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Funkhouser commits to Huntington

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington University softball coach Doug Gower continues to add depth and talent to his 2016-17 roster with the signing of Hilltop High School standout Bailey Funkhouser.

The senior slugger wrapped up her career with a .426 batting average which included hitting .511 in her final campaign as a Cadet. She finished the season with 45 hits, 13 for extra bases, while scoring 50 runs and knocking in 27 more and for her efforts repeated as a First Team BBC honoree. She was also named First Team District 4 and All-Ohio Honorable Mention District 4 as a senior.

Other accomplishments accumulated over her prep career include pitching a perfect game as a sophomore while earning Second Team BBC accolades that same year. As a junior, Funkhouser was named her team’s defensive MVP and claimed All-District Honorable Mention honors for fieldling/pitching.

Funkhouser’s versatility and impact at HHS is well documented. In addition to leading her team in hitting last spring, she also boasted a perfect fielding percentage on the year having played multiple spots as a pitcher, outfielder and first baseman. She currently holds several single-season records including runs (50), stolen bases (32) and triples (9).

Pictured seated are father Stan, Bailey and mother Stacie. Standing are Hilltop Coach Tim Norris, HU Coach Doug Gower and Hilltop Coach Chris Lively.

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.