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Hawks stumble late against Oglethorpe

Hunter Long drove in a run in Tuesday's loss at Oglethorpe. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)
Hunter Long drove in a run in Tuesday's loss at Oglethorpe. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)

ATLANTA – The Huntingdon baseball team stepped out of conference play and lost to Oglethorpe 4-2 on Tuesday.

The Hawks (9-18) managed just three hits in the game but led 1-0 in the sixth inning and tied the game 2-2 in the top of the eighth inning. But the Stormy Petrels (12-11) scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead for good.

Huntingdon held Oglethorpe hitless for five innings. Starting pitcher Carden Mellown and relievers Jared McFall, Dawson Salors and Brad Eckmyre combined for four strikeouts, five hits, two walks and four runs. Salors (0-1) took the loss in 1 2/3 innings.

Joseph Calvert drove in Garrett Headley in the third inning for the Hawks' first run of the game. Trailing 2-1 in the eighth, Hunter Long's RBI single scored Taylor Fought to tie the game.

Huntingdon returns to action in a three-game USA South Athletic Conference series at Covenant this weekend. Game 1 is set for 2 p.m. (Central) on Friday.