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Huntington baseball ready to round out conference series

LEAD: Senior designated hitter Adam Roser leads the Foresters with 10 runs batted in this season.

by Eric Andrews - eandrews@h-ponline.com

The Huntington University baseball team will wrap up its first home Crossroads League series of the season today with a pair of games against Spring Arbor. Although the games are designated as home games, the doubleheader will be played at Logansport High School in Logansport, Indiana, due to poor field conditions at Forest Glen Park.

The Foresters entered the series sporting a 6–6 record, including a 2–1 record within the Crossroads League.

Huntington’s last action before the Spring Arbor series came on March 11 in a conference doubleheader at No. 22 Taylor to conclude the teams’ three-game series. The Foresters and Trojans split the pair of contests, with Huntington shutting out Taylor 2–0 in game one before the Trojans responded with a convincing 5–1 win in the second outing.

Junior pitcher Alex McCutcheon went the distance in the game one victory, allowing just five hits in seven innings of work while striking out eight Taylor batters.

Junior first baseman Austin Pritchard and freshman shortstop Satchell Wilson recorded the only two runs batted in (RBIs) of the game to lift Huntington to the win.

Junior pitcher Mason Shinabery toed the rubber for the Foresters in the back end of the doubleheader and pitched five and one-third innings while giving up nine hits and four runs. Freshman pitcher Joey Butz tossed two and two-thirds innings of hitless baseball in relief.

Freshman Collin Landrum tallied Huntington’s only RBI of the game, scoring freshman outfielder Ryan Hale.

Spring Arbor came into this week’s series with an 8–15 overall record with a 1–2 Crossroads League mark.

The Cougars played on March 12, a 6–5 road loss to Siena Heights in Adrian, Michigan.

Entering this season, Huntington and Spring Arbor have faced off 51 times, with the Foresters holding a narrow 26–25 advantage.

Prior to this week’s series, the teams last dueled on May 1, 2018, with the Cougars escaping with a 10–8 win.

Huntington and Spring Arbor played the first game of the series on Monday afternoon, but results were not available as of The Herald-Press’s deadline.

First pitch for game one of today’s doubleheader is set for 11 a.m., with game two to follow.