Athletic News

April 08, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Covenant Sweeps Lady Hawks in Friday's Double-Header

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. --- Huntingdon College's softball team dropped a pair of games to Covenant College on Friday afternoon in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. The Lady Hawks suffered a two hit shut-out, 3-0, in the first game followed by a one run, 6-5, loss in the final inning of the afternoon.

Game One Boxscore  

Covenant's Chelsea Krafft (9-3) dominated inside the circle against Huntingdon in the first game of the day shutting down the Lady Hawks' offense. Krafft pitched a two hit shut-out while registering twelve strike outs in the victory adding to her season total of 89 strike outs.

The Lady Scots scored one run in the opening inning followed by two more runs in the top of the 2nd inning for the, 3-0, win over Huntingdon on Friday afternoon. Covenant out-hit the Lady Hawks 8-2 in the first game of the double-header.

Junior Angela Barkman (0-2) made her third start of the season on Friday allowing three runs on four hits and two strike outs in 1 2/3 innings in the opening game. Junior Bree Giordana came in relief pitching 4 1/3 innings giving up no runs on four hits while striking out four.

Huntingdon was led by two freshmen at the plate, Holly Ostrander and Jenna Rimensnyder, each batting 1-for-2 in the Lady Hawks' loss.

Game Two Boxscore  

After the two hit shut-out loss to Covenant, Huntingdon's sophomore Melissa McClure drew a lead off walk and advanced to second base from senior Ashley Blocker's sacrifice bunt. A Lady Scot error moved McClure over to third base before she crossed home plate on a passed ball for the one-run advantage, 1-0.

However, Covenant's Beth Harris tied up the ball game with a lead off solo home-run in the bottom of the 1st inning, 1-1. The Lady Scots added two more runs off of three consecutive doubles for the lead, 3-1.

The Lady Hawks posted two-runs in the top of the 2nd inning tying the game, 3-3. With one out, junior Brittney Novickis' single to third base got the offense started for Huntingdon. Following a fly out by junior Ashley Smith, Novickis stole both second and third base before scoring off of freshman Emily Dillard's single to center field, 3-2. Senior Jessica Sharker singled to right field advancing Dillard to second base with two outs. Dillard stole third base before scoring on a Lady Scots' wild pitch tying the game, 3-3.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Covenant managed to take the lead, 4-3, off of a RBI-single to right field.

Huntingdon tied the contest, 4-4, in the top of the 5th inning after junior Aleah Payne led off with a single to center field. Rimensnyder's sacrifice bunt moved Payne over to third base before Novickis' single through the left side drove in the game-tying run.

The Lady Hawks took the lead in the top of the 7th inning when Ostrander's RBI-single to right field drove in Payne for the go ahead run. Payne's one out single to second base set up the Lady Hawks' fifth run of the game.

Covenant strung together two runs, 6-5, on four hits in the bottom of the 7th inning completing the double-header sweep over Huntingdon on Friday, including two RBI-single's.

Dillard made her second-career start for the Lady Hawks but after allowing three runs on four hits in the first inning, McClure came in to record the final out of the opening inning against Covenant. McClure (10-6) pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up three runs on five hits in the loss.

Novickis paced Huntingdon's bats with a perfect 3-for-3 in the second game including one-RBI against the Lady Scots.

Huntingdon (17-11, 5-1 GSAC) travels to Demorest, Georgia on Saturday, Apr. 9, for the Great South Athletic Conference double-header against Piedmont College (15-9, 6-0 GSAC) beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern.


Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579

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