Athletic News

April 01, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Softball Sweeps Doubleheader from Division II Tuskegee

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Huntingdon softball team got back on the winning track by sweeping a doubleheader against Division II Tuskegee University on Thursday at the Huntingdon Softball Field. The Hawks earned a 6-4 victory in the opening game of the twin bill, before taking the second game 15-5 in five innings.

With the sweep, the Hawks improved to 11-15 on the season, while the Tigers fell to 7-7 overall.

In the opener, Tuskegee jumped out to a 4-0 lead, plating four in the top of the third inning. The big blow of the frame came from Kristen O’Neal, who delivered a two-run single, while Denavia Harrison and Jennifer Taylor each drove in runs.

The Hawks answered with three runs in the bottom of the third inning, with freshmen Melissa McClure and Chasity Ward each driving in runs during the rally.

Huntingdon tied the score up at four in the next inning when junior Barton Hunter scored on a passed ball, before plating a pair runs thanks to a three-base error by O’Neal.

McClure (6-5) earned the victory for the Hawks, scattering nine hits and allowing four runs, while striking out eight and walking none.

Hunter finished with three hits, while Ward added two hits and a stolen base.

Jennifer Taylor took the loss in the game, allowing six runs on eight hits.

In game two, Huntingdon took advantage of five errors by the Tigers by scoring seven unearned runs in the victory.

Hunter drove in two runs and scored three more, while senior Kayla Bratcher also drove in a pair of runs. Senior Meagan Jackson, junior Mary Lawren Hill and freshmen Sarah Solomon and Brittney Calma each scored two runs.

Bratcher picked up the victory on the mound, improving to 4-9 on the season by allowing five runs on six hits.

Takeyla Ross took the loss, allowing nine runs on three hits, while walking seven. Jamie Keith led the Tigers offense with two hits and two runs batted in.

Huntingdon will return to action on Thursday, April 8, when it hosts LaGrange in a Great South Athletic Conference doubleheader, beginning 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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