--- With two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning,
Piedmont College scored the game-winning run, 5-4, on a fielding
error by Huntingdon College for the Great South Athletic Conference
championship on Sunday. Boxscore
4-0, in the 7th inning of the GSAC tournament championship
game, Huntingdon gave up four runs, 4-4, allowing the Lions to tie up
the contest. Piedmont picked up the game-winning run in the bottom of
the 11th inning, 5-4, on a Hawk error for the Lions' third
GSAC tournament title.
Huntingdon took a
one run lead, 1-0, in the top of the 5th inning following
one hit while leaving one runner on base. Senior Miles Walding led
off the inning with a single to left field before advancing to second
on a wild pitch. Walding scored Huntingdon's first run, 1-0, after
advancing to third and across the plate on wild pitches by Piedmont.
Odom led off the top of the 6th inning with a single to
left field for the Hawks. Odom advanced to second base on sophomore
Caleb Astin's ground out. Freshman Tyler Blackwell drew a two out
walk followed by Walding's RBI-double to left center scoring Odom,
2-0. Senior Stephen Bishop extended Huntingdon's lead by four runs,
4-0, after his RBI-single to left field scored two Hawk runners.
Lions' offense mounted a comeback in the bottom of the 8th
inning after being shut-out in the previous seven innings. Piedmont's
tied the game, 4-4, after scoring from two hits and one Hawks'
Junior Kevin Aaron
pitched 6 2/3 innings allowing only five hits while striking out four
Lions in the no decision. Junior Caleb Cofield followed Aaron giving
up two runs on no hits with two walks after recording only one out.
Senior Ryan Harrison (4-1) replaced Cofield on the mound throwing 3
2/3 innings allowing three runs on four hits with three strike outs
in the extra inning loss.
At the plate, Odom
(2-for-2) and Walding (2-for-5) each paced the Hawks' offense with
two hits on Sunday. Bishop posted a team-high two-RBI's in the GSAC
championship game against Piedmont.
ended their season with an extra inning loss, 5-4, to Piedmont
(30-13) in the GSAC championship game.
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