Forester diamond men short twice against IWU

The Huntington University baseball team came up short to Indiana Wesleyan University twice, losing 5-4 and 5-2 on Tuesday, April 17, at Forest Glen Park.

The opening contest saw the Wildcats score twice in the top of the second inning. The Foresters wasted no time countering, tallying three runs in their half of the frame to go back on top. Coach Mike Frame’s squad scored once more in the fifth, but the visitors had a late run in them, plating three runners in the sixth to take the game.

Huntington, 13-15, 11-3 in the Crossroads League, was paced at the plate by freshman Nick Davit, who produced a hit and two runs batted in. Junior Adrian Perez logged two hits and an RBI while senior Jamar Weaver registered three base pokes and scored two runs. The Foresters finished with eight hits for the game.

Mason Shinabery pitched the first six innings for Huntington, allowing seven hits and five earned runs to take the loss. The sophomore, 2-3, struck out seven and walked two.

David Corbin picked up the win for Indiana Wesleyan, limiting the hosts to three hits and an earned run in the final four innings. The reliever issued no walks and fanned three.

Judah Wollenburg paced the Wildcats at the plate with a double and two RBI.

In the nine-inning nightcap, Huntington scored twice in the first inning, but got shut out after that. Indiana Wesleyan logged a solo tally in the fifth, then plated four runners in the sixth to complete the sweep.

The Forester offense got two hits and an RBI from junior Adam Roser. Sophomore Donovan Clark and freshman Daniel Lichty chipped in two base pokes apiece.

DJ Moore took the loss on the mound for Huntington. The junior, 2-5, permitted five hits and as many earned runs in seven innings. He also racked up 11 strikeouts while walking two.

Tim Olvaney earned the win for the Wildcats, who improve to 28-14, 14-5 in league action. The hurler tossed the final six frames, ceding three hits while keeping the Foresters off the board. He fanned seven and issued a pair of walks.

Eric Wentz led Indiana Wesleyan at the plate with two hits and three RBI.