MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Huntingdon softball team got back on
the winning track by sweeping a doubleheader against Division II
Tuskegee University on Thursday at the Huntingdon Softball Field. The
Hawks earned a 6-4 victory in the opening game of the twin bill, before
taking the second game 15-5 in five innings.
With the sweep, the Hawks improved to 11-15 on the season, while the
Tigers fell to 7-7 overall.
In the opener, Tuskegee jumped out to a 4-0 lead, plating four in the
top of the third inning. The big blow of the frame came from Kristen
O’Neal, who delivered a two-run single, while Denavia Harrison and
Jennifer Taylor each drove in runs.
The Hawks answered with three runs in the bottom of the third inning,
with freshmen Melissa McClure and Chasity Ward each driving in runs
during the rally.
Huntingdon tied the score up at four in the next inning when junior
Barton Hunter scored on a passed ball, before plating a pair runs thanks
to a three-base error by O’Neal.
McClure (6-5) earned the victory for the Hawks, scattering nine hits
and allowing four runs, while striking out eight and walking none.
Hunter finished with three hits, while Ward added two hits and a
Jennifer Taylor took the loss in the game, allowing six runs on eight
In game two, Huntingdon took advantage of five errors by the Tigers
by scoring seven unearned runs in the victory.
Hunter drove in two runs and scored three more, while senior Kayla
Bratcher also drove in a pair of runs. Senior Meagan Jackson, junior
Mary Lawren Hill and freshmen Sarah Solomon and Brittney Calma each
scored two runs.
Bratcher picked up the victory on the mound, improving to 4-9 on the
season by allowing five runs on six hits.
Takeyla Ross took the loss, allowing nine runs on three hits, while
walking seven. Jamie Keith led the Tigers offense with two hits and two
runs batted in.
Huntingdon will return to action on Thursday, April 8, when it hosts
LaGrange in a Great South Athletic Conference doubleheader, beginning at
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