Clump scoring leads HU over Goshen on diamond

The Huntington University baseball team scored in clumps and wound up with an 18-10 win over host Goshen College on Friday, April 12.

The Foresters scored four runs in the second inning, eight in the sixth and six in the eighth for their entire run production, which upped their record to 19-9 on the season overall, 13-4 in the Crossroads League.

Jacob Hansen had three hits, including a home run and five runs batted in on the day. Austin Pritchard and Satchell Wilson also had three hits, and Adam Roser, Ian McCutcheon, Donovan Clark and Gustavo Bonilla also produced two.

Clark added three RBI, Andrew Natividad, McCutcheon and Matt Kunce each knocked in a pair.

The Foresters had their four runs up on  the board when Goshen started its scoring, plating one in the third and two each in the fourth and fifth to take a 5-4 lead. The Foresters put up their eight-spot in the sixth to take the margin to 12-5, but Goshen brought it to 12-9 with a four-run bottom of the frame. HU’s final clump in the eight pushed the lead to 18-9, and Goshen could only respond with a single tally in the eighth.

Brent Turner started on the mount for HU and went the first 3.1 innings, yielding three earned runs on three hits, with three strikeouts and seven walks. Gabe Freeman went the middle 2.1 innings and gave up two earned runs on five hits, with one walk. Mason Shinabery finished up the final 3.1 frames, yielding two earned runs on five hits, with six strikeouts and one walk.