Foresters to 11-1 in Crossroads League with sweep of SAU

The Huntington University baseball team recorded a sweep of host Spring Arbor University, winning 7-2 and 4-1 on Friday, April 13.

With the pair of victories, the Foresters improve to 13-13, 11-1 in Crossroads League play.

In the opening game, Huntington spotted its host a pair of runs in the first inning. The visitors then proceeded to knot the game in the third, take the lead with three runs in the fourth and cushion their advantage with two insurance tallies in the sixth.

Junior Adam Roser had the big bat for Huntington, producing three hits and as many runs batted in. Sophomore Donovan Clark notched two base pokes and scored three runs while senior Tyler Zimske and freshmen Daniel Lichty and Nick Davit each logged a hit and an RBI. Davit’s base poke was a home run, his fourth of the year.

The Foresters finished with 12 hits in support of starting pitcher Connor West. The junior tossed the first six innings, yielding five hits and two earned runs to secure the win, his fourth against two losses. He walked three and struck out nine.

West was spelled by senior Jamar Weaver, who pitched a hitless frame of relief.

Duncan Patterson took the loss for Spring Arbor, surrendering 10 hits and six earned runs in 5.1 innings.

The second contest saw Huntington score once in the first and three times in the third before Spring Arbor countered with what proved to be its lone run of the game in the seventh.

The Foresters were led at the plate by Clark, who smacked two hits and scored a pair of runs. Junior Jake Hansen produced a hit and an RBI while Davit and junior Adrian Perez each plated a runner.

Colton Punches tossed every inning of the nine-frame contest, permitting eight hits and the Cougars’ lone run, which was unearned. The senior, 3-1, also issued one walk and fanned four.

Sam Memmelaar suffered the defeat for Spring Arbor, which falls to 18-20, 9-8 in league action. The hurler gave up four hits and as many earned runs in six innings. He also walked five and struck out six.