Athletic News

February 27, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Shutout Crusaders, 10-0, on Sunday Afternoon

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- Junior Kevin Aaron pitched seven scoreless innings striking out five batters and only allowing two hits in his second win of the season, 10-0, against Capital University at Posey Field. With the win, Huntingdon College's baseball team improves to 10-3 on the year. Boxscore


Aaron (2-1) sat down 23 of the 25 batter he faced on Sunday, while sophomore Parker Adams struck out two batters in the 8th inning. Senior pitcher Ryan Payne helped preserve the shutout victory in the final inning.


Huntingdon recorded 11 hits in the Sunday victory against Capital with seniors Drew Harrell, Greg Clayton and sophomore Austin White all leading the Hawks with two hits. Clayton and White paced the team with two RBI's in the victory, including White's two-run homer in the 5th inning.


The Hawks offense got on the scoreboard first scoring one run from Harrell's double down the right field line in the bottom of the 1st inning.


Freshman Joseph Odom drove the ball over the center fielder's head for a triple igniting the Hawks' offense in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Odom scored the second run, 2-0, off of Clayton's sacrifice fly to left center. Senior Stephen Bishop's ground out to third base advanced junior Chad Baxley across the plate extending the Hawks margin to 3-0 after two innings of action.


In the bottom of the 5th inning, White hammered the ball over the left field wall for a 2-run homer adding to the Hawks lead, 5-0.


Huntingdon collected four more runs in the bottom of the 6th inning after three hits and one Crusaders' error in the outfield. Baxley's double down the right field line scored Odom from first base. Baxley scored the Hawks' seventh run of the game when senior Miles Walding singled up the middle. Sophomore Keegan Lambeth's fly ball with two outs was misjudged by Capital's center fielder sending Walding home for the 8-0 lead. Harrell's second hit of the day, a double down the right field line, drove in Lambeth giving Huntingdon a 9-run lead after six innings.


Sophomore Caleb Astin led off the bottom of the 7th inning by beating out the throw from the third baseman for an infield hit. Astin eventually scored Huntingdon's final run of the day, 10-0, when Clayton grounded out to the shortstop.


Capital's (1-2) Garrett Griffin was served his first loss of the season after throwing five innings while giving up five runs on seven hits.


Huntingdon returns to Posey Field on Wednesday, Mar. 2, at 4 p.m. against Emory University. Live stats will be available at http://fs.huntingdon.edu/livestats/xlive.htm.


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


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