Baseball: Late inning rally lifts Huntingdon past Panthers
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Huntingdon pushed across two runs in the eighth inning to edge LaGrange 4-3 at Posey Field on Saturday. The Panthers dropped to 4-4 in the GSAC and 13-21 overall.
Doug Scherer (4-4) went the distance for the Panthers. He allowed the four runs on 10 hits, walked two and struck out five.
Caleb Cofield (3-0) got the win for Huntingdon (23-10, 6-2 GSAC). Cofield allowed a hit in two scoreless innings in relief of starter John Rice.
Scherer and the Panthers took a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning. The Hawks loaded the bases on three hits with one out. Austin White singled to left to drive in the tying and go-ahead run for a 4-3 lead.
Cofield retired the Panthers in order in the ninth to secure the win for the Hawks. He allowed only a two-out single to Josh Shiver in the eighth.
Evin Eichelberger opened the game for the Panthers with a triple in the first inning. But the Panthers wasted the scoring chance as Rice retired the next three batters to get out of the inning.
The Panthers came back with a run in the second inning to go up 1-0. Jon Brock, who was 3-for-3, singled with one out. He moved up on a ground out and came around to score on Anthony Iannetta' two-out base hit to left.
Huntingdon answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead. The Hawks held the lead until the fourth inning.
David Miller and Brock opened the fourth with back-to-back singles. They moved up on Shiver's sacrifice bunt. Miller scored as Miles Lee grounded out. Iannetta had his second straight two-out hit to score Brock to give the Panthers a 3-2 lead.
The two team close out their weekend series Sunday at 2 p.m. CDT.