22nd-ranked Huntingdon sweeps Maryville

Wes Powell was 5-for-9 with four RBIs, three runs, three doubles and two stolen bases in Saturday's sweep of Maryville.
Wes Powell was 5-for-9 with four RBIs, three runs, three doubles and two stolen bases in Saturday's sweep of Maryville.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The 22nd-ranked Huntingdon baseball team earned its second conference sweep of the season with a pair of wins against Maryville on Saturday.

The Hawks took the first game 11-7 and capped the day with a 6-3 victory. Game 3 of the series, which was scheduled for Sunday, was canceled due to the weather forecast.

Huntingdon (12-0, 5-0 USA South) put together 24 hits in the two games as five Hawks combined for 18 hits, 11 RBIs, 11 runs and six doubles.

Junior Wes Powell was 5-for-9 with four RBIs, three runs, three doubles and two stolen bases and freshman Andrew Knight was 4-for-6 with two RBIs, two runs and two doubles. Powell is currently tied for the conference lead with 21 hits this season.

Senior Will Cosby finished with three hits, three runs, two RBIs and two stolen bases and senior Garrett Breland had three hits, two RBIS, two runs and a double. Junior Heath Haskins had three hits, a run and an RBI.

In Game 1, Huntingdon built an 8-2 lead in the first four innings but only led 8-6 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. Huntingdon eased back ahead with a two-run double by Powell in the bottom of the sixth before Chris Fisher drove in the final run on a ground out in the bottom of the seventh.

Powell finished the first game 3-for-4 with four RBIs, a run, two doubles and two stolen bases. Knight was 3-for-4 with two runs and two doubles and Cosby and Fisher were each 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.

Danny Coleman Jr. scored two runs, had an RBI and two stolen bases, Colton Clark scored two runs and Breland had one RBI.

Carden Mellown (2-0) picked up the win in five innings. Jacob Munn pitched three innings of relief before John Crawford struck out three of the four batters he faced in the ninth inning.

In Game 2, Huntingdon fell behind 3-0 before scoring six unanswered runs. The Hawks scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning, added one run in the fifth inning and closed the scoring with two runs in the seventh inning.

Breland was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in Game 2, Knight had two RBIs, Powell had two hits and two runs, Haskins had two hits, an RBI and a run and Coleman had two hits. Bradley Harris drove in one run and Cosby scored one run.

Brooks Freeman (4-0) pitched seven innings to get the win, striking out four, walking two, giving up seven hits and allowing three earned runs. Wallace Henry earned the save, pitching the final two innings, striking out three and walking one.

 

Records: Huntingdon (12-0, 5-0 USA South); Maryville (5-6, 0-4 USA South)

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon will host Rhodes on Wednesday at 4 p.m.