HUNTINGTON, Ind. – It was a good year to be a Forester despite a spring season that never unfolded. HU athletes turned in epic performances in 2019-20. It's been undoubtably the most memorable year in Huntington University history.Check out the list of accomplishments that took place this fall and winter. Sit down, relax and grab a cup of coffee, you'll be reading for a while.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington University senior Sarah Fryman was indisputably one of the best players in the nation in 2019-2020 and earlier today it was officially documented by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with her designation as a First Team All-American.The 5-9 forward was one of ten NAIA Division II players to earn this distinguished honor. Fryman is just the third Forester in program history to receive an NAIA First Team All-American badge.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The NAIA has cancelled all remaining sporting events for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year, effective immediately. The national office made the announcement early Monday afternoon.The decision from the NAIA brings an end to all 2019-2020 seasons within the Crossroads League, which had previously announced on Friday that it would suspend all league sporting events until April 1.
SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – The Forester softball team kicked off league action Thursday afternoon with two road losses, 7-3, 5-1, at Spring Arbor. HU's record stands at 5-6 overall, 0-2 in CL play.Game one saw SAU (11-10, 3-1) jump out to a comfortable lead early on and then stave off their visitors the rest of the way. It was a 4-0 difference after three. The Foresters got two back in the top of the fourth when Kaela Robey clocked one off the left foul pole with high school teammate Jenessa Hasty on first for a two-run dinger. It's her second long ball this season.
AVON, Ohio – Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Crossroads League has announced that it is suspending all sporting events until April 1. The move is effective immediately.Each league institution will decide the best pathway for their student-athletes during this time.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Foresters dominated the 2020 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Awards as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) yesterday afternoon.The awards are voted on by USTFCCA member coaches based on performances at both the 202 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend and throughout the season leading up to that point.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Ty Platt, head coach of the men's basketball team, has announced his retirement, effective this spring. The announcement took place on Sunday, March 8, at the men's basketball annual end-of-the-year banquet, the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season and Platt's 29th year of coaching basketball."It has been an honor to be the head men's basketball coach at Huntington University the last 12 years," said Platt. "The opportunity to be involved in the lives of so many young men and have an impact on them as players and people is what makes coaching such a great profession. The countless relationships that I have had with assistant coaches, players, managers, athletic personnel, fans, supporters, alumni and community members is something I will always be grateful for and treasure for the rest of my life."
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – With league play just around the corner, the HU softball team picked up a pair of non-conference wins, 5-1, 11-3, against Manchester University Monday afternoon to move to 5-4 on the season.Meghan Fretz stole the show in game one by surrendering just two hits, a run and walk while striking out eight for the complete-game win. She needed just 82 pitches on her way to the W.
LOGANSPORT, Ind. - The HU baseball team wrapped up the regular season series sweep over Marian Monday afternoon at Logansport High School by outlasting their visitors 14-13 in a game that stretched to ten frames. The win bumps Huntington to 5-7 on the year, 3-0 in league play, while the Knights drop to 10-9 overall, 0-3 in CL action.The Foresters found themselves down 4-1 right off the bat and played catch up the rest of the way. While the hosts knotted things up twice, once in the third and then again in the ninth, never did they claim a lead until the tenth. While things looked bleak for Huntington several times, they never relented in their pursuit of touching home.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. – The Forester softball team headed south to the Bluegrass State for a pair of games at Georgetown College. HU came away with a lopsided 15-5 win over Montreat College (6-8) before being blanked, 4-0, bythe host Tigers.It was a slugfest against the Cavaliers with Gower's crew getting the better end of the deal. HU finished with 19 hits, five for extra bases, to Montreat's ten. Huntington was in control throughout the contest with a 7-5 difference in the second proving the closest MC would get.
LOGANSPORT, Ind. - The Huntington baseball team kicked off Crossroads League action on Saturday by topping Marian (10-8, 0-2) twice, 2-0, 4-2, at Logansport High School. With these wins, HU improves to 4-7 overall, 2-0 in league play. Alex McCutcheon was a man among boys. The senior southpaw tossed a complete-game one-hit shutout to earn the Foresters' first league win of the season. The only base poke he surrendered was a one-out single in the second, but he quickly righted his wrong by baiting the next batter into a double play. Only one Knight was left on base in the quick 75-minute affair.
BROOKINGS, S.D. – The HU women's indoor track and field team made history Saturday afternoon at Dakota State University's Sanford Jackrabbit Athlete Complex by clinching their first-ever NAIA National Indoor Championship title with 77 team points. Not only is it the program's first national title, it also proves the first NAIA national title of any HU athletic team."This was a HUGE meet for our track and field program but even more so for Huntington University and the city of Huntington," said Coach Joel Childs. "Our achievements today represent how much our school and community have invested in us and I am very thankful for it!"
NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The HU softball team suffered a pair of losses, 14-6, 10-5, to #RV IU Southeast Friday afternoon at Koetter Sports Softball Complex. The loss drops Huntington to 2-3 while the Grenadiers improve to 15-2-1.Game one had a twist that neither team could have anticipated. With the score knotted at 5-5 heading into the fifth, Kaela Robey cranked her first collegiate homer beyond the left field fence for a 6-5 advantage the Foresters were hoping would stick.
LOGANSPORT, Ind. – The HU baseball team got off to a fast start Tuesday afternoon at Logansport High School with a pair of runs in their first at bat but things went sideways after that as #9 Indiana Tech (8-2) found home eight times over the first two frames on the way 19-5 Forester loss.Ian McCutcheon opened up play with a double after which Daniel Lichty worked a walk to set the stage for Jarret Gray to single in HU's first run. The Foresters got a little help from the defense as an error allowed another run to cross home in the first. RBI-doubles by Alex McCutcheon and Langston Ginder in the third and fourth respectively and a Lichty run-scoring single in the seventh accounted for the rest of Huntington's scoring on the afternoon.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington University senior Sarah Fryman has been deemed the best player in the Crossroads League as voted on by the league coaches. Her title of 2020 Crossroads League Player of the Year was officially announced by the league office earlier today.Fryman joins a short list of Foresters to earn this prestigious award which includes Amy Bechtel in 1999 and Miranda Palmer in 2017.