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April 19, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Softball Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Freshman Karley Blankenship’s walk-off double in game one lifted the Forester softball team past #RV Taylor University 4-3 to hand the Trojans their sixth conference loss of the year but it was revenge in the nightcap as TU (28-13, 20-6) ran away with a 10-2 win to split the series with their hosts.

Setting the stage for Blankenship’s heroics was Abby Keaffaber’s two-out blooper into left for a single in the bottom of the seventh but it was Ashley Brown, pinch running for Keaffaber, who actually plated the game-winner as she made her way from first to home on Blankenship’s shot to the fence. The run was HU’s only earned run of the contest as they had a little help, four Taylor errors, in scoring their first three runs.

The Trojans jumped out to an early lead on back-to-back RBI-hits by Taylor Wilson and Alex Lovelace in the second for a 2-0 advantage but it was short-standing as the Foresters matched that in the third for a 2-2 stalemate. After consecutive TU errors to land runners on the corners, Camille Furrow picked up her team-leading 26th RBI of the year on a fielder’s choice after which Sabrina Bethel ripped one up the middle to plate the second run.

Natalie McGuire was the beneficiary of another Trojan botched play in the fourth to reach first, stole second and then came around to score on Casey Lehman’s double into deep left-center for a 3-2 nod. But it was Taylor’s turn to take advantage of an HU blunder that loaded the bases in the next frame after which Justice Carmichael found a hole in left-center to knock in the tying run at 3-3 before Blankenship’s game-ending blast.

Lairen Miller (11-8) picked up the complete-game win on the mound by giving up eight hits, three runs, two of which were earned, and two walks while striking out one.

HU finished with six hits with Blankenship collecting two of them.

The Trojans dominated game two as they scored twice in the first and added three more to their total in the second to open up a 5-1 lead. Both teams scored once in the fourth but then Taylor took over in the sixth to touch home four times. HU had no answer in their half of the frame to end things an inning short because of the eight-run rule.

Huntington had several opportunities to keep things close, especially in the middle innings, by landing runners on base but just couldn’t bring them in as they finished with seven hits and left just as many stranded. Miller drove in HU’s first run in the opening frame by doubling in Audra Klopfenstein who had logged her own two-bagger just prior.

Run two for the Foresters came by way of Amber Klopfenstein’s no out RBI-single with bases loaded in the fourth. It had all the makings of a big inning for Coach Gower’s crew as the bases remained loaded after Klopfenstein’s base poke but TU pitcher Hannah Robbins worked three straight outs much to the chagrin of the Foresters.

Miller and Bethel each finished with two hits to pace Huntington offensively.

Furrow took the loss for HU. She tossed the first 3.1 innings and gave up seven hits for six runs, four of which were earned.

The Foresters (20-16-1, 15-12) are back in action on Friday when they host Saint Francis at 4:00 p.m. in a make-up game from April 10.

Men’s Golf

April 19, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Men’s Golf Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester men’s golf team brought home an eighth place finish at the Ackerman-Allen Classic hosted by Taylor University on Monday at the Ackerman-Allen Golf Course in West Lafayette. After firing a 302 in their opening round to find themselves in sixth place, the Foresters slipped two spots after a posting a 310 in their final 18 holes to finish with a 36-over-par 612 for the one-day event.

Cale Carr paced Coach Sholund’s crew by turning in a three-over-par 147 (72, 75) for 15th place out of 59 golfers. Luis Estaban came in next for HU by carding a 151 (75, 76). Zak Cummings (78-78—156) and Zach Borntreger (77-81—158) shot within two strokes of each other to finish 43rd and 47th respectively. Rounding out Huntington’s scoring was Chandler Rang who put up an 85 each round to finish with a 170.

“We have been competitive for the last two events,” said Sholund. “We were in a solid position heading into round two today. The last six holes really hurt us in the standings, we were 11 over par in that span. The positive is that we put ourselves in a good position. If we continue to do that, we will get better at closing out rounds.”

Taylor claimed their own title with a 566 followed by Saint Francis (576), Indiana Wesleyan (579), Lawrence Tech (582), Parkland (592), St. Joseph’s (604), Spring Arbor (611), HU (612) and Purdue Northwest (616).

The Foresters now turn their attention to the Crossroads League Tournament slated for April 24-25.

It’s Almost Pizza Time!

April 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on It’s Almost Pizza Time! Posted By: Brianna Fish

The HU Bowling Team will be holding a fund raiser at Pizza Hut on Monday, April 24th from 5pm-8pm! Less than a week to go! The team earns $1.00 from every buffet dinner that is purchased along with all tips. Forester Bucks are now accepted! Come out and support HU Bowling! We can’t wait to see your smiling faces! Thank you in advance!

