MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon baseball team won both games of a doubleheader with William Peace on Saturday.
The Hawks won the first game 3-1 and took the second game 4-2. Huntingdon (16-11, 15-8 USA South) and the Pacers (1-21, 1-19 USA South) will close out the three-game series at Posey Field on Sunday at noon.
Sophomore first baseman Will Pharis drove in five of the Hawks' seven runs on Saturday and finished the doubleheader 3-for-7. In Game 2, Pharis tied the game 2-2 with a RBI single in the sixth inning and gave the Hawks the lead with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning.
In Game 1, Pharis and right fielder Anthony Spivey each drove in a run in the sixth inning. Pharis drove in the final run of the first game in the eighth inning.
Jackson Cruce (5-2) picked up the win in Game 1, striking out four, walking one and allowing five hits and one run in 7 1/3 innings. Mason Throneberry pitched the final 1 2/3 innings to earn his sixth save of the season.
Zack Watson (3-2) earned the win in Game 2, striking out two, walking one, scattering nine hits and allowing two runs in eight innings. Kucera pitched the final inning for the save.