Foresters pick up first win in sunshine state

Huntington, Ind. - After dropping a pair of games to the University of Rio Grande (11-4, 10-8) to open up play in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Forester baseball team (2-10) bounced back to pick up two wins against Grand View University.

Mitch Bowers threw a complete game five-hitter to lead the Foresters past the Vikings 4-0 on Monday afternoon. He fanned nine hitters without issuing a walk. As a team, HU combined for 10 hits and nabbed three stolen bases. Ethan Tribolet and Blake Ayers had two hits apiece to spearhead the offense. Marc Bowers, Eric Schultz, Jamon Hammel and Tribolet drove in runs.

Tuesday morning Tribolet pick up where Bowers left off, taking it to the Vikings for the team's second straight win, 3-1. He scattered eight hits over 5.2 innings, striking out two and allowing one run to notch his first win of the season. Brian Kirschbaum tossed the final 1.1 innings to pick up the save. Drew Adams went 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead the offense. Schultz and Chris Menzie added two hits apiece and Hammel had a double.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 173 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.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director