Athletic News

March 12, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Softball Defeats Millsaps, Falls to Nationally-Ranked Mississippi College

CLINTON, Miss.—The Huntingdon softball team split a pair of games on Friday, rallying for a 6-5 victory over Millsaps in the opener and falling 5-1 to No. 10 ranked Mississippi College in the nightcap at Mississippi College Softball Complex.

With the split, the Hawks now stand at 4-10 on the season, while the Majors fell to 2-6 on the year. The Choctaws improved to 11-1 on the season.

Against Millsaps, Huntingdon rallied from a 5-4 deficit by scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to provide the final margin.

Senior Jessica Sharker and sophomore Brittany Mitchell scored unearned runs in the inning after reaching with singles earlier in the frame. However, thanks to an error by the Majors’ catcher and a wild pitch, each were able to score to give the Hawks the lead for good.

Senior Kayla Bratcher improved to 2-6 on the season by tossing a complete-game, while striking out two. Bratcher, as well as fellow senior Meagan Jackson each drove in a pair of runs in the victory. Jackson put Huntingdon on the board with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning.

In the contest against the Choctaws, the Hawks fell behind early, surrendering a pair of runs in the first inning, before cutting the margin in half with a run in the top of the fifth inning.

Freshman Sarah Solomon did nearly all the work on her own, earning her way on with a walk, advancing to second on a wild pitch and stealing both third base and home.

The Choctaws added three runs in the final two innings to provide the final margin.

Freshman Melissa McClure (2-3) was the tough-luck loser for the Hawks, tossing 4.0 innings of two-hit ball, allowing two unearned runs and striking out two.

Lindsey Morris (2-0) earned the victory, allowing just two hits, while striking out 11.

McClure and Jackson each had hits for Huntingdon in the loss.

The Hawks and Choctaws will square off for a second time in as many days on Saturday, when they play at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Huntingdon will take on Millsaps earlier in the day at 11 a.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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