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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

March 14, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its 2017-18 Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athletes and among the list are HU senior Hailey Krewald (West Bend, WI, West Bend East HS) and juniors Casey Morton (Granger, IN, Penn HS) and Maddie Richer (Wauseon, OH, Wauseon HS).

These Foresters are three of 278 NAIA Division II women’s basketball student-athletes named to the list. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

Sports Update

March 13, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on Sports Update Posted By: Athletics

Today’s baseball game has been canceled and today’s softball game has been postponed to this Thursday at 3pm and 5pm.

This Week in Forester Spring Sports

March 12, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in Forester Spring Sports Posted By: Athletics

HOME:
Tues. Mar. 13 – Baseball vs IU-Kokomo @ 4:30 PM
Tues. Mar. 13 – Softball vs Indiana Wesleyan University @ 3:00 PM
Fri-Sat. Mar. 16-17 – M. Golf, Huntington Univ. Invite @ Sultans Run, Jasper, IN @ 12PM/9:30AM

AWAY:
Fri. Mar. 16 – Baseball @ Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ. (OH) @ 2:00 PM
Fri. Mar. 16 – Softball @ Goshen College @ 3:00 PM

Go Foresters!!

SOFTBALL

March 12, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on SOFTBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It was a friendly neighborhood rivalry Saturday afternoon at Spartan Field where Manchester University downed the HU softball team twice, 5-6, 11-10, in a non-conference doubleheader.

Game one came down to the last frame. Down to their last three outs, the Foresters stepped up to the plate trailing 5-3 but it didn’t take long for the visitors to make up that difference. After Paige Eichelberger led off with a double to right, Abby Keaffaber launched one over the left field fence to knot things up at 5s. It was the New Castle native’s second career dinger.

Spartan pitcher Madisyn Walter worked three straight outs after that to send the game to the bottom of the seventh where, with bases loaded, Alexis Mokos posted a walk-off single for the win much to the chagrin of Gower and crew.

Leading up to the seven-inning finale, HU scattered runs in the first, second and fifth frames. Huntington’s first run came by way of Eichelberger’s RBI-ground out after which Casey Lehman doubled in a run in the second and Joelle Beals drove in Eichelberger with a single to third three frames later.

Keaffaber claimed two of HU’s nine hits to go along with two RBI. Lehman and Eichelberger each picked up a pair of hits and an RBI while Kennedy Krull also registered two base pokes on the day.

The Foresters’ defense got them into some of trouble as they committed three errors which led to two unearned runs in a game that saw the Spartans score in five of their seven at bats. The W is Manchester’s first of 2018.

Mallory West took the loss for HU. She tossed the first four innings and then took to the circle again in the seventh giving up nine hits, five runs and two walks while striking out three.

There was no shortage of offense in the nightcap and just like the opener, it came down to the wire. This time is was Mallorie Jennings’ sacrifice fly that brought an abrupt ending to the game. The Spartans scored four runs in the final two frames to turn their three-run deficit of 11-8 after five into their second victory of the day.

Manchester put points on the board in every inning but the fifth. They hammered out 18 hits and took advantage of four HU errors to the tune of three unearned runs. The Spartans collected three long balls, two at the bat of Laurren Ladwig.

Gower’s crew tallied more than half their runs in the second. HU batted around and in the process, Lehman and Sophia Beachy each doubled in a pair of runs while Eichelberger also knocked in two runs with a singled up the middle for a six-run frame.

Beachy picked up her first of three RBI in the first on a groundout. Manchester was nearly as active through the first two innings by logging five runs and then pulled within one, 7-6, by the third.

The next three frames were a wash as each team touched home four times for an 11-10 ball game. Huntington’s offense came by way of Beals’ two-run double in the fifth while the final two runs were scored on back-to-back throwing errors in the sixth.

It was all Manchester after that as the Spartans’ tying run in the seventh came compliments of their third homer – this one by Sydney Thompson. Three batters later Jennings capped off the comeback with her game-winning sacrifice fly.

Beachy registered a pair of base knocks and logged three RBI. Beals and Eichelberger also finished with two hits to go along with two RBI. Ashley Brown and Karley Blankenship rounded out five Foresters who posted two hits in the nightcap.

