After taking two from Goshen College on the road on Thursday, the Forester baseball
team (13-11, 6-2) came back to Forest Glen and dropped their first game 8-7 to the Maple Leafs before bouncing back to pick up the 7-6 win in the nightcap.
In game one, Goshen scored four runs on four hits in their first at-bats. The Foresters stayed within striking distance by plating three runs in the second but the Maple Leafs pounded out four more runs in the third and added another in the fifth to take the 8-3 lead. Andrew Drummond stirred up some excitement in the bottom of the fifth when he sent one over the right field fence for a two-run blast that pulled HU within three. The Foresters kept things interesting by scoring two more runs in the bottom of the seventh by taking advantage of two Goshen throwing errors but with the tying run on second, Frantz struck out swinging to end the game.
Ty Mills took the loss for HU, giving up seven runs on nine hits. Eric Schultz and Drummond each finished with two hits to lead the Foresters at the plate.
In the nightcap, the Foresters outhit the Maple Leafs 11-9 and took advantage of five Goshen errors to earn their sixth MCC win of the season.
The Foresters enjoyed a 2-0 lead through the first four innings of play before the Maple Leafs exploded for five runs in the top of the fifth to take the 5-2 advantage. The Foresters got two back in the sixth and added another in the seventh to tie things up and force extra innings.
Goshen edged ahead with a run in the top of the ninth but the Foresters weren't about to call it quits. Schultz doubled to left and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Goshen helped HU's cause by misplaying Christner's infield pop-up to put runners on first and third. Drummond then stepped up to the plate where he drilled one to right for a triple, giving plenty of time for Schultz and Christner to cross the plate and record the come-from-behind win.
Reliever Brian Kirschbaum picked up the win for HU. In four and a third innings he gave up three runs on five hits while striking out five. Harpring had three hits to lead the Foresters while Schultz, Drummond and Frantz each finished with two.