Athletic News

April 03, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks' Offense Struggles to Score in the GSAC Loss to Piedmont, 4-2

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- Senior Ryan Harrison's two-run homer in the bottom of the 7th provided the only scoring highlight for Huntingdon College's baseball team in their second Great South Athletic Conference loss, 4-2, against Piedmont College on Sunday afternoon at Posey Field. The Lions out-hit the Hawks 12-6 in Huntingdon's tenth loss of the season. Boxscore

Piedmont's Kyle Davis drew a lead off walk in the top of the 3rd inning before Davis stole second base with no outs. A Lions' ground out moved Davis to third base followed by Curtis Cornett's sacrifice fly to center field for Piedmont's one run advantage, 1-0.

In the top of the 4th inning, the Lions extended their lead by two runs, 2-0, from an RBI-double to right field by Davis.

Piedmont's Cornett's two-out single through the left side of the infield drove in the third run of the game for the Lions, 3-0, in the top of the 7th inning.

Huntingdon's offense woke up after the 7th inning stretch with freshman Joseph Odom leading off the inning with a single to right center followed by Harrison's two-run homer over the left field wall. Harrison's third home-run of the season cut Piedmont's lead down to one run, 3-2.

The Lions (18-12, 2-1 GSAC) found some breathing room in the top of the 8th inning when Josh Bailey's double down the left field line drove in one run for Piedmont, 4-2.

Junior Josh Knuth (1-1) made his second start of the season against the Lions allowing one run on four hits with one strike out and three walks in three innings of work for the loss. Senior Sam Griffin pitched four innings in relief allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out two batters. Finishing off the pitching duties for the Hawks' Harrison struck out three batters in the final two innings.

At the plate, senior Drew Harrell (3-for-3) led the Hawks with three hits in the, 4-2, loss. Harrison's 7th inning homer provided the only two runs for Huntingdon in the three game series finale.

Huntingdon (16-10, 1-2 GSAC) returns to action on Friday, Apr. 8, hosting GSAC opponent Maryville College at 6 p.m. on Posey Field. Live stats will be available atfs.huntingdon.edu/livestats/xlive.htm.

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


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