’s Jacob Shirley. Zeke Hunt hung tough for a while at 165 against sixth-ranked Wally Figaro, but Shorter pulled away late for an 11-2 Major Decision.

Fifth-ranked Raleigh Abbott pinned CU’s Scott Stewart at 174 at 3:54 before Linton gave the Bulldogs their other points of the match with a 3-0 Decision against Joe Hinchmann. Shorter’s Brett Haley won the final match at 285 by Fall at 5:43 against Joseph Hill.

Cumberland will take part in the NIU Quadrangular in Dekalb, Ill., on December 21 against Northern Illinois, Kent State and Cleveland State.

#17 Shorter Univ. 46, Cumberland Univ. 9

Wt. Class

Winner Loser

Type; Score

CU

SHOR

125

Eddie Ortiz (CU) Jon Rodriguez (SHOR)

F; 5:28

6

0

133

Nate Galloway (SHOR) Ethyn Holbrook (CU)

F; 3:50

6

6

141

Colby Rinehart (SHOR) Matt Scheve (CU)

FOR

6

12

149

Robbie Collum (SHOR) Michael Gonzalez (CU)

F; 2:13

6

18

157

Dalton Lane (SHOR) Jacob Shirley (CU)

F; 6:25

6

24

165

(6) Wally Figaro (SHOR) Zeke Hunt (CU)

MD; 11-2

6

28

174

(5) Raleigh Abbott (SHOR) Scott Stewart (CU)

F; 3:54

6

34

184

Cody Linton (CU) Joe Hinchmann (SHOR)

D; 3-0

9

34

197

Gunny Hoyt (SHOR) Open

FOR

9

40

285

Brett Haley (SHOR) Joseph Hill (CU)

F; 5:43

9

46

MFOR – Medical Forfeit
FOR – Forfeit
D – Decision
MD – Major Decision
F – Fall
TF – Technical Fall