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
“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