Forester softball team lives up to its billing by placing 3rd in CL tourney

The Huntington University softball team lived up to its billing as the No. 3 seed in the Crossroads League tournament by placing third in the two-day tourney held April 1-2 at Marian University.

The Foresters went 3-2 over the tourney, beating Grace College 8-4, losing to Bethel College 3-0, blanking Spring Arbor University 5-0, defeating Taylor 3-2 and losing to top-ranked Marian 8-0.

The Foresters finished their season with a 23-18 record.
Katie Knous hit a two-run home run among three hits and Annie Weaver had a triple in the Foresters' win over Grace.

Despite battling an injury, HU ace Marcie McDougle got the mound win, giving up six hits and four earned runs, with two strikeouts and no walks.

Emily Puterbaugh had a nice effort go for naught in the second contest as the HU batters managed only three hits off Bethel hurler Natalie Newell. For her part, Puterbaugh gave up just four hits and three earned runs, with 11 strikeouts and four walks in six innings.

Kaylin Yon threw a nifty one-hitter in the Foresters' third game of the day on Wednesday, the win over Spring Arbor. The freshman struck out seven and walk only one in the complete game win.

Pazia Speed had a pair of runs batted in to lead HU.

HU trailed 2-1 into the fifth inning of their game against Taylor. Allison Greene picked a great time for her first collegiate career homer, which knotted things at 2-2. In the sixth, Katie Bowers doubled and came home to score the wining run on a Taylor error.

Marian made quick work of the Foresters in their second game of the day on Thursday, cruising to the 8-0 win in five innings. Marian pitching limited HU to five hits.