MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Huntingdon softball team dropped a pair
of heartbreaking Great South Athletic Conference games to Maryville
College on Saturday, falling 5-4 in the opener and 4-2 in 10 innings in
the nightcap, at the Huntingdon Softball Field.
After the day, the Hawks fell to 17-19 on the season and 5-3 in
league matches, while the Lady Scots improved to 14-18 overall and 8-0
in the GSAC.
In the opener, five Huntingdon errors led to a pair of unearned runs
in the one-run defeat.
Senior Kayla Bratcher and juniors Barton Hunter and Ashley Blocker
each recorded two hits, while Blocker and fellow junior Jessica Sharker
each drove in runs.
Bratcher tossed her 32nd career complete game, but took the loss in
the game, falling to 5-11 on the season. Bratcher scattered 10 hits and
allowed only three earned runs, while striking out one and walking one.
Lindsy Little led Maryville with three hits and two runs batted in.
Sarah Reeder tossed 6 2/3 innings of eight-hit ball to pick up the
victory, while Jessica McCarter recorded the final out for her first
save of the season.
In the nightcap, Megan Lock and Hope Marlow each posted RBIs in the
top of the 10th inning to provide the final margin of 4-2.
After allowing a run in the top of the first inning, Huntingdon
rallied for a run in the bottom of the fifth to force extra innings. The
two squads exchanged runs in the ninth inning, before the Scots plated
two in the 10th.
Freshman Melissa McClure took the loss for the Hawks, throwing 6.0
innings and allowing three runs, while striking out three and walking
five. Bratcher tossed 4.0 innings of one-run relief, allowing just two
hits and striking out two.
Sharker and junior Mary Lawren Hill each drove in runs for the Hawks,
while McClure added her fifth double of the season.
Huntingdon will return to action on Sunday, when it hosts LaGrange in
a GSAC doubleheader, beginning at 2 p.m.
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