HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Traveling to the campus of Huntington University, Goshen College softball held strong in game one, but fell victim to the Foresters' bats in the follow up for a 4-1, 1-9 split.
Behind starter Haly Williamson, the Maple Leaf defense held the Foresters at bay until pulling in the first run of the game at the top of the second.
Huntington, however, responded in the third with their own run for a 1-1 tie.
Goshen immediately answered back in the fourth inning as senior shortstop Amy Clem slammed her fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot.
Goshen would add another single run in the fifth as Williamson shut Huntington down. Williamson finished the day allowing just three hits and one run, while striking out nine. On the offensive end, both Clem and sophomore Leah Lehman went 2-for-3.
With this confidence boost behind them, the Leafs wasted no time jumping into game two with a run in the top of the first. However, Huntington was determined for revenge taking advantage of a shaky Leaf defense scoring on a passed ball, an error and a sacrifice fly ball.
Goshen managed to pull together their defense to put an end of Huntington's scoring streak, but two more runs slipped by the Leafs in the following two innings. The Foresters' offense proved too much for Goshen as Huntington rallied in the fifth to an early 9-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
In the heart of their conference battle, Goshen College now holds an MCC season record of 2-5-1 with an overall record of 6-18-1.
- By Brandon Long
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