SAINTS TAKE DOWN HAWKS: LBWCC uses timely hits to knock off Huntingdon

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The LBWCC Saints scored early and often on their way to a 12-1 victory over the Huntingdon College Hawks on Tuesday in Montgomery.

Jesse Hall got the Saints started with a double to open up the top of the first inning.

Bryson Gandy then drew a walk to give LBWCC runners on second and first.

Both runners moved up 90 feet when Trevor Shelton dropped down a sacrifice bunt.

Jarius Colley gave the Saints the lead after roping a single into left field that plated Hall and Gandy.

The Saints made good contact throughout the opening frame as they grabbed a 2-0 lead.

In the bottom of the first inning, Barlow Jason struck out Nick Swisher to start the frame.

Jason then got a ground out from Ryan Meadows for the second out of the inning.

After two quick outs, the Hawks began to make Jason sweat.

Cullen Stafford drove a line-drive single to J Palmer with two outs to get things going.

Tri Overby followed with a single and then a walk to Jake Elrod loaded the bases for Huntingdon.

Jason then struck out Jacob Pitts to end the threat with bases juiced.

Jacobey Hawthorne opened up the top of the second inning with a frozen rope to left field for a double.

With one out in the inning, Hawthorne took off like a flash as he stole third.

The Hawks’ third baseman misplayed the throw and as the ball got away from him Hawthorne raced home to put LBWCC up 3-0.

Trey Simmons followed with a walk, but Huntingdon then got a double play to end the side.

Huntingdon got a walk to start the bottom of the second inning and then a one-out double looked like it might inch the Hawks back into the game.

Jason then got the next two batters to fly out and kept the Hawks off of the scoreboard.

Hall singled to start the top of the third inning, but that’s the only base runner the Saints would get in the frame.

The Hawks got another pair of base runners in the bottom of the third inning.

Peyton Mohler entered the game on the mound with one out and runners on first and second.

Mohler got a fly out and a strikeout to end the bottom of the third inning.

The Saints went down in order in the top of the fourth inning.

Pitts singled to start the bottom of the fourth inning and then stole second. Pitts moved to third on a ground out and then scored on a sacrifice fly.

In the top of the fifth inning, Parker Griffin drew a walk to begin the frame.

Simmons came up and ripped a ball into right field. Simmons turned on the jets as he drove in Griffin with a triple.

Palmer followed with a single to put the Saints up 5-1.

Palmer stole second with tow outs and then moved to third off of an error.

Colley followed with a double that raced home Palmer and Shelton for a 7-1 advantage.

The Saints kept the doubles party going as Reid Whitaker ripped a double to center.

LBWCC loaded the bases when Carpenter was hit by a pitch and Hawthorne drew a walk.

The Saints added another run when Whitaker scored off of an error to put LBWCC up 10-1.

In the top of the sixth inning, Innes Mackay got the frame started with a double.

Hall then moved him to third with a ground out.

The Saints went up by 10 runs when Gandy plated Mackay with a single to left field.

Gandy advanced to third on a single from Hunter Phillips and then Gandy scored on a passed ball for the final run of the game.