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Simons' Four Hits, Bloye Homer Not Enough in Baseball Loss to Huntingdon

KC Simons (photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information)
KC Simons (photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information)

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- In its final home game of the season, the Covenant baseball team fell to USA South foe Huntingdon 9-5 on Tuesday afternoon in a makeup game from last Friday's rainout.

Caleb Bloye homered and he and KC Simons combined for seven hits and five runs batted in for Covenant (14-21, 10-14 USA South), but Huntingdon (24-15, 22-8) used a big inning in the sixth to put the game out of reach.

In a game that was supposed to be played last Friday but was postponed due to rain, Huntingdon scored two runs in the second inning off Spencer Smith, the second pitcher of the game for the Scots. Jonah Paul started the game but was pulled after one inning in a game in which nine Covenant pitchers were used to keep everyone fresh for a weekend series against Averett.

After leaving three men on base in the bottom of the second, the Scots got on the board in the bottom of the third. Bloye singled to left to score Will Cleland from second.

Simons tied the score at two in the fourth inning with a run-scoring single to left.

The score remained knotted until the sixth inning, when Huntingdon erupted for six runs on five hits, all singles. Four of the runs came with two outs and three pitchers were used in the inning before the Scots were able to stop the bleeding.

Covenant left the bases loaded again in the bottom of the sixth, and ended up stranding 11 for the game.

In the bottom of the eighth, Simons made the score 8-3 with another RBI single, this one scoring Alex Kerr, but Covenant was unable to string hits together and left two more on base.

After the Hawks added another run in the top of the ninth, Bloye launched a long drive to left center for a two-run home run, the first of his collegiate career, to make it 9-5 and finish off the scoring.

Alec Mitchell (1-5) gets the loss for Covenant in relief. Trey Worthington (4-1) pitched two scoreless innings to notch the win, his second of the series.

Simons finished the game 4-for-5 with two RBIs and Bloye went 3-for-5 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Covenant will close out the season with a three-game series against Averett in Danville, Va. starting Friday at 3 p.m.

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