MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Huntingdon baseball team completed a
weekend sweep of visiting Blackburn College on Sunday, taking the final
game of the series 17-4 at Neal Posey Field.
Senior Chad Green paced the Hawks (17-4) with three runs batted in,
while fellow senior Bryant Hall posted a team-high three hits. Hall and
junior Greg Clayton each also added two RBIs, while senior Shawn
Bezwiechin and junior Drew Harrell each scored three runs.
Senior Douglas Pate earned the victory, tossing 4.0 innings of
five-hit ball. Pate struck out four, but walked three and allowed three
runs to improve to 3-1 on the season. Senior Blake Gillies added two
innings of two-hit relief, while sophomore Caleb Cofield tossed a
scoreless frame to end the contest.
Defense let down the Beavers (1-9), as they committed six errors,
leading to six unearned runs. Huntingdon was able to work around four
errors of its own, as only one unearned run scored. The Hawks also were
able to strand 15 Blackburn runners on base.
Ian Andrews took the loss for the Beavers, falling to 0-1 on the
season after allowing 13 runs on eight hits in 4.0 innings. German
Villagran finished 1-for-4 in the game with two RBIs, while Cody Unser
added two hits.
During the weekend series, Huntingdon outscored the Beavers, 49-4, and posted a .417 team batting average.
Harrell finished 4-for-6 with seven runs scored, four stolen bases
and an .800 on-base percentage. Hall tallied seven hits in 11 at bats,
while Green posted a .571 batting average with 10 runs batted in.
Huntingdon will return to action on Tuesday, when it travels to
Atlanta to take on Oglethorpe in a doubleheader. First pitch of game
one is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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