Ga. --- Huntingdon College's baseball team dropped their fifth game
of the season, 15-3, against Emory University on Saturday afternoon
in Atlanta. The Hawks and Eagles were tied after three innings of
action, but Emory outscored Huntingdon 12-0 in the final six innings
for the win.
Ryan Harrison's solo home run in the top of the 3rd inning
highlighted the Hawks' offense, while Huntingdon committed five
errors and allowed 16 Eagles' hits in the loss.
Hawks got on the scoreboard first in the opening inning after two
hits and one Emory error while Huntingdon left one runner on base.
Sophomore Keegan Lambeth singled up the middle with one out before
senior Drew Harrell's fielder's choice caused Lambeth to be the force
out at second base. Harrell advanced to second after Harrison's
single put two runners on base with two outs. After stealing third
base, Harrell scored on a throwing error, 1-0, giving the Hawks the
extended their margin, 2-0, with a second run in the top of the 2nd
inning from three hits. Freshman Joseph Odom led off the inning with
a single through the left side before sophomore Austin White got hit
by a pitch. However, White was picked off at first base for the first
out of the inning followed by a wild pitch sending Odom to third
base. Senior Miles Walding's RBI-single drove Odom home from third
for the two run advantage.
cut the Hawks' margin by one in the bottom of the 2nd
inning after three hits while leaving three men on base.
Hawks scored their final run of the contest in the bottom of the 3rd
inning when Harrison homered over left field giving Huntingdon the
Eagles (14-7) drove in 14 unanswered runs over the final seven
innings after trailing by two runs to Huntingdon for their 14th
win of the season.
bats recorded ten total hits in the loss, while Harrison (2-for-3),
Lambeth (2-for-4) and Odom (2-for-3) all paced the team with two
hits. Harrison and Walding each drove in a RBI against the Eagles.
John Rice (2-1) got the start for the Hawks allowing seven runs
(three earned runs) on ten hits in four innings for the loss. Despite
the loss, Rice struck out six batters and only walked two. Senior Sam
Griffin and freshman Nick Hagler each pitched one inning while giving
up six combined runs. Junior Alan Clemons also came in for relief
pitching two innings while allowing one run with two strike outs.
Paul Schwendel (4-1) picked up the win after throwing six innings
allowing three runs while sitting down ten Hawk batters.
looks to rebound on Sunday, Mar. 20, in the rematch against Emory in
Atlanta at 1 p.m. Eastern.
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