Cheer Spring Tryouts

April 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Cheer Spring Tryouts Posted By: Coach Allison Overfelt

Do you have cheer, dance, or gymnastic experience? Are you a male lifter or always wanted to give it a try? Have you always wanted to be a cheerleader in college? Come out for the HU Cheer Squad this Saturday, April 22nd from 10am-12pm. The tryouts take on an open gym format and you do not have to anything prepared before nor are there any tumbling requirements. There will be a stunt around, a chance to showcase your tumbling experience, and a cheer taught. The selections made at these spring tryouts will be the final ones for the upcoming season, as we will not have fall tryouts next season. We can’t wait to see all the future HU Cheerleader and Lifters on Saturday. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Coach Overfelt at aoverfelt@huntington.edu. Go Foresters!

Here’s what’s going on in the Forest the week of April 17th to April 22nd:

April 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Here’s what’s going on in the Forest the week of April 17th to April 22nd: Posted By: Sandy Marion

HOME:
TUES., APRIL 18 – SOFTBALL VS TAYLOR UNIVERSITY – 3:00 PM
WED., APRIL 19 – MEN’S TENNIS VS INDIANA TECH – 5:00 PM
FRI., APRIL 21 – SOFTBALL VS ST. FRANCIS – 4:00 PM
SAT., APRIL 22 – WOMEN’S TENNIS VS AQUINAS COLLEGE (MI) – 10:00 AM
SAT., APRIL 22 – SOFTBALL VS GOSHEN – 1:00 PM

AWAY:
Wed., April 19 – Baseball @ Grace College – 3:00 PM
Fri., April 21 – Baseball @ Taylor University – 6:00 PM
Fri-Sat., April 21-22 – Track – Indiana Little State @ Taylor Univ., Upland, IN – 4PM/11AM
Fri–Sat., April 21-22 – W. Golf – Rumble at the Rock @ Rock Hollow GC, Peru, IN 12PM/9AM
Sat., April 22 – Baseball @ Taylor University – 2:00 PM

Go Foresters!!

Weekend Results

April 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Weekend Results Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

SOFTBALL
FRIDAY – https://www.huntington.edu/news/foresters-knockoff-4-marian-6-5-in-nightcap
SATURDAY – https://www.huntington.edu/news/forester-softball-picks-up-two-road-wins-against-mount-vernon

BASEBALL – https://www.huntington.edu/news/hus-12-game-win-streak-ends-but-they-bounce-back-with-10-0-routing-of-maria

MEN’S GOLF – https://www.huntington.edu/news/forester-golf-takes-2nd-at-own-invitational

WOMEN’S GOLF – https://www.huntington.edu/news/hu-finishes-3rd-at-own-invitational

Baseball

April 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Baseball Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Two pitches into the game, Dalton Combs sent one out of the park to give the #RV HU baseball team a lead that would never be challenged on the way to 21-5 win over the Bethel College (17-15, 7-13) Pilots at Jenkins Stadium Monday afternoon.

Combs’ dinger was just the start of a scoring rampage as Andy Roser, later in the inning, blasted one over the center field fence with bases loaded for his first collegiate grand slam to give HU a 5-0 lead after their first at bat.

It was just the start as the second inning proved to be even more productive than the first. Huntington unleashed for ten runs on seven hits which included a three-run dinger by Mike Crowley to make for a 15-0 tilt. The Foresters tacked on three more runs before the Pilots finally posted two runs in the bottom of the fourth for an 18-2 ball game. Both teams scored three runs over the next three frames for the 21-5 final after seven compliments of the mercy rule.

The final numbers were impressive and served as HU’s most productive offensive outing of the year. Huntington sifted through six Pilot pitchers on the way to finishing 25-for-46 at the plate with 21 RBI. Thirteen different Foresters hammered out at least one hit with Combs leading the way. HU’s lead-off went 5-for-6, scored four times and tallied three RBI.

In addition to Andy Roser’s big dinger, he also logged an RBI-double to finish with two hits and five RBI. Shea Beauchamp and Adam Roser collected three hits apiece and scored three times each to go along with three and one RBI respectively. Huntington’s hit fest also featured four other Foresters adding two base pokes.

While HU’s offensive stole the show, pitching was also on point for Coach Frame’s crew. Connor West tossed the first five innings, giving up just four hits and two unearned runs while striking out four to pick up the win.

With this win, Huntington improves to 23-8 overall, 16-3 in league play. The Foresters hit the road again on Wednesday to take on Grace at 3:00 p.m.

