HU drops two doubleheaders

 The Foresters traveled to Michigan for two doubleheaders over the weekend and dropped all four games with three of them one-run losses. On Friday, HU fell by identical 6-5 scores to Adrian College and on Saturday, the squad lost 2-1 and 12-4 to Spring Arbor University.

In the opener at Adrian, the Bulldogs scored one in the bottom of first, but the Foresters (3-13, 1-3) plated three in the top of the second and looked to be in control when they added two more in the third. Adrian came back with three in their half of the third and regained the lead at 6-5 with two in the fourth. The Bulldogs shut down any HU rally attempts over their final four at-bats to hand the Foresters the loss.

Mindi Ahl was 2-3 at the plate and had a team-leading three RBI in the game. Kendra Stahl went 1-2 with two RBI. Rebekah Gumbiner threw three innings in the loss for HU. She allowed five runs on five hits while striking out two and walking three.

In the nightcap, Adrian led 4-1 after an inning of play. HU got two back in the second, but the Bulldogs went back up 6-3 with two runs in the third. The Foresters rallied back within one in the fifth, but Adrian ended the threat there.

Stahl went the distance in the loss for HU. She gave up six runs on seven hits with two strike outs and five walks. Stahl also scored two runs for the Foresters and had two hits and one RBI.

In the first game at Spring Arbor, HU pushed across a run in the top of the first and held the 1-0 lead until the Cougars' pitcher Janna Klassen belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. Klassen then held off the Foresters in the top of the seventh to help herself to the win. Lauren Ward pitched a five-hitter and struck out six in the loss. Kaley Fode and Mindi Ahl led the Foresters with both collecting two hits in the game.

In game two, the Cougars' bats came alive as they pounded out 16 hits to just six for HU. The Foresters took a 3-0 lead in their first at-bat, but the lead was short-lived as Spring Arbor scored two in each of their first two at-bats. HU tied it up at 4-4 on a pinch-hit home run by Rebekah Gumbiner in the fourth, but again the Cougars responded. They plated four runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth to end the game early at 12-4.

Ashley Scally took the loss for the Foresters allowing 12 runs on 16 hits with one strike out and a walk. Scally was the lone Forester with two hits in the game.


Heather Barkley
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