Athletic News

February 21, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Complete Undefeated Four-Game Road Swing with 15-9 Victory over Frostburg State

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—Senior Kyle Eller had four hits and drove in seven runs , as the Huntingdon baseball team completed an undefeated four-game road swing with a 15-9 victory over Frostburg State at Armstrong-Shelley Field.

During the weekend, the Hawks (5-3) defeated the team ranked No. 13 in the Division III Preseason Poll by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper in Farmingdale State, the team picked second in the Preseason USA-South baseball poll in Methodist, and a team with 26 straight winning seasons in Frostburg State.

On the day, Eller had a pair of doubles and his third home run of the season, en route to tying a career-high with the RBI total. Eller matched his previous high of seven, set last season against Atlanta Christian on April 21, 2009.

In addition to Eller’s big game, seniors Josh Bennefield, Shawn Bezwiechin and Chris Knight, as well as junior Drew Harrell each added two hits, while senior Bryant Hall added three runs batted in.

Senior Scott Holloway earned the victory for the Hawks, tossing 3.0 innings of two-hit relief, while striking out five. Holloway took over for junior Sam Griffin, who started the game and lasted just 2.0 innings. Sophomore Caleb Cofield and junior Ryan Harrison threw the final four frames, allowing just one hit, while striking out four.

Despite posting only eight hits in the contest, four of the Bobcats’ hits were home runs, including two by Joe Garrity. Kevin Williford took the loss for Frostburg State (2-2), after allowing three hits and three earned runs in just 2/3 of an inning.

The Hawks offense flourished during the four-game road trip, as they posted a .361 team batting average during the stretch.

Eller finished with a .529 batting average, going 9-for-17 with 10 runs scored, four doubles, a triple and a home run. He also drove in 13, slugged 1.059 and recorded a .636 on-base percentage.

Bezwiechin also enjoyed the road trip, hitting .500 with four doubles and 12 RBIs, while Bennefield posting a .467 batting average with 10 runs scored and a .619 on-base percentage.

Huntingdon will look to continue its strong play on Wednesday, when it hosts Millsaps at 4 p.m.

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Tim Lutz
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
tlutz@huntingdon.edu

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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