Athletic News

April 10, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks’ Defense Struggles as LaGrange Evens Series with 11-7 Victory

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 contests.

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 by LaGrange.

The two squads will square off in the rubber match of the series on Sunday at 1 p.m.


Tim Lutz
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579


Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579

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