Athletic News

March 25, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Covenant Sweeps Hawks in Friday's Double-Header

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. --- Huntingdon College's baseball team dropped two games against Covenant College on Friday afternoon. The Hawks fell, 2-1, in the first game before the Scots jumped on Huntingdon, 11-2, for the final victory of the day.

Game One Boxscore

In the opening game of the afternoon, Huntingdon was held to only three hits and one run in the, 2-1, loss to the Scots. Covenant edged out the Hawks with two runs on five hits while striking out eight Hawk batters.

Covenant scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning before Huntingdon cut the margin to 2-1 in the top of the 6th for the final score. Freshman Joseph Odom's single to left field drove in Huntingdon's only run in the, 2-1, loss.

Seniors Stephen Bishop, Greg Clayton and Odom all record one of the three hits Huntingdon recorded in game one.

Junior John Rice (2-2) pitched six innings allowing two runs on five hits while walking three batters and striking out four in the loss. Freshman Tate Fowler came in relief for two innings and registered one strike out.

Game Two Boxscore

Huntingdon fell down by eight runs after the Scots scored four runs each in the bottom of the 2nd and 3rd inning. The Hawks scored their first run of the game, 8-1, when senior Ryan Harrison led off with a solo home-run in the top of the 4th inning. Sophomore Keegan Lambeth's ground out to second base drove home Huntingdon's final run of the game, 8-2, in the top of the fifth.

Covenant (15-6) added three more runs in the bottom of the 6th inning securing their second win of the afternoon over Huntingdon, 11-2.

Bishop led the Hawks going 3-for-4 while scoring one of Huntingdon's two runs on the afternoon. Harrison and Lambeth recorded the only two-RBI's in the final game including Harrison's second homer of the season.

Junior Kevin Aaron (3-2) got the start going two innings giving up six runs on six hits for the loss. Freshman Joseph Fincher followed Aaron pitching two innings allowing two runs on three hits with two strike outs. Sophomore Parker Adams came in from the fifth through eighth innings surrendering three runs on six hits striking out three batters in his appearance. Junior Josh Knuth wrapped up the Hawks' pitching in the 9th inning only allowing one hit with two strike outs.

The Hawks (15-8, 2-0 GSAC) look to bounce back from Friday's sweep on Saturday, Mar. 26, for the final game of the three game series at 11 a.m. Central against Covenant.

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


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