Athletic News

February 27, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Continue Strong Play With Sweep of Arcadia and Mount St. Joseph’s

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Huntingdon baseball team continued its strong play by winning a pair of games on Saturday and extending its win streak to six games, as it defeated Arcadia, 14-8, in the opener and Mount St. Joseph’s, 11-8, in the finale at Joe Lee Griffin Field on Samford University’s campus.

With the sweep, the Hawks now stand at 8-3 on the season and will look to continue their streak on Sunday against Birmingham-Southern. Huntingdon will look to avenge an earlier-season loss to the Panthers at 2:30 p.m.

In the contest against the Knights (0-1), senior Chris Knight and freshman Austin White each drove in three runs and freshman Steve Argo tossed 6.0 innings of effective relief, as the Hawks overcame three errors in the victory.

After three innings, the two squads were tied at 6-6, but Huntingdon scored in the final five frames, including two runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings.

Junior Greg Clayton led the team with three hits, while also scoring three runs. Senior Bryant Hall scored a team-high four runs and seniors Kyle Eller and Chad Green each had two hits. Eller also added three stolen bases.

Argo took the mound for Huntingdon starter John Rice, who tossed just one inning in the contest. Argo, making his first collegiate appearance, threw 6.0 innings, scattering eight hits, while striking out four and walking none, to earn the victory. Senior Blake Gillies and sophomore Caleb Cofield each threw perfect innings of relief to seal the win.

In the win against the Lions, Hawks’ starter Alex Sanford worked six innings and fellow senior Scott Holloway slammed the door to earn the victory.

Senior Josh Bennefield finished with four hits, while Knight added two more hits.

Huntingdon blew the game open with five runs in the seventh inning, after the Lions rallied to take the lead two innings earlier.

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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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