Athletic News

March 20, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Pick Up 20th Win of the Season in Doubleheader Split with Atlanta Christian

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Huntingdon baseball team picked up its 20th victory of the season by splitting a doubleheader with Atlanta Christian on Saturday afternoon at Neal Posey Field. The Hawks earned the win in game one, 7-2, while falling in the second game, 5-2.

The Hawks improved to 20-5 on the season with the split and as a result of the loss in game two, had their 12 game win streak snapped. The Chargers improved to 12-16 on the year.

In the opener, Huntingdon blew open a 2-2 game with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to provide the final margin.

Seniors Kyle Eller and Chad Green each had two runs batted in, while junior Sam Griffin limited the ACC offense to just two runs in 5 1/3 innings. Griffin struck out two and walked three in the victory, improving to 3-0 on the season.

Eller and fellow senior Shawn Bezwiechin each finished with two hits, while senior Josh Bennefield and junior Drew Harrell each scored a pair of runs.

Junior Ryan Harrison closed out the game, tossing 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief.

KC Lorow led the Chargers with three hits and two RBIs. Steven Taylor took the loss, allowing seven runs on six hits in 6.0 innings of work.

In the nightcap, ACC’s JT Perry limited the Hawks’ bats to just four hits and two runs in a complete game effort.

Huntingdon managed just four singles, including one by Eller, the 198th hit of his career.

On the mound, sophomore John Rice took the loss, allowing five runs and five hits in 4.0 innings of work. Fellow sophomore Caleb Cofield tossed the final three innings, allowing two hits, while striking out three.

Tyler Ward and Sean Finn each had two hits for the Chargers, while Jeff Mitchell blasted a two-run home run as insurance.

Huntingdon will look to get back on the winning track on Wednesday, March 24, when it hosts Birmingham-Southern at 6 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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