Huntington University’s baseball
team experienced two opposite ends of the spectrum this past weekend.
The Foresters struggled in a pair of losses at Campbellsville University on Friday before turning right around and sweeping the Tigers in a double dip on Saturday.
After falling 4-3 and 10-0, the green and white were 11-1 and 9-2 winners on Saturday to move their overall record to 3-5.
Ethan Tribolet hurled a two-hit gem to lead Huntington to a mercy-rule victory in Saturday’s opener. The former HN Viking only needed 82 pitches to strike out two in six innings of work. Tribolet (1-1) carried a shutout into the final frame before allowing a solo homerun.
The Foresters pounded out 15 hits in the game, getting three each from Eric Schultz and Andrew Drummond. Jamon Hammel, Jarod Hammel and Justin Branock all had two hits apiece. Drummond finished with three RBI.
The offense continued its torrid hitting in Saturday’s nightcap, as Huntington slugged 14 base knocks. Drummond stayed red-hot, racking up three more hits. Jarod Hammel went 3-for-4, and Adam Christner finished with two hits and three RBI.
Campbellsville aided the Foresters’ attack with six errors.
Ty Mills (1-1) scattered six hits 5 2-3 innings to notch the win.
HU fell 4-3 in 10 innings in Friday’s first game. Drummed belted three hits and Schultz had two knocks.
Campbellsville’s whipped Huntington 10-0 in Game 2, getting five innings of one-hit ball from Eric Mattos.
Submitted by Austan Kas, Herald Press