Baseball

April 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Baseball Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Someone’s streak was coming to an end Thursday night and the #RV Huntington baseball team made sure it wasn’t theirs as they overpowered Marian University 11-5 at Forest Glen Park. With this win, the Foresters (21-7, 14-2) extend their win streak to 12 while the loss snaps MU’s eight-game streak.

The Foresters have proven they can hit the ball and tonight was a testament to that as they slugged out 17 hits to the Knights’ 11. Despite leaving 13 runners stranded, HU scored at least a run in each of the first six innings to score in double digits for the sixth time this season.

After Shea Beauchamp doubled in Huntington’s first run in the first, Jordan Jackson blasted the first of two homers over the left field fence with a runner on first to give the Knights their only lead of the night at 2-1 in the top of the second.

But Dylan Henricks made sure it was short-lived by matching Jackson’s two-run dinger with his own in HU’s half of the frame to reclaim the lead at 3-2. While starting pitcher Tanner Wyse held the visitors in check, the Foresters produced a run in each of the next three frames to grow the lead to 6-2 by way of a Mike Crowley RBI-double down the left field line, a feat he would replicate in the sixth, a Beauchamp run-scoring groundout and a Jamar Weaver RBI-single.

Marian got one back in the sixth to trim the lead to three but they would get no closer as HU exploded for five runs in the bottom of the inning. Crowley’s aforementioned double sparked the scoring frenzy after which five Foresters hammered out a single, with Andy Roser and Dalton Combs’ base pokes driving in one and two runs respectively.

The Knights scored twice more, once in the seventh and again in the eighth, but it wouldn’t be near enough as HU cruised to the victory.

Wyse, who entered the contest ranked 8th nationally in total runs allowed (11), tossed the first eight frames to improve to 5-1 on the year. The senior hurler gave up nine hits for five runs while striking out eight.

Offensively, Weaver went 4-for-5 at the plate. Combs, Beauchamp, Crowley and Henricks each cranked out at least two hits while collecting two RBI apiece. Andy Roser added a pair of hits as the sixth Foresters to log multiple hits. He also registered an RBI as did Adam Roser and Weaver.

The Foresters have a day off before hosting the Knights (19-15, 13-5) again on Saturday for a doubleheader at 2:00 p.m.

Bowling

April 13, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Bowling Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington University men’s bowling team traveled to Lexington, KY for the NAIA Invitational Team Championships to compete for a national championship. They entered the tourney as the #18-seed among the field of twenty teams but far out-bowled their ranking to finish in the Elite Eight.

“We have been working all season to get ready for this tournament and the guys were definitely ready,” said Head Coach Mike Shockey. “Saturday was the best I’ve seen the guys the bowl as a team all season and it was special to watch the guys fight and grind their way through the matches.”

The tournament started with 24 Baker games to determine seeding for the double elimination match play format. HU struggled during the qualifying session, earning a 17th-seed for match play with a total pin fall of 4,365 for a 181 per game average.

Huntington faced No. 16 Hastings College in the first round that extended to a fifth game with the Foresters edging past the Broncos 3-2 (161-138, 126-157, 174-189, 253-146, and 195-145). The win sent HU into the next round where they faced top-seeded St. Ambrose. The match went all five games with Huntington coming up short 3.5-1.5 (177-177, 171-168, 147-166, 175-189, and 181-226).

But HU came back with a vengeance to knock off the #1 team in the country in Robert Morris- Illinois and needed just four games to win the match 3-1 (179-146, 162-189, 171-169, and 193-170). Up against #7 Calumet College of St. Joseph in the round of eight, the Foresters narrowly missed pulling off another upset over a powerhouse bowling program but came up just short 3-2 (204-169, 194-225, 221-166, 203-246, and 189-208).

Freshman Thomas Gunter was honored at the end of the tournament by being named to the All-Tournament Team as voted on opposing coaches in each match. Gunter is the first HU bowler to earn this honor at the NAIA Invitational Team Championships.

“Thomas bowled really well all weekend long and was most certainly deserving of this award,” said Shockey. “Thomas had coaches, players, tournament staff and fans all complimenting him for how well he bowled and made the crucial shots when we needed them.”

The NAIA also honored several Foresters bowlers as Academic All-Americans. Congratulations to Shelby Price, Brianna Fish, Heidi Tucker, Joe Miller, Daniel Miller and Derek Beckler.

This Week in HU Sports

April 12, 2017 Sports Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion

HOME:
THURS-FRI., APRIL 13-14 – MEN’S GOLF, HU INVITE – BROOKWOOD GC, FT. WAYNE – 12PM/8AM
THURS-FRI., APRIL 13-14 – WOMEN’S GOLF, HU INVITE – BROOKWOOD GC, FT. WAYNE – 12PM/8AM
THURS., APRIL 13 – BASEBALL VS MARIAN UNIVERSITY – 4:30 PM
FRI., APRIL 14 – SOFTBALL VS MARIAN UNIVERSITY – 3:00 PM
SAT., APRIL 15 – BASEBALL VS MARIAN UNIVERSITY – 2:00 PM

AWAY:
Sat., April 15 – Softball @ Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ. – 1:00 PM

Go Foresters!!

