Huntington romps Olivet

Huntington, Ind. - The Forester softball team took the field Saturday afternoon and added two more wins to remain perfect on the season at 14-0 by defeating Olivet College 7-3, 9-0.

In game one, Marci McDougle went the distance on the mound to notch the win giving up three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out three. After spotting the Comets two runs, the Foresters went to work tying things up after an inning of play and then exploding for four runs in the bottom of the second to take a convincing 6-2 lead. Both teams added a run in the fifth as the Forester went on to win 7-3. Katie Bowers was perfect at the plate going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Aubrey Garner finished with two hits which included her fourth homer of the season and a double.

The Foresters dominated game two behind the throwing efforts of Molly Long who pitched a no-hitter striking out eight while giving up only one base on balls in five innings of play. Offensively, Huntington went 15-for-26, scoring at least one run in each of the first four innings to cruise to the 9-0 win. Katie Knous and Lindsay Shellabarger each went 3-for-3 at the plate. In addition to three runs scored and two RBI, Shellabarger added her name to the growing list of Foresters who have knocked one out of the park as did Brandi Gower who finished with two hits. Megan Smith and Taylor Amber added two hits and two RBI apiece.

HU returns to conference play on Tuesday when they travel to Bethel College for a doubleheader slated to begin at 3:00 p.m.
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