Athletic News

April 13, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Eller Posts Second Career Two-Homer Game as Hawks Defeat Oglethorpe, 10-2

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Senior Kyle Eller had four hits, including his second career two-homer game, as the Huntingdon baseball team rolled past visiting Oglethorpe, 10-2, on Tuesday at Neal Posey Field.

With the win, the Hawks improved to 26-11 on the season, while the Stormy Petrels fell to 19-16 overall.

Eller drove in four runs in the game, giving him 57 RBIs on the season, pulling him to within four of Division III’s individual leader, Evan Jones of Trinity (Texas) University. In addition, Eller has hit safely in his last seven games, going 19-for-31 and raising his season batting average 56 points to .414.

Junior Drew Harrell also picked up a pair of hits, while senior Patrick Jackson hit his first home run of the season and drove in two runs. Harrell and senior Josh Bennefield also had two RBIs.

Freshman Evan Agnew picked up the victory for the Hawks, tossing 6.0 innings of three-hit ball in his first collegiate start. Agnew walked four and struck out three to improve his record to 2-1 on the season.

Senior Scott Holloway threw 2.0 innings of one-hit relief, while fellow senior Alex Sanford struck out the only batter he faced on three pitchers. Sanford now has a Division III high 98 strike outs on the season. After an error allowed Joseph Parillo to reach base, Eller closed the game out by getting Jake Spear to line into a double play.

Sam Briend took the loss for the Petrels after pitching 7 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs, while striking out four. Stephen Archer had one of four hits for Oglethorpe in the game, his sixth home run of the season.

Huntingdon will conclude the regular-season portion of its schedule this weekend, when it hosts Emory. First pitch on Saturday is scheduled for 3 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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