Clark bangs out five hits in 2nd game win as Foresters split

Donovan Clark had five hits in the second game to lead the Huntington University baseball team to a split of its doubleheader against host Goshen College on Saturday, April 13.

Clark, a senior, also scored three times as the Foresters beat the Maple Leafs, 8-4, after dropping the first contest, 3-2.

The Foresters, 20-10 overall and 14-5 in the Crossroads League, put solo tallies on the board in the first, third and fourth innings before putting up a three-spot in the fifth, then adding solo tallies again in the sixth and seventh innings.

Goshen reached HU started Caleb Landrum for a pair of runs in both the sixth and seventh innings, but Landrum still came away with the “W,” going seven innings and giving up nine hits, with three strikeouts.

Mason Shinbabery fired two innings of hitless relief.

Adam Roser and Daniel Lichty each had a pair of hits as HU managed 13 for the game. Austin Pritchard had a pair of runs batted in.

The Maple Leafs handed HU hurler Alex McCutcheon his first loss of the season in the opener. The sophomore pitched a complete game and only gave up four hits, but one was a home run. He struck out 13 batters and only walked one.

The Foresters only got five hits, with Roser having two of those.