Athletic News

April 26, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Baseball Defeats Atlanta Christian, 3-1, on Senior Day at Posey Field

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- Sophmore Keegan Lambeth accounted for all three of the Hawks' runs in the two run win, 3-1, over Atlanta Christian College on senior day at Posey Field. Huntingdon ended their regular-season with Tuesday's victory over the Chargers and now turn their focus on the Great South Athletic Conference championships beginning on Friday, Apr. 29, in Maryville, Tennessee.

Boxscore

Atlanta Christian's Sean Finn opened up the scoring in the top of the 1st inning with a solo home-run over the left field wall, 1-0, giving the Chargers (23-25) a one run advantage.

In the bottom of the 1st inning, Lambeth hammered a solo shot over the right field wall for the game-tying run, 1-1, against Atlanta Christian.

Lambeth drove in his second-RBI of the game on a two out single to right center advancing senior Miles Walding across home plate, 2-1.

After a stretch of scoreless innings, senior Drew Harrell's double down the right field line drove in Lambeth extending the Hawks' lead by two runs, 3-1, with no outs in the bottom of the 8th inning.

At the plate, Huntingdon's Harrell (2-for-4) and Lambeth (2-for-3) each paced the team with two hits in the victory. Lambeth registered a game-high two-RBI's while scoring the other run against the Chargers on Tuesday evening.

Senior Ryan Payne got the start on senior day striking out three batters while allowing one run on one hit in 1 2/3 innings pitched for the Hawks. Junior Josh Knuth followed Payne throwing 2 1/3 innings allowing no hits and registered three strike outs against the Chargers. Sophomore Parker Adams threw two scoreless innings allowing three hits and two strike outs in the appearance. Junior Caleb Cofield pitched two innings only surrendering one hit while striking out one Charger. Senior Ryan Harrison finished off the Chargers by striking out three of the four batters faced in his 4th save of the season.

Huntingdon (21-15, 4-5 GSAC) concluded their regular-season with a win over the Chargers on Tuesday evening. The Hawks will travel to Maryville, Tennessee for the Great South Athletic Conference semi-finals contest against No. 2 seeded Maryville College on Friday, Apr. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern.

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


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