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2011-12 Baseball Headlines

September 18, 2012
Huntingdon College hosts ALABCA Community College Fall Classic
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon College's Posey Field will be the site 16 baseball games during the next three days. The ALABCA Community College Fall Classic begins Wednesday morning and will run through Friday night.

July 3, 2012
Huntingdon’s Odom to play in Valley League All-Star Game
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon catcher Joseph Odom was named to the North roster for the Valley League's All-Star Game and will also compete in the Home Run Derby this weekend. The Valley League's North-South All-Star rosters were released on Tuesday. Odom is one of 60 players invited to play in Sunday's All-Star Game at Front Royal's Bing Crosby Stadium. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The Home Run Derby will be held before the game.

May 24, 2012
Huntingdon’s Brown and Lowman earn All-Region recognition from D3baseball.com
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon junior Grant Brown and freshman Grant Lowman recently received All-Region recognition from D3baseball.com. This is the first time D3baseball.com has released All-Region teams. Brown was chosen as a second-team All-South selection at designated hitter and Lowman was a third-team selection at pitcher.

May 14, 2012
Huntingdon baseball misses out on NCAA Regional bid
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee released the field of teams chosen for the 2012 postseason on Monday. Despite winning 30 games and winning the Great South Athletic Conference championship, Huntingdon was not one of the 56 teams selected to play in a Regional.

May 10, 2012
Huntingdon joins USA South Athletic Conference
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West announced today that Huntingdon will join the NCAA-Division III USA South Athletic Conference beginning in the fall of 2013. Huntingdon and Covenant College (Ga.) were approved as members at a meeting of the USA South presidents yesterday. Current USA South members are Averett University (Va.), Ferrum College (Va.), Greensboro College (N.C.), Mary Baldwin College (Va.), Meredith College (N.C.), Methodist University (N.C.), N.C. Wesleyan College (N.C.), William Peace University (N.C.), and the conference's newest members, LaGrange College (Ga.), Piedmont College (Ga.), and Maryville College (Tenn.).

April 29, 2012
Huntingdon baseball claims GSAC title, awaits word on potential Regional berth
LaGRANGE, Ga. – The Huntingdon baseball team did it the hard way on Sunday. The Hawks lost to LaGrange 6-5 in the first game before coming back to win 17-9 in the second game to capture the Great South Athletic Conference tournament championship.

April 28, 2012
Hawks edge Piedmont in 13 innings to reach GSAC baseball tournament finals
LaGRANGE, Ga. – The Huntingdon baseball team has been living on the edge during the first two rounds of the Great South Athletic Conference tournament. The Hawks rallied from a five-run deficit to win in the first round on Friday and followed up by rallying from a four-run deficit and winning in 13 innings on Saturday. Chad Baxley singled to score Seth Currie in the top of the 13th as the Hawks hung on to beat Piedmont 10-9 in the second round.

April 27, 2012
Huntingdon rallies for win in first round of GSAC baseball tournament
LaGRANGE, Ga. – The Huntingdon baseball team rallied from a five-run deficit and edged Maryville 6-5 on Friday in the first round of the Great South Athletic Conference tournament. The Hawks used a three-run homer from Joseph Odom to make it a one-run game in the seventh inning, an RBI single from Trey Smith to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth and an RBI single from Austin White to end the game in the ninth.

April 26, 2012
Huntingdon’s Lowman and Conville earn GSAC baseball honors
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon pitcher Grant Lowman and head baseball coach D.J. Conville were both recognized by the Great South Athletic Conference on Thursday. Lowman was named the GSAC Freshman of the Year and Conville was named the GSAC Coach of the Year. A total of 16 Huntingdon baseball players received recognition from the GSAC, including nine Academic All-Conference players.

April 26, 2012
Huntingdon baseball team focused entering GSAC tournament
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team has tried to keep a similar approach to each game this season. Head coach D.J. Conville's philosophy has been simple, each game is important and each game is an opportunity to get better. The Hawks are taking the same attitude into this weekend's Great South Athletic Conference baseball tournament in LaGrange, Ga.

