MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Despite a 4-for-4 afternoon at the plate by
senior Kyle Eller, six Huntingdon errors led to six unearned runs for
LaGrange, as the Panthers posted an 11-7 victory against the Hawks and
evened the three-game Great South Athletic Conference series at one
game each at Neal Posey Field.
With the loss, the Hawks fell to 24-11 on the season and 3-5 in GSAC
play, while the Panthers improved to 18-16 overall and 3-2 in league
Eller paced the Huntingdon offense with the four hits, while fellow
senior Shawn Bezwiechin drove in three runs. Senior Chad Green added a
pair of hits, including his fourth home run of the season, while Eller
launched his sixth home run of the year.
Senior Scott Holloway (5-3) took the loss for the Hawks, tossing just
2.0 innings, while allowing seven hits and eight runs. Despite the
disappointing outing from Holloway, Huntingdon did get 7.0 efficient
innings of relief from sophomore John Rice, who scattered just four hits
and allowed three runs, only one of which was earned. Rice also struck
out four in the appearance.
Eric Heath, Robbie Shelton and David Miller each finished with two
hits for the Panthers, with Shelton hit his eighth home run of the
season. Neal Smith picked up the victory, tossing 5 2/3 innings,
scattering 10 hits and allowing six runs.
Even though the defense struggled, the Hawks still had an opportunity
to claw back into the game, but they left 12 runners on base, grounded
into two double plays and plated just one unearned run after four errors
The two squads will square off in the rubber match of the series on
Sunday at 1 p.m.
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