HU splits with Goshen

After losing a nine-inning contest in the first game of a doubleheader, the Huntington University baseball team struck early and often on the way to an 11-2 second-game win over visiting Goshen College on Thursday, April 24.

The Foresters, 23-21 overall and 17-13 in the Crossroads League, struck for six runs in the first inning of the second tilt and never looked back, adding two more runs in the second, a solo tally in the fourth and two more in the sixth.

Dan Wilcher, who finished the game with five runs batted in, hit a two-run double to highlight the big first inning, which helped make a winner of Blake Hohlbein, the starter for HU. Hohlbein went the first five innings, giving up two runs, none earned, on three hits, with one strikeout and three walks. Tyson Dietrich and Tanner Wyse each pitched a hitless inning of relief.

Dylan Henricks and TJ Lindstrand each had two of Huntington's nine hits.

In the opener, the Foresters and Maple Leafs were tied 4-all at the end of seven, but Goshen struck for three runs in the top of the night against reliever Mark Bowers. The Foresters mounted a valiant comeback with two runs in their half of the frame, but couldn't quite get the job done.

Blake Ayers, Shea Beauchamp Avery Sneed and March Bowers each had two of the Foresters' 13 hits in the contest, and Michael Crowley led with two runs batted in.