Athletic News

March 19, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Baseball Falls 15-3 Against Emory

ATLANTA, Ga. --- Huntingdon College's baseball team dropped their fifth game of the season, 15-3, against Emory University on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta. The Hawks and Eagles were tied after three innings of action, but Emory outscored Huntingdon 12-0 in the final six innings for the win.

Senior Ryan Harrison's solo home run in the top of the 3rd inning highlighted the Hawks' offense, while Huntingdon committed five errors and allowed 16 Eagles' hits in the loss.

The Hawks got on the scoreboard first in the opening inning after two hits and one Emory error while Huntingdon left one runner on base. Sophomore Keegan Lambeth singled up the middle with one out before senior Drew Harrell's fielder's choice caused Lambeth to be the force out at second base. Harrell advanced to second after Harrison's single put two runners on base with two outs. After stealing third base, Harrell scored on a throwing error, 1-0, giving the Hawks the early lead.

Huntingdon extended their margin, 2-0, with a second run in the top of the 2nd inning from three hits. Freshman Joseph Odom led off the inning with a single through the left side before sophomore Austin White got hit by a pitch. However, White was picked off at first base for the first out of the inning followed by a wild pitch sending Odom to third base. Senior Miles Walding's RBI-single drove Odom home from third for the two run advantage.

Emory cut the Hawks' margin by one in the bottom of the 2nd inning after three hits while leaving three men on base.

The Hawks scored their final run of the contest in the bottom of the 3rd inning when Harrison homered over left field giving Huntingdon the 3-1 lead.

The Eagles (14-7) drove in 14 unanswered runs over the final seven innings after trailing by two runs to Huntingdon for their 14th win of the season.

Huntingdon's bats recorded ten total hits in the loss, while Harrison (2-for-3), Lambeth (2-for-4) and Odom (2-for-3) all paced the team with two hits. Harrison and Walding each drove in a RBI against the Eagles.

Junior John Rice (2-1) got the start for the Hawks allowing seven runs (three earned runs) on ten hits in four innings for the loss. Despite the loss, Rice struck out six batters and only walked two. Senior Sam Griffin and freshman Nick Hagler each pitched one inning while giving up six combined runs. Junior Alan Clemons also came in for relief pitching two innings while allowing one run with two strike outs.

Emory's Paul Schwendel (4-1) picked up the win after throwing six innings allowing three runs while sitting down ten Hawk batters.

Huntingdon looks to rebound on Sunday, Mar. 20, in the rematch against Emory in Atlanta at 1 p.m. Eastern.

For more information on Huntingdon athletics, visit www.HuntingdonHawks.com or follow the Hawks on Facebook and Twitter.

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


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