Athletic News

February 27, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Softball Drops a Pair in Day One of the 2010 Panther Classic on Saturday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Huntingdon softball team dropped a pair of games in the opening day of the 2010 Panther Classic on Saturday, falling to NAIA foe Berry, 14-6, in the first game of the day, while dropping the nightcap in heartbreaking fashion, 7-6, to host Birmingham-Southern.

With the losses, the Hawks fell to 2-6 on the season, while Berry improved to 5-2 and BSC stayed perfect on the season at 5-0.

In the contest against the Vikings, six errors proved to be the downfall for Huntingdon, as Berry plated eight unearned runs as a result.

Freshman Brittany Mitchell drove in a pair of runs with a double, while senior Kayla Bratcher, junior P.J. Pringle and freshman Melissa McClure each drove in runs.

Bratcher took the loss, tossing 5.0 innings and allowing six earned runs, while striking out four.

Kristin Stoll paced the Vikings by going 2-for-4 with six runs batted in, while Lindsey Lowe drove in four runs, while hitting two home runs.

In the contest with the Panthers, Huntingdon could not take advantage of four BSC errors, as rallied and scored in the top of the seventh inning to earn the one-run victory.

Jena Franks drove in the game-winning run with a RBI triple, following a leadoff walk to Ronni Ferris.

Huntingdon jumped out to a 3-0 lead, following a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the first and a solo home run by Mitchell in the third inning.

However, the Panthers scored three times in the fourth inning, while the two squads exchanged a run in the fifth and two in the sixth, before Franks game-changing hit.

Bratcher suffered the loss in game two as well, throwing 7.0 innings, while allowing four earned runs and striking out five.

Ashley Bice drove in two runs for BSC, while Franks, Tori Harris and Misha Aldridge each finished with two hits.

Action in the 2010 Panther Classic continues tomorrow as Huntingdon and Berry square off at 11 a.m., and BSC faces the Hawks again at 1 p.m. at the BSC Softball Complex.

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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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