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Hall a Hawk

Donoho’s Billings signs to play baseball at Huntingdon; a do-it-all player for the Falcons, Hawks like him as a middle infielder

By East Alabama Sports Today
For the last six years Hall Billings has been a Falcon. Starting in the fall he will be a Hawk.

Hall Billings (L) credits Donoho coach Steve Gendron for making him the player he is today.

The Donoho senior celebrated his signing with Huntingdon in front of friends, family and teammates Thursday. 
“I am more than excited to further my baseball and academic career and more than blessed to have this opportunity that I have dreamed of since I was a kid,” Billings said. “They have told me they want me to be a middle infielder. I am going to try to get my arm strength up and hopefully see some innings off the mound as well. I can’t wait to be a Hawk.”
Billings did a lot for the Falcons. This season on the mound he posted a 6-4 record with a 1.26 ERA and a 64-17 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 50 innings. At the plate he hit .532 with a .595 on base percentage, 13 doubles, three homers and 31 RBIs. He struck out only five times all season, was 27-of-28 in stolen base attempts and had only four errors in the field.
“Every time he was pitching for the past five years we had an opportunity to win a ballgame,” Donoho coach Steve Gendron said. “He’s always been mentality tough, but he works his tail off in-season, out-of-season. It was a goal of his was to play after high school baseball. It’s been fun to watch him go from barely being able to get the ball from second base to first base to be able to make every throw every play in the game.”
Billings credited Gendron for molding him into the player he has become.
“I owe a lot of credit to Steve,” he said. “He has been an amazing role model over all my years of knowing him and and playing for him. He is a lot of the reason I am the player I am today.”

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