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
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
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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