Cumberlands edges Forester diamond men

The Huntington University baseball team got edged by host University of the Cumberlands, 3-1, on Friday, March 3.

The Patriots took a 1-0 lead on the Foresters in the second inning, but Coach Mike Frame’s squad countered in the seventh, getting a solo home run by Tyler Zimske to knot the game up. The deadlock would prove to be short-lived, however, as the hosts responded with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to take the game to its final tally.

Zimske finished with a team-high two hits for Huntington, 2-5, which logged six base pokes overall.

Cumberlands, 13-3, pounded out 12 hits, with Roberto Prado supplying three of them. Landon Byron produced two hits, one of which was a dinger, and two runs batted in. Bryan Benz registered the team’s other RBI.

Mason Shinabery took the loss for the Foresters. The freshman hurler, 0-1, tossed the final three innings, permitting five hits and two runs, both unearned, while walking two.

Noah Gapp picked up the win for the Patriots, yielding the half-dozen Huntington hits while striking out 11 in 8.1 frames. Nicholas Purpera recorded the game’s final two outs to notch the save.