BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Huntingdon baseball team continued its
strong play by winning a pair of games on Saturday and extending its
win streak to six games, as it defeated Arcadia, 14-8, in the opener
and Mount St. Joseph’s, 11-8, in the finale at Joe Lee Griffin Field on
Samford University’s campus.
With the sweep, the Hawks now stand at 8-3 on the season and will
look to continue their streak on Sunday against Birmingham-Southern.
Huntingdon will look to avenge an earlier-season loss to the Panthers
at 2:30 p.m.
In the contest against the Knights (0-1), senior Chris Knight and
freshman Austin White each drove in three runs and freshman Steve Argo
tossed 6.0 innings of effective relief, as the Hawks overcame three
errors in the victory.
After three innings, the two squads were tied at 6-6, but Huntingdon
scored in the final five frames, including two runs in the fifth, sixth
and eighth innings.
Junior Greg Clayton led the team with three hits, while also scoring
three runs. Senior Bryant Hall scored a team-high four runs and seniors
Kyle Eller and Chad Green each had two hits. Eller also added three
Argo took the mound for Huntingdon starter John Rice, who tossed
just one inning in the contest. Argo, making his first collegiate
appearance, threw 6.0 innings, scattering eight hits, while striking
out four and walking none, to earn the victory. Senior Blake Gillies
and sophomore Caleb Cofield each threw perfect innings of relief to
seal the win.
In the win against the Lions, Hawks’ starter Alex Sanford worked six
innings and fellow senior Scott Holloway slammed the door to earn the
Senior Josh Bennefield finished with four hits, while Knight added two more hits.
Huntingdon blew the game open with five runs in the seventh inning,
after the Lions rallied to take the lead two innings earlier.
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