MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon softball team earned a pair of conference victories with a 2-0 and 12-7 sweep of Covenant on Friday.
The Lady Hawks scored two runs in the first inning of Game 1 and made the lead last. In Game 2, Huntingdon scored eight runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take control.
Katy Messick (8-5) pitched a complete-game shutout for the win. Messick struck out seven, walked six and scattered seven hits in seven innings.
In Game 2, Huntingdon (14-11, 9-6 USA South) trailed 4-3 in the fourth inning before scoring five runs in the bottom of the fourth. A two-run double by Alcantar put Huntingdon in front and a two-run double by McGuirk added to the lead. McGuirk scored the final run of the inning on an error.
Blake Rowland, Jamie Langford and Alicia Gauker each had a RBI and a run in Game 2. Gauker also had two hits. Taylor and Ashley Johnson each scored two runs and Henderson and Kala Rooney each scored one run.
Anna Stephens (2-1) picked up the win in 3 1/3 innings of relief.
Huntingdon plays at Piedmont on Saturday in a conference doubleheader. Game 1 is set for noon.