The Foresters (19-18, 13-9) had trouble finding much of any offense as they dropped two games to the NAIA 6th-ranked Spring Arbor Cougars 1-0 and 11-1.
In the opener, pitching was the story as two All-Conference hurlers squared off. MCC Player of the Year, Jesse Bachman, shut out HU on five hits and four strikeouts. Drew Taylor, a 2007 All-Conference pitcher, kept the Cougar hitters off balance at the plate through five innings. With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Taylor hit Brad Baker, walked Eric Vojkofsky and then gave up a single to left, which scored Baker for the only run of the game.
Taylor finished the game allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out three. Korey Grow was the lone Forester with two hits in the game.
In game two, the Cougars owned a 2-1 lead through three innings then broke the game open with three runs in the fourth and five more in the fifth. An additional run in the sixth brought the game to an early close.
Spring Arbor out-hit the Foresters 11-3 and HU committed three errors in the game. Eric Randel took the loss for the Foresters. He went four innings and gave up 10 runs, seven earned, on nine hits and six walks while striking out one. Thad Frame had two the HU's three hits.