Athletic News

April 10, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Take the GSAC Series with, 10-2, Win over Maryville

MONTGOMERY, Ala --- Huntingdon College’s baseball team dominated Maryville College, 10-2, in Sunday’s victory at Posey Field. The Hawks took the series, 2-1, after limiting the Scots to only two runs in the final game. Boxscore

Senior Sam Griffin (3-2) picked up his third victory after allowing two runs on eight hits with two strikeouts. Junior Caleb Cofield came in relief pitching three innings striking out 7-of-the-9 batters he faced securing Huntingdon’s 18th win of the season on Sunday.

The Hawks’ offense had the Scots’ number recording 10 runs on 15 hits, while sophomore Caleb Astin (3-for-4) led Huntingdon with three hits on the day. In the win, freshman Joseph Odom and sophomore Evan Agnew each blasted home-runs against the Scots.

Huntingdon opened the series finale with four runs, 4-0, in the bottom of the 1st inning against the Scots on Sunday. The Hawks’ scored their first run on senior Ryan Harrison’s sacrifice fly to right field driving in senior Stephen Bishop. Odom crushed a three run homer, his team-high fourth of the season, over the left field wall for Huntingdon’s four run advantage, 4-0.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, sophomore Evan Agnew recorded his first home-run of the season including a two run blast over the right field wall extending Huntingdon’s margin to six, 6-0.

Maryville’s Mikee Moore’s two run home-run proved to be the Scots’ only offensive highlight of the day cutting Huntingdon’s lead to four, 6-2, in the top of the 4th inning.

Bishop led off the bottom of the 4th inning with a double to the left field wall before sophomore Keegan Lambeth’s fly out in right field moved Bishop over to third base. Huntingdon picked up their seventh run of the game, 7-2, when senior Drew Harrell singled to left field driving in Lambeth from third base. Odom drove in his fourth-RBI of the game on a ground out to shortstop scoring Harrell from third base, 8-2, with two outs.

Maryville (22-9, 4-2 GSAC) loaded the bases with no outs for Huntingdon in the bottom of the 6th inning before Agnew drew an RBI-walk, 9-2. Senior Greg Clayton’s sacrifice fly to left field with two outs drove in sophomore Caleb Astin from third, 10-2, giving the Hawks an eight run victory.

Huntingdon gave Maryville's Johnny Lingo (5-1) his first loss of the season after allowing six runs on ten hits in 3 1/3 innings on Sunday.

The Hawks (18-11, 3-3 GSAC) travel to LaGrange, Georgia for a three game GSAC series against LaGrange College beginning on Friday, Apr. 15, at 7 p.m. Eastern.

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


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