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April 16, 2018 Sports News

The Huntington softball team claimed the regular season sweep over Bethel College Friday afternoon with a pair of wins, 8-0, 3-2, to improve to 17-12 overall, 12-7 in league play. HU’s other two wins over the Pilots (3-27, 2-20) came back on March 17. The Foresters have now logged 18 straight Ws over BC.

Game one was Huntington’s fifth shutout of the year and the third time they’ve mercy-ruled an opponent.

HU jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Audra Klopfenstein’s RBI-double in the second and Sophia Beachy’s run-scoring single in the third before piling on four more runs in the fifth. The Foresters loaded the bases early to set the stage for Paige Eichelberger to drive in a pair of runs with a single to right. Mallory West then roped a shot into left-center to knock in two more runs for a 6-0 advantage.

Clearly in command of the game, the Foresters went ahead and polished off their visitors an inning early with two more runs in the sixth for the 8-0 win, the 16th time the Pilots have been held scoreless this season.

Lairen Miller picked up the complete-game win by scattering six hits while striking out four.

Beachy was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with an RBI. Joelle Beals posted three hits while Eichelberger finished with two hits and two RBI. The threesome combined to score six of their team’s eight runs.

Good teams find a way to win and that’s exactly what happened in the nightcap. Heading into their last at bat down 2-0, the Foresters pieced together an impressive rally in the seventh for the come-from-behind win. West led off with a stand-up double to bring to life the HU hopefuls and force a pitching change.

Eichelberger took advantage of the new pitcher by drawing a walk to represent the tying run. Back-to-back clutch RBI-singles by Kennedy Krull and Karley Blankenship drew things even at 2-2 and then Beachy finished things off by dropping one into shallow left-center for a bloop walk-off single.

Meghan Fretz earned the win in the circle. She went the distance to give up two hits, two runs, only one of which was earned, and a walk while striking out three.

Huntington finished with nine hits with Beachy and Blankenship picking up two apiece to go along with an RBI. HU is back in action tomorrow to host Taylor at 1:00 PM.

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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 …