Athletic News

February 19, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Top Monarchs, 1-0, After Ten Innings

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. --- Hawks baseball improves to 5-2 with its second win, 1-0, at the Methodist Diamond Invitational over host Methodist University in 10 innings on Saturday afternoon.


“Today was a great played college baseball game between two really good teams,” said head coach D.J. Conville, on the Hawks, 1-0, victory. “We had a pitching dual at the end with our closers, and we were able to capitalize and we came out on top.”


In a game were both starters each went eight scoreless innings and only allowed five hits and struck out four batters. The Hawks got the edge in the top of the 10th inning by scoring the winning run from a sacrifice fly.


After nine scoreless innings, senior Stephen Bishop reached on base by a Monarch's throwing error with one out. Bishop advanced to second base after senior Drew Harrell was walked. Freshman Joseph Odom loaded the bases with a single up the middle for sophomore Austin White. White's sacrifice fly to left field scored Bishop for the first run of the afternoon, 1-0.


Huntingdon's senior Ryan Harrison (2-0) gave up one hit in the bottom of the 10th inning starting Methodist's chance for a comeback, but Harrison got a ground out and two strike outs sealing the Hawks extra inning victory.


Harrison finished two innings with one hit and fours strike outs for the win, before junior John Rice started for Huntingdon pitching eight scoreless innings allowing five hits and striking out four.


Sophomore Keegan Lambeth led the Hawks with two of the seven hits in the extra inning win. White produced the only RBI in the contest.


Huntingdon returns to the diamond on Sunday, Feb. 20, taking on Roanoke College (2-3) in the Hawks final game at the Methodist Diamond Invitational. The game is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. Central with live stats at http://www.mumonarchs.com/custompages/xlive/xlive.htm.

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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