FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—Senior Kyle Eller had four hits and
drove in seven runs , as the Huntingdon baseball team completed an
undefeated four-game road swing with a 15-9 victory over Frostburg
State at Armstrong-Shelley Field.
During the weekend, the Hawks (5-3) defeated the team ranked No. 13
in the Division III Preseason Poll by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
in Farmingdale State, the team picked second in the Preseason USA-South
baseball poll in Methodist, and a team with 26 straight winning seasons
in Frostburg State.
On the day, Eller had a pair of doubles and his third home run of
the season, en route to tying a career-high with the RBI total. Eller
matched his previous high of seven, set last season against Atlanta
Christian on April 21, 2009.
In addition to Eller’s big game, seniors Josh Bennefield, Shawn
Bezwiechin and Chris Knight, as well as junior Drew Harrell each added
two hits, while senior Bryant Hall added three runs batted in.
Senior Scott Holloway earned the victory for the Hawks, tossing 3.0
innings of two-hit relief, while striking out five. Holloway took over
for junior Sam Griffin, who started the game and lasted just 2.0
innings. Sophomore Caleb Cofield and junior Ryan Harrison threw the
final four frames, allowing just one hit, while striking out four.
Despite posting only eight hits in the contest, four of the Bobcats’
hits were home runs, including two by Joe Garrity. Kevin Williford took
the loss for Frostburg State (2-2), after allowing three hits and three
earned runs in just 2/3 of an inning.
The Hawks offense flourished during the four-game road trip, as they posted a .361 team batting average during the stretch.
Eller finished with a .529 batting average, going 9-for-17 with 10
runs scored, four doubles, a triple and a home run. He also drove in
13, slugged 1.059 and recorded a .636 on-base percentage.
Bezwiechin also enjoyed the road trip, hitting .500 with four
doubles and 12 RBIs, while Bennefield posting a .467 batting average
with 10 runs scored and a .619 on-base percentage.
Huntingdon will look to continue its strong play on Wednesday, when it hosts Millsaps at 4 p.m.
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