Athletic News

April 17, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Drops Heartbreaking Doubleheader to Maryville

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Huntingdon softball team dropped a pair of heartbreaking Great South Athletic Conference games to Maryville College on Saturday, falling 5-4 in the opener and 4-2 in 10 innings in the nightcap, at the Huntingdon Softball Field.

After the day, the Hawks fell to 17-19 on the season and 5-3 in league matches, while the Lady Scots improved to 14-18 overall and 8-0 in the GSAC.

In the opener, five Huntingdon errors led to a pair of unearned runs in the one-run defeat.

Senior Kayla Bratcher and juniors Barton Hunter and Ashley Blocker each recorded two hits, while Blocker and fellow junior Jessica Sharker each drove in runs.

Bratcher tossed her 32nd career complete game, but took the loss in the game, falling to 5-11 on the season. Bratcher scattered 10 hits and allowed only three earned runs, while striking out one and walking one.

Lindsy Little led Maryville with three hits and two runs batted in.

Sarah Reeder tossed 6 2/3 innings of eight-hit ball to pick up the victory, while Jessica McCarter recorded the final out for her first save of the season.

In the nightcap, Megan Lock and Hope Marlow each posted RBIs in the top of the 10th inning to provide the final margin of 4-2.

After allowing a run in the top of the first inning, Huntingdon rallied for a run in the bottom of the fifth to force extra innings. The two squads exchanged runs in the ninth inning, before the Scots plated two in the 10th.

Freshman Melissa McClure took the loss for the Hawks, throwing 6.0 innings and allowing three runs, while striking out three and walking five. Bratcher tossed 4.0 innings of one-run relief, allowing just two hits and striking out two.

Sharker and junior Mary Lawren Hill each drove in runs for the Hawks, while McClure added her fifth double of the season.

Huntingdon will return to action on Sunday, when it hosts LaGrange in a GSAC 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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