West was tagged with her second loss on the day. She tossed four frames and gave up eight hits and six runs, three of which were earned.

HU (1-5) now turns its attention to league play. They open up at home against Indiana Wesleyan on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.

BASEBALL

March 12, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It was a friendly neighborhood rivalry Saturday afternoon at Spartan Field where Manchester University downed the HU softball team twice, 5-6, 11-10, in a non-conference doubleheader.

Game one came down to the last frame. Down to their last three outs, the Foresters stepped up to the plate trailing 5-3 but it didn’t take long for the visitors to make up that difference. After Paige Eichelberger led off with a double to right, Abby Keaffaber launched one over the left field fence to knot things up at 5s. It was the New Castle native’s second career dinger.

Spartan pitcher Madisyn Walter worked three straight outs after that to send the game to the bottom of the seventh where, with bases loaded, Alexis Mokos posted a walk-off single for the win much to the chagrin of Gower and crew.

Leading up to the seven-inning finale, HU scattered runs in the first, second and fifth frames. Huntington’s first run came by way of Eichelberger’s RBI-ground out after which Casey Lehman doubled in a run in the second and Joelle Beals drove in Eichelberger with a single to third three frames later.

Keaffaber claimed two of HU’s nine hits to go along with two RBI. Lehman and Eichelberger each picked up a pair of hits and an RBI while Kennedy Krull also registered two base pokes on the day.

The Foresters’ defense got them into some of trouble as they committed three errors which led to two unearned runs in a game that saw the Spartans score in five of their seven at bats. The W is Manchester’s first of 2018.

Mallory West took the loss for HU. She tossed the first four innings and then took to the circle again in the seventh giving up nine hits, five runs and two walks while striking out three.

There was no shortage of offense in the nightcap and just like the opener, it came down to the wire. This time is was Mallorie Jennings’ sacrifice fly that brought an abrupt ending to the game. The Spartans scored four runs in the final two frames to turn their three-run deficit of 11-8 after five into their second victory of the day.

Manchester put points on the board in every inning but the fifth. They hammered out 18 hits and took advantage of four HU errors to the tune of three unearned runs. The Spartans collected three long balls, two at the bat of Laurren Ladwig.

Gower’s crew tallied more than half their runs in the second. HU batted around and in the process, Lehman and Sophia Beachy each doubled in a pair of runs while Eichelberger also knocked in two runs with a singled up the middle for a six-run frame.

Beachy picked up her first of three RBI in the first on a groundout. Manchester was nearly as active through the first two innings by logging five runs and then pulled within one, 7-6, by the third.

The next three frames were a wash as each team touched home four times for an 11-10 ball game. Huntington’s offense came by way of Beals’ two-run double in the fifth while the final two runs were scored on back-to-back throwing errors in the sixth.

It was all Manchester after that as the Spartans’ tying run in the seventh came compliments of their third homer – this one by Sydney Thompson. Three batters later Jennings capped off the comeback with her game-winning sacrifice fly.

Beachy registered a pair of base knocks and logged three RBI. Beals and Eichelberger also finished with two hits to go along with two RBI. Amber Brown and Karley Blankenship rounded out five Foresters who posted two hits in the nightcap.

West was tagged with her second loss on the day. She tossed four frames and gave up eight hits and six runs, three of which were earned.

HU (1-5) now turns its attention to league play. They open up at home against Indiana Wesleyan on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.

BASEBALL

March 12, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team didn’t fare so well on day two of the Clayton Pfeiffer Memorial Classic as they dropped a pair of games to wrap up the weekend 1-3. Against host Missouri Baptist, Huntington suffered a 7-1 loss after which the Foresters were on the wrong end of an 8-6 decision with the College of the Ozarks.

Against the Spartans, Huntington’s only offense came in the fourth on a Donovan Clark sacrifice fly that drove in Jake Hansen who had picked up his second hit of the day just a few batters earlier.

It was a pivotal fourth as MBU plated four runs in their half of the frame. Not only did it extend their lead to six at 7-1, it also proved the last time either team would score as the final three innings featured just one hit by each squad for a rather uneventful finish.

