Team effort helps Huntingdon finish off sweep of No. 17 Birmingham-Southern
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Huntingdon scored four runs in the middle innings and used solid pitching to knock off 17th-ranked Birmingham-Southern 4-1 on Tuesday at Posey Field.
The win was the fourth in four games since Friday for the Hawks (12-5) and their consecutive win against the Panthers (11-7). Huntingdon handed then-No. 10 Birmingham-Southern a 4-3 loss in 10 innings on Saturday.
In Tuesday's game, Huntingdon scored three runs in the fourth and one in the fifth. After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the fourth, Huntingdon used three hits and an error to take the lead.
A Keegan Lambeth single scored Joseph Odom to tie the game and an Evan Agnew single scored Trey Smith to give the Hawks the lead. Lambeth scored on a Tyler Blackwell single to make it 3-1 and Caleb Astin scored on a Smith single to close the scoring in the fifth.
Astin finished the game with three of the Hawks' seven hits on a 3-for-4 night.
The Hawks' pitchers limited Birmingham-Southern to six hits and frustrated the Panthers most of the night. When the Hawks did get in a tight situation in the top of the eighth inning, with two outs and the bases loaded, reliever Neil Lawler forced a pop fly to end the inning.
Starter Grant Lowman (1-0) picked up the win, striking out four, walking two and allowing four hits and one run in 5.1 innings. Lawler got the save in 1.1 innings.