Pitching committee helps HU baseball team past Indiana Tech

The Huntington University baseball team threw nine pitchers at visiting Indiana Tech and the legion of hurlers came through for the Foresters, pitching them to a 4-2 win in a nine-inning game on Saturday, March 18.

A different pitcher took the mound for Huntington in each inning. Of those hurlers, five out of the first six held Indiana Tech hitless. While the Warriors’ bats were all but silenced during that timeframe, the Foresters pushed three runs across in the third inning and another in the fourth to build a 4-0 lead. Although the visitors had some success against Huntington’s Colton Punches in the seventh, banging out four hits for two earned runs, senior Mason Coy and sophomore Caleb Landrum ensured that was all the closer they got. Both hurlers yielded just a hit in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, with Landrum’s outing earning him a save, his third of the season.

Tyson Dietrich picked up the win for the Foresters, who improve to 7-5. The senior, 1-0, tossed the second inning, permitting no hits while striking out two.

Senior Shea Beauchamp supported Huntington’s hurlers with two hits and three runs batted in. Senior Michael Crowley also logged an RBI. Senior Dalton Combs and junior Jamar Weaver each contributed two base pokes to an eight-hit effort by the hosts.

Cody Kellar took the loss for Indiana Tech, 16-7, surrendering three base pokes and as many earned runs in 2.1 innings.

Glen McClain and Taylor Nychyk registered the Warriors’ RBIs. Shoma Sasaki produced a game-best three hits.