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Foresters set for Bethel

FIELDING: Sophomore infielder Daniel Lichty has recorded 14 putouts for the Foresters this season.

by Eric Andrews - eandrews@h-ponline.com

The Huntington University baseball team will return to action this weekend for a three-game Crossroads League series against Bethel in Mishawaka, Indiana.

The Foresters currently hold a 9–6 record, including a 5–1 mark within the Crossroads League and are fresh off a three-game sweep over conference foe Spring Arbor on Monday and Tuesday.

Game one of the series ended in a dramatic 6–5 comeback walk-off for Huntington, as the Foresters tallied two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to steal the victory.

The second game was all Huntington, as the Foresters dominated from start to finish in an 8–0 rout of the Cougars.

The third and final game of the series was more along the lines of the first, as a back-and-forth contest ended in a 6–4 triumph for Huntington after the Foresters scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to take the lead and held off Spring Arbor the rest of the way.

Bethel, meanwhile, enters the series sporting a 5–9 record this spring, including a 3–3 mark in their Crossroads League competitions.

The Pilots were last in action on Monday and Tuesday with a three-game conference series at Goshen.

Bethel shut down the Maple Leafs in the series opener 3–0 on Monday before outlasting Goshen for a pair of eight-inning wins on Tuesday, defeating the Maple Leafs 9–6 and 10–7 to complete the three-game sweep.

In the Foresters and Pilots’ all-time series, Huntington holds a 27–18 advantage. The teams last faced off in a pair of games on April 21, 2018, with Bethel claiming game one 2–1 before a 3–0 shutout victory for the Foresters in game two.

First pitch for game one of the series is scheduled for 3 p.m. today, while tomorrow’s doubleheader is slated to begin at 1 p.m.