Athletic News

March 20, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Hold Off Emory for the 7-6 Win on Sunday

ATLANTA, Ga. --- Huntingdon College's baseball team fought off Emory University's ninth inning rally for the, 7-6, Sunday afternoon victory in Atlanta. After falling, 15-3, to Emory a day ago, the Hawks responded by scoring three runs in the final inning for the win over the Eagles. Boxscore

Junior Kevin Aaron started on the mound for the Hawks pitching six innings allowing three runs on nine hits and four strike outs in the no-decision. Senior Ryan Harrison (4-0) came in relief for the final three innings allowing three runs on four hits with one strike out in the win over the Eagles.

The Hawks (15-5) held a 3-0 advantage after sophomore Austin White's single drove in the first run of the game followed by junior Chad Baxley's two run double in the 3rd inning. Emory scored their first run, 3-1, in the bottom of the 3rd inning.

Emory tied the contest with two runs in the bottom of the 6th and took a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the 7th inning. Huntingdon cut the deficit to one run in the top of the 8th inning from White's sacrifice fly.

The Hawks added three more runs in the top of the 9th inning for the 7-5 margin off of two singles by Harrell (2-RBI's) and White. After scoring one run, 7-6, the Eagles 9th inning rally ended on a foul out to Baxley with bases loaded.

Huntingdon recorded nine hits in the win over Emory (14-8) with seniors Greg Clayton (2-for-5), Harrell (2-for-5) and White (2-for-4) all finishing with two hits. White paced the team with 3-RBI's followed by Harrell and Baxley each driving in two runs.

The Hawks return to action on Tuesday, Mar. 22, hosting No. 24-ranked Millsaps College at Posey Field beginning at 4 p.m. Live stats will be available at


Hodge Patterson
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Phone: (334) 833-4579

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