Foresters record split with Goshen on Saturday

Coming off a doubleheader domination of Goshen in Maple Leaf territory on Thursday, the Huntington University baseball team split a second doubleheader with Goshen at home on Saturday, April 3.

Huntington, now 13-11, 6-2 in conference, lost the first match 8-7, but got the second game win, 7-6.

Ty Mills had the first-game loss for the Foresters, allowing seven runs on nine hits.

Eric Schultz and Andrew Drummond each had two hits, with Drummond having a home run.

Goshen came to HU with a vengeance, taking the lead in game one via four runs on four hits in the first inning. HU had three runs in the second to keep up with the Maple Leafs, but the visitors responded in the next inning with four more runs of their own. Drummond's homer in the fifth, which scored two, combined with two more HU runs in the seventh gave Huntington the chance to come back, but it was no use as Goshen struck out the last HU batter to take the win.

Game two showed Forester strength, as HU out-hit Goshen 11-9 and took advantage of five Maple Leaf errors to win the game.

Huntington stepped out to a 2-0 lead early on, to which Goshen didn't respond until the fifth, when the Maple Leafs scored five runs to take control. The Foresters gradually recovered, earning runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to tie the game and add two more innings.
Goshen scored a run in the ninth, but Huntington came back in the bottom of the inning with two runs to earn the win.

Reliever Brian Kirschbaum had the win for the Foresters, yielding three runs on five hits and five strikeouts in four and one-third innings of work.

Eric Harpring had three hits and Schultz, Drummond and Travis Frantz each recorded two hits.