Athletic News

February 28, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Win Streak Comes to an End after Falling to In-State Rival Birmingham-Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Huntingdon baseball team scored the first two runs of the game on Sunday, but Birmingham-Southern rallied score the final 12 runs of the contest and in the process, snap the Hawks six-game winning streak, with a 12-2 victory at Striplin Field.

With the loss, the Hawks fell to 8-4 on the season, while the Panthers improved to 7-1 on the year.

Huntingdon jumped on the board in the first inning, putting together three straight hits and four in the inning to take a 2-0 lead. Senior Shawn Bezwiechin drove in fellow senior Kyle Eller to put the Hawks on the scoreboard, while junior Greg Clayton plated Bezwiechin with a RBI single later in the frame.

However, from that point on, the Hawks managed just two hits, while the Panthers pounded out 11 hits and 12 runs.

Sam Hill and Bruce Maxwell each drove in three runs for BSC, while Hill, John Lawroski and Brian Higginbotham all posted a pair of hits.

Freshman Austin White paced the Hawks with two hits, including the lone extra-base hit of the contest for the team, a double in the fourth inning.

Senior Douglas Pate took the loss for Huntingdon, throwing just 2.0 innings, allowing five runs on two hits and three walks. Junior Ryan Harrison followed with 2 2/3 innings of relief, scattering five hits and allowing five runs, before giving way to junior Ryan Payne. Payne threw the final 1 1/3, allowing two runs in his first appearance of the season.

John Narramore earned the victory for the Panthers, settling down after the first inning to allow just six hits and two runs over 5.0 innings. Narramore struck out six in the outing. Alex Goodsell and Clay Jones each tossed an inning of relief for BSC.

Huntingdon will look to rebound on Wednesday, when it travels to Atlanta to take on Emory at 2 p.m.

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Tim Lutz
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
tlutz@huntingdon.edu

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


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