HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Forester baseball team wrapped up its regular season on Saturday with a pair of losses to Spring Arbor University, 3-0, 3-1. With these losses, HU (11-23) falls into the No. 6 spot in the conference standings with a Crossroads record of 11-13.
The Cougars, second behind Taylor in league play, started off with a bang in the opener by scoring all three of their runs in their first at-bat. It proved to be the game’s only runs as the bats for both teams went dormant after that.
Blake Ayers and Bryce Anderson accounted for HU’s only two hits of the contest while SAU banged out six hits, four of which came in the first frame.
Cody Walters took the loss for HU, giving up six hits and three runs while striking out five.
The nightcap was a little more lively with the Cougars owning a slight 7-6 hitting advantage.
Spring Arbor took a 1-0 lead in the third but two innings later HU deadlocked things at 1-1 when Adam Christner doubled in Brock Gower who had singled to center two batter earlier. It was a short-lived tie as the Cougars responded with a two-run sixth inning that they were able to ride out for the win.
Christner and Jordan Klopfenstein each finished with a two hits to pace HU at the plate.
Kyle Zerfas was charged with the loss. In five innings on the mound, he gave up six hits, three runs and one walk while striking out four. Brian Kirschbaum worked two innings of scoreless relief.
The Foresters await the release of the conference tournament bracket. The tourney is slated to begin on Wednesday.