Athletic News

February 22, 2011
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Baseball Takes Two from Oglethorpe in Double-Header

ATLANTA, Ga. --- The Huntingdon College baseball team picked up their seventh, 5-2, and eighth, 7-2, win of the season on the road over Oglethorpe University. Sophomore Austin White led the Hawks on the day going 3-for-7 at the plate with 3 RBI’s in the two wins. 

In the first game of the day, Oglethorpe got on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the 1st inning and held the lead, 1-0, until the top of the 5th inning.

Huntingdon’s Miles Walding started the Hawks rally with a two-out single to short stop. Walding stole second base and then scored off of senior Stephen Bishop’s single to center field. Bishop advanced to second on the throw home, followed by sophomore Keegan Lambeth’s RBI single up the middle scoring Bishop for the lead, 2-1. Senior Drew Harrell’s two-run homer over the right field wall extended Huntingdon’s margin to 4-1 after five innings of action.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, Oglethorpe cut Huntingdon’s lead to 4-2, after Andy Farrey led off with a walk and scored on a ground out in the infield.

The Hawks added one more run giving them a three run advantage in the 7th inning, when sophomore Austin White tripled to right center driving in Harrell from first base, 5-2. Senior Ryan Harrison closed out the game sitting down three straight batters securing the Huntingdon win.

Freshman Joseph Fincher picked up his second win of the season in the first game against Oglethorpe. Fincher pitched five innings allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out two batters. Harrison came in for two innings and struck out three of the six batters he faced and didn’t allow a hit.

Huntingdon’s Harrell, Walding and sophomore Austin White all went 2-for-3 at the plate. Harrell led the Hawks with two of the five RBI’s in the first game.

Oglethorpe’s Neal Amos got his second loss of the season after giving up five hits in 4 2/3 innings while allowing four runs.

In the second game of the afternoon, Huntingdon scored three of their seven runs in the 1st inning going up 3-0. Lambeth got a one-out double down the right field line getting Huntingdon’s bats going in the 1st inning. Lambeth scored the Hawks first-run on a throwing error following a wild pitch by the catcher. Astin’s double to left center drove Harrell home, while Astin scored on Odom’s single through the right side of the infield, 3-0.

Oglethorpe chipped away at Huntingdon’s lead in the bottom of the 1st inning and 4th inning by scoring one run in both innings, 3-2. Despite striking out 10-times in their eighth victory, Huntingdon pulled away from Oglethorpe in the top of the 7th inning scoring four runs.

The Hawks started the four-run 7th inning off with a one-out Walding walk. Bishop struck out swinging but advanced to first by a wild pitch sending Walding to third base. Oglethorpe intentionally walked Harrell loading the bases with two outs. White drove in two-runs off his single up the middle giving the Hawks a 5-2 advantage. Astin’s single loaded the bases again for Huntingdon with Odom at the plate. Odom drove in the final two-runs of the game with a single through the left side of the infield giving the Hawks the 7-2 win.

Freshman Joseph Odom and sophomore Caleb Astin each led the Hawks at the plate going 2-for-3 and 2-for-4, respectively. Odom recorded a game-high three RBI’s followed by White’s two in the, 7-2, victory.

Freshman Tate Fowler picked up his first win of the season after pitching 5 1/3 innings allowing two runs on seven hits and one strike out.

Oglethorpe’s Sam Briend suffered his third loss of the season after allowing seven runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings of work in the final game of the double-header. However, Briend struck out 9 batters in his loss to Huntingdon.

Huntingdon returns to the diamond on Friday, Feb. 25, hosting Capital University at Posey Field beginning at 6 p.m.

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


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