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March 19, 2018 Sports News

The HU softball team upped its win streak over Bethel College (1-9, 0-2) to 16 straight with two dubs, 2-1, 11-0, Saturday afternoon at Gardner Field. Huntington remains perfect in league play having beaten Goshen twice yesterday as they improve to 5-5 overall, 4-0 in Crossroads League action.

Runs in the opener were few and far between. Huntington posted nine hits, six for extra bases, and used up four in the top of the second to plate both their runs. Karley Blankenship logged HU’s first hit, a two-bagger to left, after which Kennedy Krull followed suit, except to the opposite side of the field, to drive in Blankenship.

Krull then made her way to third by way of Marty Harris’ infield single and came around to score on Mallory West’s base poke to left for a 2-0 advantage after two. Mackenzie Orphanidis got one back for the Pilots in the fourth by blasting her second pitch over the center field fence for an otherwise dormant BC offense.

Aside from Orphanidis’ dinger, the Bethel managed just two hits. Only two baserunners ever made it past first base with HU’s pitching and solid defense to blame.

Lairen Miller spent the entire contest on the hill where she scattered three hits and a run for the complete-game win. She struck out seven and didn’t hand out any free passes while her teammates backed her up with error-free defense.

West and Blankenship each finished 2-for-3 at the plate to pace the Foresters offensively.

Gower’s crew found their swing in the nightcap by erupting for 11 runs while keeping the Pilots off the board for their first shutout of the season in a game cut short by two frames.

Pitching was again on point for the Foresters with Meghan Fretz picking up the win to improve to 3-0 on the season. She tossed the first three frames and gave up just one hit and four walks while striking out one after which West offered two innings of hitless scoreless relief.

Huntington opened up a 4-0 lead after two frames and then blew open the game in the third by batting around to the tune of six runs to set in motion the mercy rule after five. After three straight singles, Paige Eichelberger added a fourth to knock in the frame’s first run.

With bases still loaded, Ashley Brown earned an RBI by drawing a walk. Krull did too with a run-scoring single to second after which Sophia Beachy knocked in two with a shot to left. Casey Lehman wrapped things up with an RBI-ground out for the final run of the inning.

It was Lehman’s second RBI of the day with her first coming in the opening frame when she doubled in her team’s first run but Beachy was the big winner. In addition to her two-run single in the third, the rookie centerfielder ripped a triple in the second to collect two more RBI bringing her total to four on two hits.

HU hammered out 13 hits with four other Foresters, Joelle Beals, Keaffaber, Blankenship and Eichelberger, logging multiple hits.

The Foresters were again error-free in game two with the only blunder of the series committed by Bethel in the second. It came at a cost as it resulted in the day’s only unearned run.

HU will look to extend its four-game win streak to six on Tuesday when they road trip to #RV Taylor.

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20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: David E. Alexander

Our very own, Dr. John Noble will deliver the annual Faculty Forester Lecture on April 24th. Don’t miss it! Chapel Credit is available. Here are the details: Lecturer: Dr. John Noble, Assistant Professor of Bible and Religion, Huntington University Title: “Hagar: A Paradigm of Retribution and Redemption for the Alien.” …

Senior Showcase – This Saturday

19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Saturday, April 21. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Presenting selections from great American plays and musicals: GYPSY, LUCKY STIFF, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, RABBIT HOLE, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and more!

Senior Showcase – this Saturday

18 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

Don’t miss the Theatre Department’s Senior Showcase this Saturday, April 21 at 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Admission is FREE!!! Come support our graduating seniors as we celebrate their work over the years.


Campus Update

20 Apr 2018

The Spring Board of Trustees will take place on April 19 – 20 in different locations on campus. Dr. Emberton will provide an update to the campus community on Tuesday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. in Hiner Hall. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this session.

HU calendar events

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Margaret Pasko

If you can’t remember the date of events on campus, you can always check the HU calendar at www.huntington.edu/events.

Senior Showcase – this Saturday

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

What are you doing Saturday night? 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Program will last about 50 minutes, followed by a reception for our seniors in the MCA lobby Presenting selections from great American plays and musicals: GYPSY, LUCKY STIFF, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, RABBIT HOLE, A STREETCAR …


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.

Sports News


20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team is adding a very special player to its roster by “adopting” two-year old cancer patient Teddy Nix as part of the national Friends of Jaclyn program. Teddy will be signing his HU Letter of Intent on Thursday, April 26, at 5:45PM at Forest Glen Park. The …


20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU softball team split its twin bill with the Cougars of Spring Arbor (17-21, 11-15) Thursday afternoon at Cougar Field. After suffering a 6-3 loss in the opener, the Foresters bounced back with a 5-3 win in the nightcap. Gower’s crew split with SAU at home as well to …


19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team opened up its regular season series with #RV Taylor University (32-10, 12-5) Wednesday afternoon at Forest Glen with a 9-1 loss to the Trojans. The Foresters have struggled a bit as of late having lost four of its last six contests. Frame’s crew got off to …