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IWU takes advantage of HU’s quiet bats to upset the Foresters 2-1

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MARION, Ind. – Pitching reigned supreme Monday night at Wildcat Field with Indiana Wesleyan University (23-26, 9-14) edging past the #24 HU baseball team 2-1 for the upset. The loss snaps the Foresters’ six-game win streak.

IWU pitchers Tim Olvaney and Johnny Rohde stifled Huntington at the plate by limiting their visitors to just six hits and one unearned run. The Foresters’ lone run came in the fifth with a little help from the Wesleyan defense. Shea Beauchamp singled into shallow left before eventually making his way home via a misplayed grounder.

One run is Huntington’s lowest scoring output in a league game this year as they entered the night averaging over eight runs per outing in Crossroads League action.

HU’s pitching staff, Conner West and Tarrin Beachy, scattered just three hits through nine innings but Indiana Wesleyan still found a way to touch home twice in their at bat to enjoy a 2-0 advantage that stood the test of time. West was charged with the loss. He tossed the first six innings and gave up three hits, two runs and three walks while striking out seven.  

The Foresters (27-9, 20-4) take a break from league play by traveling to Indiana Tech tomorrow for a nine-inning game against the Warriors at 6:00 p.m.

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.