April 24, 2012
Huntingdon tunes up for GSAC tournament with win over Point University
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team closed out the regular season with a 15-5 win over Point University on Tuesday at Posey Field. It was the fourth straight game that the Hawks have scored at least 10 runs.

April 22, 2012
Hawks fall in bottom of the ninth at Maryville
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Huntingdon baseball team gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning in an 11-10 loss to Maryville on Sunday. The Hawks (26-11), the No. 1 seed entering next week's Great South Athletic Conference tournament, finish conference play with a 9-3 record. Huntingdon took the first two games of the series with Maryville 13-7 and 12-3.

April 21, 2012
Odom’s two home runs lead Hawks in win over Maryville
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Catcher Joseph Odom hit his sixth and seventh home runs of the season to highlight the Huntingdon baseball team's 12-3 win over Maryville on Saturday. Odom was one of five Hawks to record multiple hits and one of four Hawks with three hits. In the first two games of the Maryville series, Huntingdon (26-10, 9-2 Great South Athletic Conference) has totaled 35 hits and 25 runs. Game 3 of the series is set for noon on Sunday.

April 20, 2012
Huntingdon baseball clinches regular-season conference title
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Huntingdon baseball team pounded out 19 hits and scored 13 runs to knock off Maryville 13-7 on Friday. With the win, the Hawks (25-10, 8-2 Great South Athletic Conference) clinched the regular-season GSAC title. The Hawks have a three-game lead in the GSAC standings with two conference games remaining. Huntingdon and Maryville (17-17, 4-6 GSAC) are scheduled to play the second game of a three-game series on Saturday, weather permitting. First pitch is currently set for 2 p.m.

April 18, 2012
Spivey and Rollins Nab GSAC's Final Baseball Weekly Awards
DECATUR, Ga.- Entering the home stretch of the 2012 regular season, Tyler Spivey of Huntingdon and James Rollins of Covenant have earned the final Pitcher and Player of the Week honors for the 2012 season. This is the first time season for both athletes.

April 17, 2012
2011-12 Huntingdon Athletic Awards

April 15, 2012
Huntingdon baseball completes series sweep of LaGrange
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team used another solid pitching performance and took advantage of LaGrange miscues to pick up a 3-1 win on Sunday at Posey Field. The win completed a three-game sweep of the Panthers and gives the Hawks (24-10) a 7-2 record in the Great South Athletic Conference. Huntingdon will wrap up conference play next weekend at Maryville.

April 14, 2012
Huntingdon rallies in 8th inning for win over LaGrange
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Pitchers John Rice and Caleb Cofield kept LaGrange off balance and an Austin White single in the eighth inning lifted the Huntingdon baseball team to a 4-3 win on Saturday at Posey Field. Huntingdon (23-10, 6-2 Great South Athletic Conference) took the first game of the series by the same score on Friday night and will host the Panthers (13-21, 4-4 GSAC) in the final game of the series on Sunday at 1 p.m.

April 13, 2012
Huntingdon baseball takes Game 1 from LaGrange
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team picked up its fifth conference win with a 4-3 victory over LaGrange on Friday. The Hawks (22-10, 5-2 Great South Athletic Conference) and Panthers (13-20, 4-3 GSAC) will play the second game of their three-game series at Posey Field on Saturday at 2 p.m.

April 11, 2012
Lowman and Gentry Nab GSAC Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week
DECATUR, Ga.- Counting down the final few weeks of the season, Grant Lowman of Huntingdon and Blake Gentry of Maryville earn the Pitcher and Player of the week for baseball. This is the second straight week Lowman has earned the award and the first this season for Gentry.

