Athletic News

April 01, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Drop Third Straight GSAC Game in 5-2 Loss to Maryville

MARYVILLE, Tenn.—The Huntingdon baseball team dropped its season-high third consecutive game on Thursday, as it fell to Maryville in the opening game of a three-game Great South Athletic Conference series, 5-2, at Scotland Yard.

With the loss, the Hawks fell to 22-8 on the season and 1-3 in league games. The Scots improved to 15-8 overall and 2-2 in conference play.

In the contest, Huntingdon’s defense proved to be its downfall, as four errors led to four unearned runs, including the go-ahead run and two final insurance runs.

Senior Alex Sanford was the tough-luck loser, falling to 6-2 on the season. In the outing, Sanford allowed three runs, only one of which was earned, while scattering seven hits and striking out 11.

Senior Chris Knight and junior Greg Clayton each led the Hawks with three hits at the plate.

Scott Roselli earned the victory in relief, improving to 2-0 on the season, after allowing two hits and striking out five in two innings. Robert Brown started the contest, allowing seven hits and two runs, while striking out eight in 5 2/3 innings in the no decision.

The Hawks jumped on the board in the top of the second inning, plating a single run to take a 1-0 advantage. Clayton led off the inning with a single, later stole second base and came around to score on single by Knight.

Maryville answered with two runs in the bottom of the frame, when Junior Valentine drove in a run with a RBI single. Jamey Davis, who led off the inning with a single, came into score, as did Aaron Johnson after a throwing error by senior Josh Bennefield.

Huntingdon tied the score at 2-2 in the top of the fourth inning by putting together three straight hits, capped by a RBI single by junior Drew Harrell, scoring freshman Austin White, who started the two-out rally.

Despite battling back, the Hawks defense failed them late in the game, as the Scots scored three unearned runs in the final two innings to provide the final margin.

Trailing 3-2 in the top of the eighth inning, Huntingdon had one final try to rally, as it loaded the bases with two outs. However, Lee Malone came in to the game in relief and got senior Shawn Bezwiechin to ground out to first to end the threat.

Malone tossed the ninth inning to pick up his fifth save of the season.

Davis led the Scots at the plate with three hits and two runs scored.

The two squads will play game two of the series on Friday at 2 p.m. central.

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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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