--- Junior John Rice struck out eight of Maryville College's batters'
in the Hawks' win, 6-2, over the Scots on Saturday afternoon at Posey
Field. Huntingdon College's baseball team picked up their second
Great South Athletic Conference win of the season after falling,
13-8, to Maryville on Friday night.
Rice (4-2) made his ninth start of the season against Maryville
allowing two runs on six hits while striking out eight batters in 8
1/3 innings. Rice's eight strike outs added to his team-high 44
strike outs on the season. Senior Ryan Harrison came in the top of
inning recording the final two outs of the game including one strike
the plate, sophomore Keegan Lambeth (3-for-4) led the Hawks with
three of the nine total hits for Huntingdon's 17th
win. Harrison (2-for-5) also chipped in two hits on the day while
Senior Drew Harrell drove in a game-high two-RBI's.
got on the scoreboard first in the top of the 3rd
inning, 1-0, when Mikee Moore's double down the left field line sent
Zac Hargett across the plate for the one run lead.
tied up the conference contest before taking the lead in the bottom
of the 4th
inning against the Scots. Harrison started the Hawks' hitting with a
lead off double down the left field line followed two Hawk outs.
Sophomore Evan Agnew's double to right center sent the tying run
home, 1-1. Agnew stole third base and scored off of the Scots'
throwing error at third base for the go ahead run for Huntingdon,
Hawks extended their advantage to three runs, 4-1, after adding two
more runs in the bottom of 5th
inning. Senior Miles Walding led off the inning with a walk and stole
second base before senior Stephen Bishop singled to right center
setting up runners on the corners with no outs. Lambeth's walk loaded
the bases followed by Harrell's sacrifice fly to right field driving
in Walding and advancing Bishop to third base. Lambeth was nearly
picked off at first base but managed to safely return to the bag
after Bishop beat the throw to home plate for the second run of the
senior Greg Clayton started the bottom of the 8th
inning with a lead off walk before Walding's sacrifice bunt moved
Clayton over to second with one out. Bishop reached first base off of
a walk followed by Lambeth's bases loading single. Harrell drove in
his second-RBI of the game after a sacrifice fly to right field
giving the Hawks the four run advantage, 5-1. Harrison knocked in
Huntingdon's sixth and final run of the game, 6-1, on a single to
the top of the 9th
inning, Maryville added one more run, 6-2, ending Rice's outing
before Harrison collected the final two outs on the mound for the
Hawks' conference win.
The Scots' Scott
Roselli suffered the loss after allowing three earned runs on five
hits and four strike outs in five innings of work.
(17-11, 2-3 GSAC) looks to take the series against Maryville (22-8,
4-1 GSAC) on Sunday, Apr. 10, beginning at 1 p.m. on Posey Field.
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