DEMOREST, Ga. – The Huntingdon baseball team bounced back with an 8-6 win over Piedmont on Sunday in the final game of a conference series.
Piedmont won the first two games of the USA South Athletic Conference series, 3-2 in 12 innings in Game 1 and 4-3 in Game 2.
In Sunday's win, Huntingdon took an 8-2 lead in the top of the seventh and was able to hold off a late rally by the Lions. Piedmont scored one run in the seventh and three runs in the eighth inning to make it a two-run game.
Reliever John Crawford earned the save in the ninth inning, striking out two batters, walking one and forcing a fly out to end the game. Starting pitcher Brooks Freeman (2-2) earned the win in 6 2/3 innings. Freeman finished with eight strikeouts, walked five, scattered six hits and allowed three earned runs.
Fought finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Fisher was 3-for-5 with two runs. Powell had two hits, an RBI and two runs, Calvert had two hits and two RBIs and Cosby had a pair of doubles and scored once.
Records: Huntingdon (12-11, 4-5 USA South); Piedmont (14-8, 10-2 USA South)
Coming Up: Huntingdon plays at Rhodes on Tuesday at 2 p.m.