Athletic News

February 20, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Hammers Roanoke, 13-5, at the Methodist Diamond Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. --- In Huntingdon College's final game of the Methodist Diamond Invitational, the Hawks win big, 13-5, against Roanoke College. Junior Kevin Aaron struck out eight batters in six innings of action for the Hawks.

Huntingdon was led by senior Stephen Bishop with a game-high four hits in five at bats, Bishop also scored fours of the Hawks' 13 runs. Huntingdon recorded 15 hits in its sixth victory of the season, including sophomore Keegan Lambeth's 3-for-4 performance. Sophomore Austin White and freshman Joseph Odom each paced the team with four RBI's against Roanoke.

Huntingdon (6-2) scored a combined nine runs on ten hits in the first three innings of the game holding Roanoke scoreless with only a pair of hits. After scoring two runs in the 1st inning, White's single up the middle and Odom's single to short stop each drove in two runs for the Hawks in the 2nd inning. Sophomore Caleb Astin also drove in one run with a single up the middle giving Huntingdon a 7-0 lead after two innings.

The Hawks extended its lead to nine in the 3rd inning when senior Drew Harrell singled to right center driving in Bishop from third base, 8-0. Lambeth crossed home plate on White's ground out to short stop giving the Hawks a 9-0 lead after three innings.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Huntingdon sent four runners home taking a 13-0 lead over Roanoke. Huntingdon had two runners reach on base from fielding errors before scoring, while Odom drove in two more runs on his double to left field.

Roanoke (2-5) finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the 6th inning off Mark Manthe's double to left center, 13-1. Roanoke scored three runs in the 7th inning and one in the ninth, 13-5, but was unable to rally a comeback on Sunday afternoon.

Aaron picked up his first win for Huntingdon after six innings and only allowing one run on four hits with eight strike outs. Juniors Alan Clemons, Caleb Cofield and Tyler Robinson all came in relief for the Hawks.

Roanoke's Manthe gave up seven runs on six hits in 1 1/3 innings pitched for his second loss of the season.

Huntingdon returns to action on Tuesday, Feb. 22, traveling to Oglethorpe University for a double-header beginning at 2 p.m. Central.


Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579

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