Huntingdon baseball takes Game 1 from LaGrange

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.

In Friday's win, Huntingdon got another solid outing from pitcher Grant Lowman (5-1). Lowman pitched six innings to pick up the win and Tyler Spivey pitched 1 2/3 innings to get the save. Lowman, Spivey and Will Davis combined to strike out eight, walk five, scatter eight hits and allow two earned runs.

Grant Brown, Jordan Freeman and Seth Currie each had two hits and accounted for all but two of Huntingdon's eight hits. Brown scored the first run of the game on a Joseph Odom sacrifice fly in the first inning. In the third inning, Brown doubled down the left field line to score Seth Currie and make it a 2-2 game.

The Hawks took the lead for good in the sixth inning when a Freeman single scored Trey Smith. Currie made it a 4-2 game when he scored on a Jordan Green sacrifice fly in the seventh.

LaGrange cut it to a run in the top of the eighth and had a runner on first in the ninth inning before Huntingdon turned a double play to end the game.