April 7, 2012
Huntingdon drops Game 3, but wins series with 16th-ranked Piedmont
DEMOREST, Ga. – The Huntingdon baseball team fell behind early on Saturday, rallied in the middle innings but couldn't catch 16th-ranked Piedmont in a 10-5 loss. Despite the loss, the Hawks picked up two wins in the three-game series. Huntingdon (21-10, 4-2 Great South Athletic Conference) took the first two games of the series 4-0 and 3-0 on Friday.

April 6, 2012
Huntingdon baseball takes two from 16th-ranked Piedmont
DEMOREST, Ga. – The Huntingdon baseball team used strong pitching and timely hitting to shutout 16th-ranked Piedmont in a pair of conference wins on Friday. Three Huntingdon pitchers combined to allow five hits in the two games, dropping the Lions 4-0 in Game 1 and 3-0 in Game 2.

April 4, 2012
Lowman and Miers Named Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week
DECATUR, Ga.- Gearing up for the home stretch of the 2012 baseball season, the Great South Athletic Conference names Grant Lowman of Huntingdon and Ethan Miers of Piedmont Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively. This is the first time either player has received the award this season.

March 31, 2012
Huntingdon baseball splits with Berry
ROME, Ga. – The Huntingdon baseball team couldn't pull off a sweep on Saturday, but the Hawks took the weekend series at Berry College. Huntingdon held Berry to four hits in a 3-1 win in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. The Hawks managed 11 hits in the second game but came up short 6-5. Game 1 was a shortened seven-inning game and the second game was a normal nine-inning game. With Friday's 13-7 win over Berry, the Hawks (19-9) picked up two wins in the three-game series.

March 30, 2012
Huntingdon baseball rallies for win over Vikings
ROME, Ga. – The Huntingdon baseball team overcame a rough start to knock off Berry 13-7 on Friday. The Hawks (18-8) committed three errors and gave up five runs in the second inning. But Huntingdon overcame the five-run deficit with 15 hits and 13 runs in the final six innings.

March 28, 2012
Huntingdon's Brown and LaGrange's Brooks Nab GSAC Pitcher and Player of the Week
DECATUR,Ga.- Breaking the streak held by Piedmont, Tyler Brooks claims this week's baseball Pitcher of the Week while Grant Brown earned the Player of the Week honors as announced by the Great South Athletic Conference. This is the first award this season for Brooks and the second for Brown who won it for the week of Feb 27.

March 25, 2012
Huntingdon baseball comes up short against Emory
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon gave up two runs in the top of the ninth and dropped a 5-4 game to Emory on Sunday. The loss was the second to the Eagles in two days.

March 24, 2012
Huntingdon baseball falters against Emory
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team had its chances on Saturday but gave up eight runs in the final two innings of a 10-4 loss to Emory. The score was tied 2-2 entering the eighth inning.

March 22, 2012
Huntingdon baseball games rescheduled
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon's baseball games with Emory this weekend have been rescheduled due to the forecast of rain on Friday. Huntingdon (17-6) will now host Emory (14-7) at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

March 21, 2012
Freeman of Huntingdon and Caldwell of Piedmont Claim Weekly Baseball Honors
DECATUR, Ga.- Continuing their dominance of the Great South Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week honors, Kevin Caldwell of Piedmont earns his second straight weekly honor after pitching a tough match-up with #1 Marietta College. Jordan Freeman of Huntingdon earns this week's Player of the Week after belting a grand slam for the Hawks last week. This is the sixth straight week Piedmont has earned Pitcher of the Week and the second straight for Huntingdon.

March 20, 2012
Huntingdon baseball stumbles at Millsaps
JACKSON, Miss. – The Huntingdon baseball team fell behind early on Tuesday and lost to Millsaps 12-2. Huntingdon (17-6) trailed 4-1 before Millsaps (13-8) blew the game open with five runs in the fourth inning.

March 17, 2012
Huntingdon splits on Saturday, but wins first conference series of the season
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team pounded Covenant College in Game 1 on Saturday and came up a run short in Game 2. The Hawks took the first game 17-5 and lost the second game 10-9. With Friday night's 7-2 win, Huntingdon (17-5, 2-1 Great South Athletic Conference) took two wins in the first conference series of the season.