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20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Layla bb Solms || Campus Ministries

INDICATE YOUR TOP 3 choices for small groups: Thursday after the Chapel service we will have selection papers with descriptions of each small group. Here’s a brief listing to get you thinking! REV. ARTHUR WILSON: Glory Days by Max Lucado DARYL SINGLETON: Becoming A Leader by Myles Munroe ANNA-KAY LEVY: …

BLOOD DRIVE — SEPTEMBER 20th

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

Huntington University will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Wednesday, September 20, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Habecker Dining Commons, upper level. Please consider donating to help areas that have been devastated by hurricanes in Texas and Florida.

ONE ISLAND — TWO SPRING BREAK TRIPS

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

If you missed the informational meeting last night but would like additional information on spring break opportunities, please contact Andrew Cherry (cherrya@huntington.edu) in the Campus Ministries Office in Livingston Hall.

General

December LSAT registration reminder!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Kate Brown

This is just a friendly reminder that, if you plan on taking the December LSAT (December 2, 2017), the deadline for registration is October 18, 2017. For more information, please see: https://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/test-dates-deadlines/2017-2018/us-canada-dec –The History and Political Science Department

Police Safety Tips

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Chief Justin Faw

This weeks Police Safety Tip is about parking. Please adhere to the parking guidelines in the Student Handbook. The Motor Vehicle and Parking Policy can be found starting on page 173 of the handbook. Also, remember to park your car facing the correct direction if parking on the street. You …

Forester Pep Band Needs YOU!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: HU Music Dept.

Foresters Pep Band Needs YOU~ Come and be part of the Foresters Pep Band. If you are looking for a reason to play your instrument that you have lying around since high school, come join the pep band! The first rehearsal will be this Thursday, September 21st at 5:30 in …

Student Activities

Between Earth and Sky Art Reception

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Jeanie Miller

The “Between Earth and Sky” art exhibition is open for your enjoyment in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts. “Between Earth and Sky” is a sculpture mixed media exhibition of recent works by Merrill Krabill. The exhibition will be open until October 12th. …

Commuter Pizza Lunch Today!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Jeniece Regan

We’re having our pizza party again! It will be held today, in Loew-Brenn 134 from noon until 1:30pm or when the pizza is gone. This time we are having pizza (there will be gluten free options) and ice cream. There will also be special guests present, such as Dr. Sherilyn …

Education Department Announcements

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Beth West

Student Teaching Orientation Registration Meeting: If you plan to student teach next academic year (fall 2018 or spring 2019), you must attend the student teacher orientation meeting TODAY, September 20, in the upstairs banquet room (C) of the dining commons. Two sessions will be offered – session 1 at 11:30 …

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Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Alpha Chi

The following students have achieved the highest academic honor on campus of being elected to the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, and will each be introduced in an Induction Ceremony at 11:11 am on Friday, Sept. 22, in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. …

December LSAT registration reminder!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Kate Brown

This is just a friendly reminder that, if you plan on taking the December LSAT (December 2, 2017), the deadline for registration is October 18, 2017. For more information, please see: https://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/test-dates-deadlines/2017-2018/us-canada-dec –The History and Political Science Department

Alpha Chi Induction

19 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Alpha chi

The following students have achieved the highest academic honor on campus of being elected to the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, and will each be introduced in an Induction Ceremony at 11:11 am on Friday, Sept. 22, in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. …

Administrative

Auditions for ALL MY SONS next Monday, September 25 – open to all HU students

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Theatre Department

HU’s next exciting production is the classic drama “All My Sons” written by the great American playwright, Arthur Miller. Auditions for the play are on Monday, September 25th at 8:30PM. This production will be directed by guest director, Adam Sahli. Auditions are open to all HU students. Please stop by …

Elective Chapel Credit for attending The Christians

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Theatre Department

DOPE states Dr. Alexander after viewing rehearsals… “The Christians” by Lucas Hnath runs September 21, 22 and 26 at 7:30PM and Sepember 23 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM in Zurcher auditorium. Elective chapel credit is being offered for attendance. Join the conversation and further exploration of themes presented in the play …

Ushers Needed

19 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Theater Department

Do you want to see The Christians for FREE? You have to opportunity to usher and watch the show at no charge! **Please be aware that we would need you to come in 45 minutes before the show starts. You would need to wear a white top and black dress …