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
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