March 16, 2012
Hawks open conference play with win over Covenant
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon built a six-run lead in the first four innings and picked up a 7-2 win against Covenant College on Friday. Seven of the Hawks' starting nine recorded hits as Huntingdon (16-4) started 1-0 in the Great South Athletic Conference.

March 15, 2012
Huntingdon’s Trey Smith named to D3baseball.com Team of the Week
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Junior Trey Smith had four big games for the Huntingdon baseball team last week. A game-winning home run marked the beginning of the left fielder’s week and two home runs and eight RBIs highlighted the final three wins of the week. Smith’s performance helped him earn a spot on the D3baseball.com Team of the Week. This is the second release of the Team of the Week this season.

March 15, 2012
Caldwell and Smith Claim Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week Honors
DECATUR,Ga.- Keeping the Great South Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week Award at Piedmont, the Lions Kevin Caldwell earns the honor for the week ending March 12. Huntingdon's Trey Smith earns his first Player of the Week award after a solid week of play for the Hawks. This is the first time the duo has earned the award this season.

March 10, 2012
Hawks complete sweep of Blackburn
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Trey Smith drove in the first run and scored the final run for Huntingdon in Saturday's doubleheader with Blackburn College. In between, the Hawks racked up 25 hits, 19 runs and four home runs in a sweep of the Beavers. Huntingdon took the first game 12-0 in seven innings and won the second game 7-3. Game 2 was a regulation nine-inning game. The Hawks beat Blackburn 19-4 on Friday.

March 9, 2012
Hawks score 19 runs in series opener with Blackburn
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon set the tone at the plate and put Blackburn College away early on Friday. The Hawks rapped out nine hits and scored seven runs in the first three innings and cruised to a 19-4 win over the Beavers at Posey Field.

March 6, 2012
Smith’s two-run homer lifts Hawks in ninth inning
ATLANTA, Ga. – Outfielder Trey Smith homered in the top of the ninth and the defense held in the bottom of the ninth as the Huntingdon baseball team took a 7-5 win from Oglethorpe on Tuesday.

March 4, 2012
Huntingdon baseball splits with Birmingham-Southern
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Birmingham-Southern double in the bottom of the seventh kept the Huntingdon baseball team from pulling off a sweep Sunday afternoon. The Hawks beat the Panthers 4-2 in the first game before BSC pulled out a 2-1 win in Game 2. Game 1 was a regulation nine-inning game and Game 2 was shortened to seven innings.

March 3, 2012
Huntingdon weekend athletic schedule changes with weather
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Saturday’s home baseball games have been canceled, the softball schedule has been modified in Atlanta and the home tennis matches are still being evaluated due to the rain.

February 29, 2012
Hawks knock off Emory in first road game of the season
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Huntingdon baseball team made its first road trip of the season on Wednesday. The Hawks scored five runs with two outs in the third inning to spark a 7-5 win over Emory.

February 29, 2012
Baseball Player of the Week Honors to Cochran of Piedmont and Brown of Huntingdon
DECATUR, Ga.- Through almost the first month of play in the 2012 season, the Great South Athletic Conference baseball player of the week awards keep rolling on this week honoring Piedmont's Caleb Cochran as pitcher of the week and Huntingdon's Grant Brown as player of the week. This is the third straight week Cochran has been awarded the honor this season and the first for Brown.

February 26, 2012
Huntingdon bats come alive for 32 hits in doubleheader
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team bounced back from a disappointing Saturday with two big wins on Sunday. The Hawks rapped out 14 hits in an 11-8 win over Wabash College in Game 1 and followed up with 18 hits in a 20-8 win over Capital University in Game 2.

