Huntingdon splits with Maryville to open USA South series

Taylor Fought had three hits, two RBIs and two runs in Friday's doubleheader at Maryville.
Taylor Fought had three hits, two RBIs and two runs in Friday's doubleheader at Maryville.

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Huntingdon baseball team won Game 1 and lost Game 2 on Friday to open a three-game USA South Athletic Conference series.

The Hawks won the opener 7-2 before falling 11-3 in Game 2.

Huntingdon used a five-run fourth inning to take control in Game 1. A two-run double by Taylor Fought, a two-run single by Will Cosby and an RBI double by Joseph Calvert put the Hawks in front 5-0. Huntingdon added two more runs in the eighth inning on a two-run single by Jud Owens to make it 7-1.                                

Cosby finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run, Fought had two RBIs and two runs and Calvert had one RBI. Owens had two RBIs and Wes Powell had two hits and a run. Garrett Breland scored two runs and Garrett Headley scored one run.

Carden Mellown (4-1) earned the win in eight innings, striking out five, walking four, scattering five hits and allowing two earned runs. Ethan Hess pitched the final inning.

In Game 2, Maryville took a 4-0 lead in the first four innings. Huntingdon scored a run in the fifth inning and in the sixth inning, but Maryville answered and built an 11-2 lead in the eighth inning.

Headley and Fought each had two hits. Headley also scored one run. Calvert had an RBI and a run, Powell drove in one run and Cosby scored one run.

Blake Mayes (2-3) took the loss in four innings in Game 2.

 

Records: Huntingdon (11-7, 3-2 USA South); Maryville (16-3, 2-3 USA South)

Coming Up: Huntingdon and Maryville will close out the series on Saturday at 1 p.m. (Central).