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Hawks lose Game 3 at Averett

Patrick Kucera was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a double in Sunday's loss to Averett. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)
Patrick Kucera was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a double in Sunday's loss to Averett. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)

DANVILLE, Va. – The Huntingdon baseball team fell behind early and lost to Averett 10-6 on Sunday.

Trailing 8-1, Huntingdon scored five runs in the seventh and eighth innings but could not catch the Cougars.

The loss was the third straight for the Hawks (14-9, 13-8 USA South). Conference leader Averett (15-6, 11-4 USA South) took the first two games of the series 13-7 and 6-5 on Saturday.

Center fielder Patrick Kucera had two hits and two RBIs, first baseman Will Pharis had two hits and three runs and shortstop Dakota Beane had two hits and a RBI. Pinch hitter J. Gardiner had a RBI and a run and catcher Coleson Taylor and designated hitter Kevin Johnston each scored one run.

Starter Jared Gonzalez (4-1) took the loss.

Huntingdon returns to action at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at fourth-ranked Birmingham-Southern (17-3).