February 25, 2012
Errors, timely hits cost Huntingdon in loss to Wabash
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon gave up five runs in the third inning, a three-run homer in the eighth and two runs in between as Wabash College took a 10-1 win on Saturday at Posey Field. Huntingdon (7-3) committed four errors and allowed nine hits as the Little Giants (2-3) snapped the Hawks' five-game winning streak.

February 22, 2012
Pitching sets the tone in Hawks’ fifth straight win
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team used a run in the third inning, a run in the eighth and nine innings of dominant pitching to get by Millsaps on Tuesday. Huntingdon’s pitchers combined for a four-hitter as the Hawks downed the Majors 2-1 at Posey Field. The win is the fifth straight for the Hawks (7-2).

February 18, 2012
Huntingdon baseball takes two from U.W.-Platteville
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon faced adversity early in Friday’s doubleheader with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. But the Hawks responded with a 9-4 win and a 5-2 win over the Pioneers at Posey Field. The second game of the doubleheader was a 7-inning game. Weather permitting, the two teams are scheduled to play again on Sunday at 1 p.m.

February 15, 2012
Cochran and Astin Nab First Baseball Awards of 2012 Season
DECATUR, Ga.- Opening the 2012 season over the past week, the Great South Athletic Conference has hit the ground running with the baseball pitcher and player of the week. Earning the first pitcher of the week honor is Caleb Cochran of Piedmont and player goes to Caleb Astin of Huntingdon.

February 14, 2012
Huntingdon takes advantage of Oglethorpe errors for fourth win
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team struggled to get hits on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop the Hawks from finding ways to score runs. Huntingdon capitalized on six Oglethorpe errors to win 7-1 at Posey Field.

February 12, 2012
Huntingdon baseball splits with Rhodes in Sunday doubleheader
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team started slow on Sunday, but the Hawks came alive late to salvage a split with Rhodes College. After dropping the first game 2-0 at Posey Field, Huntingdon responded with an 11-7 win in the second game. Due to the doubleheader, Game 1 was seven innings and Game 2 was nine innings.

February 11, 2012
Odom’s single lifts Hawks in the bottom of the ninth
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon catcher Joseph Odom singled in two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap a 4-3 win over Mississippi College on Saturday. Huntingdon was hitless through six innings, had just one run and had stranded nine runners after eight innings at Posey Field. But the Hawks (2-1) came alive for three runs in the final inning.

February 9, 2012
Weather moves weekend baseball to Posey Field
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team’s weekend road trip to Rhodes College has been changed due to the weather forecast for the Memphis, Tenn., area. Huntingdon will now host a doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday.

February 4, 2012
Huntingdon baseball bounces back with a win over Mississippi College
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team took advantage of its opportunities on Saturday to pick up its first win of the season. Huntingdon built a six-run lead at Posey Field and held on for an 8-5 win over Mississippi College.

February 3, 2012
Huntingdon baseball drops season opener against Mississippi College
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon gave up three runs in the first inning and three runs in the sixth inning as Mississippi College took a 7-3 win on Friday at Posey Field. It was the season opener for both teams.

February 2, 2012
Hawks baseball opens at home this weekend
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon baseball coach D.J. Conville likes what he sees when he looks at this year’s roster. Coming off a 23-17 season and an appearance in the Great South Athletic Conference championship game, the Hawks are a mixture of experience and youth in 2012. Huntingdon returns its No. 1 pitcher and six players that started at least 20 games in the field last season. But with just two seniors among those seven players, youth is still a factor.

January 27, 2012
Former Hawk signs with Diamondbacks
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Former Huntingdon baseball player Miles Walding has been trying to take it all in the past few days. In Palm Springs to play in the California Winter League, Walding’s baseball future got a lot brighter this week. Walding arrived for the first day of the league on Monday. By Wednesday, the Dothan native had signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization.

December 19, 2011
Huntingdon’s Odom chosen to play in Valley League
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon catcher Joseph Odom has been selected to play in the Valley League in the summer of 2012. Odom will play for the Winchester Royals.