HU drops two to Tigers

 After knocking off 14th-ranked Campbellsville University on Thursday, the Foresters (2-4) came up short twice on Friday losing 11-8 and 5-1 to the Tigers (13-2).

In game one, Campbellsville had a 2-0 lead after three innings. In the top of the fourth, HU got on the board with a lead-off homerun from Alex Rinearson. Korey Grow followed that up with a double and then scored on an Adam Farris double. Levi Sell plated Farris with another double and Zach Crooks knocked in Sell with a sacrifice squeeze bunt to give the Foresters a 4-2 lead.

The two teams traded a run in their next at-bat, but then the Tigers blew the game open with eight runs in the bottom of the fifth. HU pulled back within three at 11-8 with three runs in the top of the sixth, but the rally ended there.

Josh Clark went four and two-thirds innings in the loss. He gave up seven runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out two. Austin Kas and Grow each had three hits to lead the Foresters. Grow also had a team-high two RBI.

In the nightcap, HU took advantage of two wild throws by the Tigers to take the early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but couldn't put together any of its own offense the rest of the game. Campbellsville's Jason Neufeld held the Foresters to two hits throughout the seven innings. The Tigers tied the score with a run in the third and added two in the fourth and sixth to put the game out of reach.

Eric Randel threw five innings in the loss. He gave up three runs on six hits and three walks. Jon Rolon and Kas recorded the only hits for HU.

"We probably played better in losing twice today, then we did winning yesterday," said Coach Frame. "Our middle relief let us down a little in the first game, but our pitching was solid in the second game. Offensively, we are starting to get more comfortable against good pitching. Overall I was pleased with the weekend."


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