Huntington University baseball coach Mike Frame announced that Westview High School 2009 graduate, Adam Christner, has committed to play baseball at for the Foresters this fall. The fleet footed centerfielder has been a starter since his freshman year and is 72 of 74 in stolen bases for his career. During his junior year he hit .408 with six doubles, four homeruns and 31 RBI. He has been named All-Northeast Corner Conference each of his first three high school seasons.
“We think Adam will make a dramatic impact for us beginning this fall,” says Coach Frame. “He has been an outstanding three sport athlete for Westview throughout his high school career. We think he will be a truly outstanding player in college as he focuses just on baseball. He can change the game with his speed both offensively and defensively. He is an honor student and just a tremendous young man. We are very happy he has chosen to continue his athletic career at Huntington University.”
Huntington University is a member of the Mid-Central College Conference (MCC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). On the baseball field HU has captured the MCC regular season championship or conference tournament championship 27 times in 48 years. In 2008 HU finished 32-14 which included their most recent MCC title. The Foresters have also had eight former players go on to careers in professional baseball, including Heath Luther with the Anaheim Angels in 2001 and Greg Slee with the Seattle Mariners in 2004.
Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college located in Huntington, IN, with an enrollment of approximately 1200 students. Athletically, HU competes in fourteen intercollegiate sports for both men and women.
Adam is the son of Steve and Jaynee Christner of Topeka, IN.