Athletic News

February 20, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Baseball Captures a Pair of Victories on Saturday

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—The Huntingdon baseball team won both of its games on Saturday, as it defeated Farmingdale State, 9-6, and Methodist, 8-3, at Armstrong-Shelley Field.

With the two victories, the Hawks improved to 4-3 on the season, the first time this year they have been over .500. It also marks their third consecutive victory. Huntingdon will go for the weekend sweep on Sunday, when it plays Frostburg State at noon.

In the opener, senior Shawn Bezwiechin drove in three runs and fellow senior Douglas Pate tossed 7.0 efficient innings, as the Hawks defeated the Rams (0-3), who were ranked 13th in Collegiate Baseball’s Division III Preseason Poll.

Pate (1-0) scattered nine hits, while allowing only four earned runs and striking out three to earn the victory.

Tied 6-6 heading into the top of the eighth inning, Huntingdon plated a pair of runs with two outs, thanks to a two-run double by Bezwiechin. Junior Drew Harrell started the rally with a one-out single, before later stealing second. Senior Kyle Eller walked and came around to score on the double.

Huntingdon added an insurance run in the top of the ninth to provide the final margin.

Freshman Austin White also added his first career home run, a two-run shot in the third inning.

Sophomore Caleb Cofield tossed the final two innings to earn his first save of the season.

In the nightcap, senior Alex Sanford (2-1) kept the Monarchs’ (5-2) bats in check, scattering just three hits, while striking out four in 7.0 strong innings on the mound.

Bezwiechin and fellow senior Josh Bennefield drove in two runs each, while junior Greg Clayton added three hits.

Senior Scott Holloway tossed the final two innings, allowing four hits, while striking out one.

Brian Inghram and Trey Such each had two hits for the Monarchs.


Tim Lutz
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579


Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579

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