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Foresters cruise into CL finals with 21-1 win over Goshen

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UPLAND, Ind. – It was more like a football score than a baseball score for the top-seeded Forester baseball team as they cruised to a 21-1 win over 7th-seeded Goshen College Tuesday afternoon in semifinal action of the Crossroads League Tournament. The win sends HU to the finals of the tourney slated for tomorrow at noon at Taylor University’s Winterholter Field.

The win is Huntington’s largest margin of victory this season. The Foresters hammered out 18 hits while drawing a season-high 13 walks. Shea Beauchamp paced Huntington’s potent offense with a pair of dingers to bring his homerun total to 14 on the year. He collected five RBI in his two big swings in addition to scoring four times and posting a third hit, a single up the middle in the fifth.

The Foresters spent the first four frames building a 3-0 lead but it was the fifth that proved pivotal in the blowout. HU sent 15 batters to the plate where they sifted through four Goshen pitchers on the way to pounding out eight hits for 11 runs. Four different Foresters registered an RBI-base poke in the inning with Andy Roser posting a pair of run-scoring hits that accounted for three runs.

It was all over after that as HU went on to log seven more runs before the Maple Leafs finally scored with two outs in the ninth.

DJ Moore effectively shut down Goshen’s offense during his six innings on the mound. He worked his way out a pinch in the first and then again in the third to leave five Maple Leafs runners stranded. It set the tone as the he gave up just one hit after that to post some impressive numbers. He scattered three hits on the day and issued three base on balls while striking out six for the win. The sophomore hurler currently leads the league in wins with eight.  

Dalton Combs finished with four hits, two of which were doubles, and a walk and scored twice while driving in two runs. Jamar Weaver added three hits and scored twice. Tyler Zimske posted a hit and racked up three RBI. When all was said and done, ten different Foresters registered at least one hit and nine different Foresters logged at least one RBI.

The Foresters’ record stands at 32-11.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.