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Forester 9 rallies back to beat SUNY Canton
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:50 AM
The Huntington University baseball team overcame six errors by pounding out 21 hits in its 14-13 nine-inning win over SUNY Canton on the opening day of the Russ/Matt Tournament on Sunday, March 16, in Lakeland, FL.
SUNY Canton opened up an 8-1 lead through the first four innings before Huntington, 4-5, got things rolling in the sixth. With the bases loaded, Dalton Combs pounded out a single to plate three runs. Dylan Henricks doubled in Combs and then Avery Sneed and TJ Landstrand each registered run-scoring singles to pull the Foresters within one at 8-7.
The Kangaroos slugged out four hits and took advantage of two Forester errors to pad the lead at 11-7 in their half of the frame but Coach Mike Frame's squad posted seven runs to Canton's two over the final three innings to pull off the comeback.
Huntington's only run in the seventh came by way of a Blake Ayers sacrifice fly. Over the final two innings Huntington scattered six hits but had plenty of help from Canton's pitching staff as they walked in two runs and gave up another on a wild pitch before Sneed tripled in a pair of runs for the win.
Ryan Bethel, Stephen Michaels, Dalton Combs and Drew McLochlin all saw time on the mound for the Foresters with Combs earning the win and McLochlin picking up the save. Combs pitched three innings during which he gave up two hits and two runs. McLochlin faced the final two batters, giving up two runs before notching the last out to earn his first career save.
Six different Foresters registered multiple hits. Jared Green and Shea Beauchamp each tallied four hits. Roser hammered out three hits as did Sneed, who also collected four RBI, drew two walks and scored two runs. Combs and Brock Gower finished with two hits apiece and logged three and two RBI, respectively.