Prior to the fourth, the hosts scored once in the first and twice in the third for a 3-0 lead before they blew it open in the fourth.

It wasn’t the cleanest of games. Between the two teams, they committed six errors but it was HU’s two blunders that came at a cost – two unearned runs.

In addition to Hansen posting two hits, Nick Davit also finished with a pair as the duo accounted for all but two of their team’s six hits.

DJ Moore was charged with the loss. He went the distance to give up six hits, seven runs and three walks while striking out five.

After a short break, the Foresters took to the field again to face the College of the Ozarks hoping for a second W against the Bobcats in less than 24 hours but unfortunately, it wasn’t to be.

The first three frames didn’t produce any runs for either team but the sticks heated up in the fourth. HU struck for four runs in their at bat. Lichty singled into right field to drive in his team’s first run. Davit followed suit with a base knock to the same area on either side of sacrifice flies by Perez and Hansen for the 4-0 lead.

The Cats closed the gap to just one in their half of the inning. Coach Frame’s crew stayed the course to add what they hoped were two insurance runs. Jamar Weaver’s run-scoring shot up the middle in the fifth upped the lead to 5-3 after which back-to-back doubles by Adam Roser and Clark in the sixth stretched the advantage to three at 6-3.

But as it was, Ozarks pieced together five hits on the way to finding home just as many times in the bottom of the sixth to turn the tables and establish their first lead that proved permanent.

The Foresters sent three pitchers to the hill with Tarrin Beachy stepping in on relief in the sixth where he gave up three hits and two runs to be tagged with the loss.

Offensively, HU outhit their opponent 12-11. Clark and Lichty each went 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in a run. Weaver and Roser collected two hits apiece.

Huntington heads into their home opener against IU Kokomo on Tuesday, with a record of 2-12.

BASEBALL

March 12, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington baseball team, playing on Spartan Field in St. Louis this weekend, split on day one of the Clayton Pfeiffer Memorial Classic. Up against host Missouri Baptist on Friday, the Spartans exploded for five runs in the fifth to run away with an 8-3 win over HU after which the Foresters turned around and blew out the College of the Ozarks 13-4.

It was all tied up 3-3 leading up to the Spartans’ big frame where they hammered out five of their 11 hits to blow the game open to which Frame’s crew had no answer. It was a 1-2-3 sixth and seventh for the Foresters for a quiet bowing out by the visitors.

The first four innings were a different story as Huntington played even with their hosts. MBU, ranked 6th nationally to start the season, struck first in the opening frame for an early 1-0 advantage. After a quiet second, HU got on the board in the third with a pair of runs. Tyler Zimske was hit by a pitch and eventually came around to score when Dan Lichty found a hole on the right side of the field for an RBI-single.

Adam Roser, who reached base on an infield single, scored Huntington’s second run of the frame on Jamar Weaver’s fielder’s choice to take what proved a short-lived 2-1 advantage as the Spartans matched that in their half of the third to reclaim the lead at 3-2.

Zimske forced the above-mentioned 3-3 tie by doubling in Nick Davit in the top of the fourth before Missouri Baptists’ score fest in the fifth that eventually resulted in their tenth win of the season.

Lichty claimed two of HU’s six hits to go along with an RBI to pace his team offensively.

Mason Shinabery took the loss on the bump. In five innings of work, he gave up 11 hits and eight runs while striking out five before Alex McCutcheon tossed a hitless, scoreless inning of relief.

In game two, Connor West picked up his first win of the year by giving up seven hits, two runs and three base on balls while striking out four in six innings on the hill against Ozarks in a game where Huntington’s bats came alive.

The Foresters more than matched their run total from earlier in day in the opening frame against the Bobcats by plating four runs highlighted by Adrian Perez’s three-run blast, his second dinger of the season.

Lichty’s RBI-single preceded Perez’s homer to get HU off on the right foot. The Cats (16-7) got two back in the second but it would make little difference after Huntington’s next at bat where they put the game out of reach with five runs.

It was another mighty swing, this time at the bat of Davit, that was the talk of the frame. After Weaver drove in Donovan Clark with a run-scoring base poke, Davit send one long with bases loaded for the rare grand slam to make for a 9-2 ball game after three.

