--- Huntingdon College's junior Bree Giordana hurled a perfect game
in the second victory of the day, 16-0, over Spelman College.
Sophomore Melissa McClure pitched a no-hitter in the, 8-0, win
against the Jaguars in the opening Great South Athletic Conference
contest on Saturday's senior day.
The Lady Hawks
secured their eighth and ninth GSAC wins with ease on Saturday
scoring a combined 24 runs on 15 hits in the conference double-header
against Spelman (2-23, 1-13 GSAC). Together Giordana and McClure
struck out 26-of-the-31 Jaguar batter's in the two run-rule
In the first game
of the day, Huntingdon's offense struggled to score in the first two
innings against Spelman. However, the Lady Hawks' bats knocked in one
run on junior Aleah Payne's sacrifice fly to left field in the bottom
of the 3rd inning, 1-0.
The Lady Hawks'
offense exploded in the bottom of the 4th inning for six
more runs, 7-0, extending their lead to seven. Freshman Jenna
Rimensnyder scored Huntingdon's second run of the game when Spelman's
catcher tried to throw out junior Brittney Novickis at second base
allowing Rimensnyder to score from third. Junior Ashley Smith's
sacrifice fly to center field drove in the Lady Hawks' third run
followed by sophomore Chasity Ward's single up the middle. Ward stole
second and third base before scoring on a throwing error giving the
Lady Hawks a four run advantage, 4-0. Senior Ashley Blocker's
RBI-single sent the fifth run across the plate on a Jaguars' throwing
error. Huntingdon's Payne's inside the park home-run down the right
field line drove in the final two runs of the inning.
the first game in the bottom of the 5th inning when junior
Brittany Fox's ground out to the pitcher drove in Novickis for the
struck out 14 batters while only walking one Jaguar in the no-hitter.
McClure added to her season total of 85 strike outs after her 17th
start of the year.
At the plate,
Huntingdon recorded eight hits led by Blocker, Novickis and Payne all
with two hits in the win. Payne registered a game-high three-RBI's
against the Jaguars while the Lady Hawks' collected eight stolen
dominant performance from the circle in the final game included
striking out 12-of-the-15 batters in her first perfect game as a Lady
Hawk. Giordana (10-3) tied McClure with a season total of 85 strike
outs after her 12th start of the year.
The Lady Hawks'
offense tallied 16 runs from seven hits and six Jaguar errors for the
second conference win on the day, 16-0. Huntingdon stole 13 bases in
the second game helping their season average of 4.2 per game, ranked
third in NCAA Division III.
and freshman Emily Dillard (2-for-3) each paced Huntingdon with two
hits. Dillard recorded a game-high four-RBI's in final win of the
up the second game with six runs in the bottom of the 1st
inning against Spelman. The Lady Hawks' continued pouring on the runs
by scoring five runs each in the bottom of the 2nd and 3rd
the park home-run highlighted Huntingdon's scoring by driving in
three runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning.
9-3 GSAC) travels to LaGrange, Georgia on Wednesday, Apr. 20, for
their final GSAC regular season double-header against LaGrange
College beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern.
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