Athletic News

February 18, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Baseball Beats Frostburg State, 8-3, in Methodist Diamond Invitational

Fayetteville, N.C. --- Senior Sam Griffin struck out seven batters in the, 8-3, win over Frostburg State University in the first game of the Methodist Diamond Invitational on Friday afternoon.


Griffin (1-0) pitched six innings in the win allowing three runs on three hits. Griffin also struck out seven batters while walking only one.


Huntingdon was held scoreless through four innings with only two hits. Frostburg State took the lead, 1-0, in the bottom of the 3rd inning when sophomore Caleb Astin committed a fielding error and Frostburg State's Adam Summerfelt was able to score from third base.


The Hawks (4-2) bats came alive taking the lead, 3-1, after four hits and two errors by the Bobcats (0-1). Astin led off the top of the 5th inning with a single up the middle, and Astin advanced to second base from senior Grey Clayton's sacrifice bunt. Junior Chad Baxley's single put runners on the corners for Huntingdon with one out. Senior Miles Walding's sacrifice bunt scored Astin, 1-1, and moved Baxley over to third base. Senior Drew Harrell singled to the pitcher driving in Baxley, while Walding crossed the plate after the throw to first base, 3-1.


In the 7th inning Huntingdon extended its lead to six runs, 7-1, when the Bobcats brought in Spencer Madison to pitch. Walding got his second hit of the day with one out. Harrell's two out single drove in Walding from first base for the first run of the inning. Freshman Joseph Odom doubled scoring Harrell, 5-1, and advanced to third on a fielding error. After sophomore Austin White reached on base by an error, Astin tripled sending two runners across the plate for the six run lead.


The Bobcats cut the deficit to four after scoring two runs off of two hits and a Hawks' throwing error in the bottom of the 7th inning, 7-3. Senior Stephen Bishop's sacrifice fly in the top of the 8th inning scored sophomore Evan Agnew giving Huntingdon the five run advantage, 8-3.


Huntingdon had five batters all record two hits against Frostburg State, including Astin, Baxley, Harrell, Odom and Walding. Walding led the team with 2 RBI's in the victory.


Frostburg State's preseason All-American Britton Quayle was handed his first loss after allowing three earned runs on seven hits. Quayle sat down seven Hawks and only walked one in the loss.


Huntingdon takes on Methodist University (4-2) on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 12 p.m. Central in the Methodist Diamond Invitational. Live stats will be available at http://www.mumonarchs.com/custompages/xlive/xlive.htm

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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