Athletic News

March 02, 2011
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Emory Holds on to, 10-7, Win Against Huntingdon at Posey Field

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- After trailing 10-2 to Emory University, the Huntingdon College baseball team scored five runs pulling within three. However, the Hawks' offense missed opportunities for more runs leaving nine total runners on base in the, 10-7, loss at Posey Field. Boxscore

Senior Miles Walding and sophomore Keegan Lambeth each led the Hawks (10-4) with two hits on the night, while freshman Joseph Odom's homer gave him a team-high two RBI's in the loss. The Eagles out-hit the Hawks 12-9, while Huntingdon struck out eight times compared to Emory's two.

Freshman Joseph Fincher (2-1) made his third start of the season against the Eagles giving up six runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Emory (8-4) jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two runs in the second and four more in the top of the 3rd inning on Wednesday evening at Posey Field.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, junior Chad Baxley's bunt for a single and stolen base set up senior Miles Walding's RBI double down the left field line, scoring Baxley from second base. Walding stole third base before senior Drew Harrell reached on base from a Kevin O'Connor fielding error at second base. O'Connor's mistake advanced Walding across the plate cutting the margin to four runs, 6-2. Unfortunately, Huntingdon's offense left three runners on base ending the inning.

The Eagles extended their lead to eight runs, 10-2, after scoring three runs in the 4th and one in the 5th inning, including O'Connor's two-run homer in the top of the 4th against freshman Tate Fowler.

Huntingdon's sophomore Caleb Astin led off the bottom of the 6th inning with a double to right field followed by Odom's third home run of the season driving in Astin, 10-4.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, Huntingdon's mental mistakes ended the rally after scoring two-runs, 10-6. With bases loaded and two outs, a Hawks' runner was caught in a run down between first and second base before Emory's Ryan Jones threw sophomore Austin White out at home.

Lambeth's triple to right field drove in the Hawks final run of the night, 10-7, in the bottom of the 8th inning, after senior Stephen Bishop doubled to center field.

Emory's Paul Schwendel picked up the win after pitching 6 innings while allowing four runs on five hits. Schwendel walked four and struck out four batters on the night. Jason Edwards and Mike Bitanga each struck out two batters in their relief duties for Emory. Bitanga recorded a save after 1 2/3 scoreless innings on the mound.

Huntingdon looks to rebound on Saturday, Mar. 5, playing host to Rust College at Posey Field. The double-header is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Live stats will be available at

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