The Huntington University baseball team got sent to the losers' bracket earlier in the day but then defeated the University of Saint Francis to keep its hopes alive in the Crossroads League Tournament on Monday, May 5.
The Foresters, 28-23, rallied back from a 4-2 deficit after four innings to knock USF out of the tourney, 8-5, just hours after they were sent to the loser's bracket by Mount Vernon Nazarene, 8-3, earlier in the day.
HU tallied two runs in the fifth inning, a solo score in the sixth, two more in the seventh and one in the eighth to get past the Cougars.
Dylan Henricks had three hits on the afternoon and TJ Lindstrand, Avery Sneed, Brock Gower and Austin Drummond each collected two of the Foresters' 15 hits in the contest. Lindstrand knocked in two runs as well.
Tyson Dietrich, the second of four HU pitchers, got the win, throwing 4.2 innings and giving up only one run, none earned, on four hits, with two strikeouts and one walk.
Mount Vernon dropped a five-run fifth inning bomb on the Foresters in the opener to send HU to the losers' bracket.
Henricks and Lindstrand each had two hits for HU.
John Ripke took the loss for HU, allowing five earned runs on seven hits, with no strikeouts and a walk, in 4.1 innings.