HU gets split in home opener

In their first home doubleheader of the season, the Foresters (8-8) ran away with a 10-2 victory over St. Xavier University in game one, but they couldn't nail down the sweep dropping game two 4-3.

A run in the top of the third gave St. Xavier a 2-1 lead, but the Foresters put together a two-out five-run rally to take a commanding 6-2 lead in their half of the inning. With two down and runners on second and third, Korey Grow singled to center to score Austan Kas and Thad Frame. Levi Sell and Adam Farris combined back-to-back singles to push Grow across. Sell and Farris moved to second and third on a wild pitch and then Blake Hindsley singled to right to drive in Sell. Adam Culy then came up with an infield hit to score Farris for their fifth run of the inning. After a Keith Benbow walk, St. Xavier finally got Kas to fly out to left to stop the bleeding.

Josh Clark set the Cougars down in order in the fourth and then HU blew the game open with four more runs on four hits and four St. Xavier errors. Michael Dalton came on in relief of Clark in the fifth and threw three perfect innings to close out the win for the Foresters.

Grow scored two runs for HU and had two hits and a team-high three RBI in the game. Farris went 2-3 at the plate and added two RBI. Clark (2-3) recorded the win for the Foresters allowing two runs on five hits with three strikeouts and a walk in four innings of work. Dalton picked up the save.

In the second game, the Foresters got a run in each of their first three at-bats to take a 3-1 lead. St. Xavier plated two in the sixth to tie it and then combined a double, a single and a squeeze bunt to score the game-winner in the top of the eighth. The Foresters tried to answer in their at-bat and Frame got things off to a good start with an infield hit. Andy Janzen moved him to second on a fielder's choice, but Frame got no further.

Janzen led the Foresters at the plate with two hits and two RBI. Kas went 2-3 including a double and scored two runs for HU. Ryan Roth (1-3), who came on in relief of Drew Taylor, took the loss for HU. He gave up three runs on four hits and struck out two over the final three innings of play. 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director