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March 5, 2018 Sports News

The #RV HU baseball team headed south for a three-game series with #RV University of the Cumberlands (12-3) over the weekend and came up short in all three contests to drop to 0-9 on the year.

The Foresters were on the prowl for a come-from-behind win in Friday’s opener as they plated two runs in the top of the seventh to surge ahead 4-3 when Jamar Weaver came up with a clutch single to right center to drive in runners on second and third.

HU’s at bat was packed with potential as they loaded up the bases after Weaver’s base poke but couldn’t get any more runs across home plate. It was the Patriots turn after that and unfortunately the wheels fell off for the visitors as they committed two costly blunders, in addition to giving up a hit and base on balls, that Cumberlands converted for a pair of unearned runs and the 5-4 win.

The hosts blasted two shots over the fence for three runs in the bottom of the second for the early 3-0 lead. Tyler Zimske got one back for the Foresters with his own long ball in the third and then HU closed to within one three frames later on Adrian Perez’s RBI-fielder’s choice for a 3-2 ball game which set the stage for seventh inning drama.

Mason Shinabery tossed the first six innings and gave up six hits, three runs and two walks while striking out nine for the no decision. Tarrin Beachy was tagged with the loss after relieving Shinabery in the seventh where he gave up a hit, both unearned runs and a walk.

Huntington finished with nine hits. Adam Roser collected three of those hits while Jake Hansen and Losekamp added two apiece.

Neither team mustered much offense in game two but it was the Patriots who made the most of their opportunities for a 4-2 W. Huntington struck first in the top of the third when Brandon Webster, pinch running for Losekamp who opened up the frame with a walk, advanced from first to third on a wild throw and then stole home for the 1-0 lead.

Cumberlands tapped into three of their six hits in their next at bat to climb on top 2-1. Perez knotted things up at 2-2 in the top of the sixth with a sacrifice fly but the Patriots, once again, immediately responded with another two runs, this time on two hits, in their half of the frame for a 4-2 advantage that stood.

Huntington managed just two hits, Donovan Clark and Weaver each registering one, in a game that saw Frame’s crew draw five walks and strike out 12 times.

DJ Moore was tagged with the loss. He spent the first five innings in the circle and gave up four hits, two runs and a walk while striking out three.

Saturday’s only game was a pitcher’s duel. Huntington’s Connor West went the distance and gave up just one hit. However, it was a big one. Daniel Diaz sent his fifth pitch over the left field fence in the bottom of the second to log the game’s only run for a 1-0 decision favoring the Patriots. In addition to giving up one hit and one run, West also handed out five walks while logging four Ks.

Huntington scattered three hits but couldn’t string anything together to make for their scoreless day. Frame’s crew left nine runners stranded to Cumberlands’ three on a day of error-free baseball by both teams.

The Foresters’ home opener, a doubleheader with Missouri Baptist University, is scheduled for Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

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Peter and the Starcatcher closes this weekend

16 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

This weekend is your last chance to see this creative, fun and entertaining production. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. Catch Peter Pan before he grows up and flies away! March 16 at 7:30PM, March 17 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Purchase online at www.huntington.edu/mca/box-office or reserve at …

Peter and the Starcatcher runs this weekend

15 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

Haven’t seen “Peter and the Starcatcher” yet? Well…don’t let it fly by. This weekend is your last chance to see this creative, fun and entertaining production. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. March 15, 16 at 7:30PM, March 17 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Purchase online at www.huntington.edu/mca/box-office …

Higher Learning Commission Visit

9 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Cathy Trout

On Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13, five peer reviewers of the Higher Learning Commission will be on campus for Huntington University’s accreditation affirmation. There will be many meetings with various individuals and groups, as well as some open times for faculty, staff, and students to participate. The open …


Interesting Stats from IT Services

19 Mar 2018

IT Services staff work diligently to address faculty, staff, and student needs. Below are some statistics to give you an idea of how many requests for support we receive and how quickly we work to get the issues resolved. These are metrics we are continually looking to improve upon. A …

The Voice: Battle Rounds!

19 Mar 2018

The Blind Auditions for NBC’s The Voice are over and HU’s own Christiana Hicks (class of 2017) is officially #TeamAlicia! She will compete in the Battle Rounds, which start TONIGHT! That means that TONIGHT is a viewing party! Join us in the HUB at 8pm to cheer on Christiana! There …

Honors Lecture–Dr. Jeff Malanson, Longacre Recital Hall, Monday March 19, at 8 pm

19 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Todd Martin

Join us to hear Dr. Jeff Malanson, Asst Professor of History at IPFW, speak on his research on George Washington in his lecture “George Washington and the Power of Ideas.” He’ll be presenting on Monday March 19, 2018 at 8pm in the Longacre Recital Hall, Merillat Center for the Arts.


Expressions of Thanks

27 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Greg Smitley

Thank you for the flowers, cards, personal visits, thoughts and prayers for our family over the loss of my beloved father, Charles Smitley Your generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness have been a great encouragement. “The memory of the righteous will be a blessing…” Prov. 10:7

Princess and Superhero Academy

1 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Melanie Park

If you know a child who would love to be a princess or superhero for an afternoon, be sure to check out this fund raiser being sponsored by the Viking Volume show choir at Huntington North High School. See the flyer for more details including information for online registration.

Thanks for Your Expressions of Sympathy

18 Dec 2017 | Posted By: Karen Jones

I was sincerely blessed by the flowers, cards, and personal messages shared by the Huntington family after the loss of my father. Your actions reminded me of the importance of community and friendship during times of grief and crisis. Thank you for your expressions of love and sympathy.

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This Week in HU Sports

19 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Athletics

HOME: Thurs. Mar. 22 – Softball vs Indiana Tech @ 3:00 PM Sat. Mar. 24 – Baseball vs Grace College @ 1:00 PM Sat. Mar. 24 – Softball vs Spring Arbor University @ 1:00 PM AWAY: Mon. Mar. 19 – Baseball @ Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ. (OH) @ 2:00 PM …

2018 Plex Spring Break Hours

19 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Athletics

Friday March 23: 6am – 6pm Saturday March 24: 8am – 6pm Sunday March 25: Closed Monday March 26: 8am – 6pm Tuesday March 27: 8am – 6pm Wednesday March 28: 8am – 6pm Thursday March 29: 8am – 6pm Friday March 30: 8am – 6pm Saturday March 31: 8am …

HU Basketball Camp Set for June 18-21

19 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Athletics

The Huntington University men’s basketball team will host their 16th annual summer basketball camp June 18-21, 2018, at the Merillat Complex Platt Arena. Cost to attend camp is $75. Register and pay by June 1 and take $10 off! HU faculty/staff kids and grandkids will receive an additional $10 off! …