MESA, Ariz. – Opening day for the Huntington baseball team did not disappoint as they outlasted #23 Benedictine University at Mesa, 14-10, in a ten-inning thriller at Gene Autry Park.
After scoring eight runs through the first three frames, HU's bats went quiet for the next three before coming back to life to preserve the win. The Redhawks, on the other hand, saved most of their offensive firepower for the latter innings to eventually pull even with their guests 10-10 by the ninth sending the game to the Huntington-dominated extra frame.
Ian McCutcheon was the catalyst for his team's early 8-3 lead after three. His first three at-bats saw him drive in Badger Alumni Daniel Lichty, who opened the game with a triple, for the season's first run. He doubled in another run in the second and then brought in two more with a three-bagger in the third