Athletic News

April 09, 2011
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Baseball's Rice Shuts Down Maryville's Offense in the GSAC Victory, 6-2

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- 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.


Huntingdon's 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 the 9th inning recording the final two outs of the game including one strike out.

At 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.

Maryville 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.

Huntingdon 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, 2-1.

The 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 inning.

Huntingdon's 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 left field.

In 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.

Huntingdon (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. Live stats will be available at


Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579

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