Lady Hawks Drop Two Games in Season-Opener

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By WNCF Staff

ATLANTA, Ga. --- The Huntingdon College softball team fell 10-2 and 7-0 in the first two games of the season to Emory University on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Hawks had 17 total hits on the day but also committed four errors.

In the first game of the day, the Lady Hawks (0-2) were down 5-0 to Emory (2-0) after five innings of play. Huntingdon rallied scoring two runs, 5-2, in the top of the sixth inning when freshman Jenna Rimensynder singled up the middle driving in junior Brittney Novickis, followed by senior Ashley Blocker's RBI single to short stop sending junior Ashley Smith across home plate.

Emory ended Huntingdon's comeback hopes with five more runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. The Eagles extended their lead by eight runs winning 10-2 in game one of the day.

Freshman Holly Ostrander and Novickis each paced the Lady Hawks with two hits. Huntingdon had five other batters add one hit in the loss.

Sophomore Melissa McClure went 4 1/3 innings for Huntingdon allowing four earned runs on 8 hits and two strike outs. Freshman Emily Dillard pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up four earned runs on two hits.

Emory's Lena Brottman (1-0) pitched six innings for the Eagles' first win of the season.

The Lady Hawks were shutout, 7-0, in the second game of the afternoon. Emory's Bridget Holloway (1-0) recorded seven shutout innings while giving up six hits in the win.

Junior Bree Giordana (0-1) started for the Lady Hawks pitching 4 2/3 innings allowing three earned runs on 8 hits. McClure pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up one run to the Eagles.

Huntingdon's bats were led Giordana, Novickis and Smith all finishing 2-for-3 in the shutout loss to Emory.

The Lady Hawks look to rebound on Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the home-opener against Talladega University. The double-header starts at 1 p.m. at Huntingdon's softball field.

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