MONTGOMERY, Ala. - LaGrange opened its USA South schedule Friday against Huntingdon at Posey Field.
Huntingdon (8-3, 4-0 USA South) edged the Panthers (2-6, 0-1 USA South) 6-4 in the first game of a three-game weekend series. The two teams play Saturday at 3 p.m. EST.
Huntingdon took a 2-0 lead in the first inning off Panther starter Zach Tatham (1-1). The Panthers answered in the top of the fourth.
The Panthers got back-to-back hits from Sims and Cain Sauls to start the inning. Jake Hipple reached on an error putting down a sacrifice bunt as Sims came around to score. Bell followed with an RBI single to drive in Sauls.
The Hawks came back in their half of the fourth with four runs. Tatham surrendered back-to-back two out hits, driving in all four runs of the inning as the Hawks took a 6-4 lead.