Athletic News

March 05, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Take Opening Game of Three-Game Series against Rust, 11-1

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Seniors Bryant Hall and Kyle Eller each drove in three runs to lead the Huntingdon baseball team to an 11-1 victory over Rust on Friday, in the opening game of a three-game series being played at Neal Posey Field this weekend.

In the contest, the Hawks (10-4) pounded out 11 hits, including two each from Hall, Eller, fellow senior Chris Knight and freshman Austin White. Huntingdon also took advantage of 11 walks issued by the Bearcats’ (0-4) pitching staff, as five of the free passes came around to score.

Junior Patrick Jackson and senior Josh Bennefield each scored two runs for the Hawks, three of which came after reaching via a walk.

On the mound, junior Sam Griffin kept the Bearcats in check, throwing just 91 pitches to work the first 7.0 innings. Griffin allowed only one unearned run and two hits, while striking out for to pick up his first victory of the season.

Rust managed just three hits for the contest and also committed four errors. Huntingdon finished the game with 12 runners left on base.

The two squads will square off in the final two games of the series on Saturday, when they play a doubleheader, beginning at 1 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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