The Foresters tacked on four more runs in the sixth on timely hitting for their second game of scoring double-digit runs. Clark touched home for the third time of the contest on a Bobcat error after which Lichty also scored his third run of the game by way of a wild pitch. Perez wrapped up HU’s scoring with a two-run single down the left field line in a frame where HU pounded out four hits.

Ozarks added two more runs in the seventh to their total but it was too little, too late as Huntington wrapped up the win to improve to 2-10 on the year.

Perez finished 2-for-4 at the plate and posted five RBI to lead Huntington. Davit and Weaver also collected a pair of hits and drove in four and one run respectively as the trio accounted for six of their team’s nine hits.

Huntington will face the same opponents tomorrow but in reverse order. They will open up play against College of the Ozarks at 10:00 a.m. CST before squaring off with Missouri Baptist at 12:30 p.m. CST.

This Week in Spring Sports

March 5, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in Spring Sports Posted By: Athletics

HOME:
Tues. Mar. 6 – Baseball vs Missouri Baptist @ 2PM

AWAY:
Thurs.-Sun. Mar. 8-11 – Bowling, USBC Collegiate Sectionals @ Smyrna, TN
Fri.-Sat. Mar. 9-10 – Baseball vs College of the Ozarks @ Missouri Baptist (MO) @ 12:30PM/12:30PM

Go Foresters!!

SOFTBALL

March 5, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on SOFTBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Sophomore Casey Lehman’s walk-off double propelled the HU softball team to its first win Friday afternoon over one of the nation’s best in the University of Rio Grande (7-5) at Grand Park. Lehman’s heroics drove in Audra Klopfenstein in the bottom of the seventh in the nightcap for a 5-4 win over the #23 RedStorm.

All the action happened in the latter part of the contest with HU plating the game’s first run in the bottom of the fifth when Karley Blankenship, after singling to left, eventually found her way home on Marty Harris’ misplaced grounder.

Timely hitting by Rio Grande in the top of the sixth along with a wild pitch and passed ball allowed the visitors to score three runs and surge ahead 3-1. Not to be outdone, Gower’s crew matched that effort with three hits while taking advantage of another misplayed grounder to reclaim the lead at 4-3.

The RedStorm error allowed Lehman, who started things off with a single up the middle, to touch home. Shortly after Joelle Beals knocked in Sophia Beachy with a base poke to left after which Blankenship’s sacrifice fly drove in the final run of the sixth.

The chess match continued in the seventh. Rio Grande’s Carly Skeese led off with a triple and wasted little time scampering home on a wild pitch to knot things up a 4-4 before Lehman claimed checkmate with her game-winning shot to right center.

Meghan Fretz, in her college debut on the mound, went the distance for the win. The rookie hurler gave up just six hits, four runs and a walk.

Behind Lehman’s pair of hits and RBI, HU finished with nine hits. Klopfenstein also finished with two base pokes.

The opener wasn’t quite so friendly for the Foresters. Gower’s squad managed just three hits to the RedStorm’s ten and committed three errors to the tune of three unearned runs to suffer a 4-2 loss to their visitors.

Rio Grande wasted little time taking control of the game by cashing in on three hits and taking advantage of HU’s first miscue in the top of the first for two quick runs and what proved to be a permanent lead.

Huntington got one back in the fourth on Beachy’s RBI-fielder’s choice but URG extended their lead back to two with a run in their next at bat. Both teams found home in the seventh, HU’s on Joelle Beals’ two-out run-scoring three-bagger. It was an anti-climactic ending as the RedStorm worked the final out to make for the 4-2 final.

In addition to Beals’ triple, her second of the year, Lehman and Beachy accounted for HU’s other two hits.

Mallory West took the loss for Huntington. She tossed all seven frames and gave up ten hits, four runs, only one of which was earned, and two walks while striking out five.

HU (1-4) now has over a week’s break before hosting Indiana Wesleyan on March 13.

BASEBALL

March 5, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

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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FORESTER LECTURE! April 24th

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.

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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 …

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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

**SPECIAL INVITATION FROM HU BASEBALL**

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 …

SOFTBALL

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 …

BASEBALL

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 …