Athletic News

March 17, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Baseball Sweeps Conference Player of the Week Awards

LAGRANGE, Ga.—The Huntingdon baseball team swept the Great South Athletic Conference weekly awards for the week ending March 14, as senior Chad Green earned Player of the Week and fellow senior Alex Sanford captured Pitcher of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.

Green, a native of Alexander City, Ala., extended his season-best six-game hitting streak with hits in all five games last week for the Hawks. During the week, Green finished with a .500 batting average, going 6-for-12 at the plate, with two runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He also added a .667 slugging percentage and a .571 on-base percentage in helping the Hawks finish the week 5-0 and extend their winning streak to nine games. Green also finished with multiple RBIs in four of the five games, including a season-high five against Blackburn in the opening game of the series.

For the season, Green sports a .311 batting average with two home runs and 22 runs batted in. Green has also played flawless defense, as his fielding percentage is 1.000 and has recorded 125 putouts and 10 assists.

In his only start of the week, Sanford limited Hampden-Sydney to just two hits over six innings, while striking out a career-high 13. The Prattville native eclipsed his previous career best of 12, set against Piedmont last season.

In seven starts this season, Sanford has recorded a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 4.39. He has struck out 57 hitters in 41 innings pitched and has allowed opponents to hit just .179 on the year.

Huntingdon will return to action on Saturday, when it hosts Atlanta Christian in a doubleheader at Neal Posey Field. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 1 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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