Foresters take two from Bluffton

 The Foresters (8-21) used some timely hitting to take two games from Bluffton University 6-1 and 6-2.

With 16 strikeouts in game one, HU made the most of its other 11 at-bats to plate six runs. The Foresters got on the board first in the top of the third when Ashley Scally drew a two-out walk. Kaley Fode then drove one over the left field fence to give HU the 2-0 lead. In the fourth, the Foresters took advantage of three hits, two walks and a Beaver error to push four runs across. Bluffton got a run back in the bottom of the fourth, but Lauren Ward secured the win by shutting the Beaver offense down over the final three innings.

Ward finished the game with 12 strikeouts and allowed one run on three hits. Fode had a double to go along with her round-tripper and two RBI. Scally and Brittany Gower each added a hit and drove in two runs.

In game two, the Foresters jumped out to a 5-0 lead with a pair of runs in their first two at-bats and another in the third. Bluffton got two back in the bottom of the third, but couldn't put anything together the rest of the way. HU finished the scoring with one more in the top of the seventh.

Kendra Stahl picked up the win for HU. She went four innings and allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five. She also helped herself at the plate with a two-run shot to center in the second. April Snider went 3-4 at the plate and scored three runs to pace the Forester offense. Keri Badenhop added two hits and two RBI.


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