The baseball team suffered one loss Saturday, Feb. 4, against University of Colorado-Colorado Springs with a final score of 1- 11. But they did not let that lost stop them from destroying The Master’s University in a triple header.
The Royals fought hard the first game Saturday, Feb. 11, against the Mustangs, but persevered with a total score of 4 – 3. The hardest game yet for HIU was game two, played the next day, going into 14 innings however, they still managed to defeat them with a close sore of 2 – 1. Overall they ended with a last hurrah on Tuesday, Feb. 14, betting Masters 5 – 3.
“You got to try and make sure that everybody understands their roll and communicate with them and try to get everybody to embrace and be happy with the situation in front of them” said Erich Pfohl, the baseball coach with an interview in the www.hiuroyals.com.
This week baseball had their star pitcher George Castillo as athlete of the week because of his strikeouts per game averaging fifth in GSAC, and placed ninth in the fewest innings of any pitcher top 10 leader board for GSAC.
There next home game is Friday, Feb. 24, against Arizona Christian University at 6 p.m.
Softball starts off the session well with two wins against University of Antelope Valley betting them 13- 10 and 12- 0. Unfortunately the women have had two games canceled due to bad weather. But are anticipating a busy week ahead of them as they compete in the NAIA SoCal classics hosted by Biola. They started their first game yesterday, Feb. 15, losing to Southern Oregon University with a score of 1- 2.
Today, Feb.16, they will play against Embry-Riddle, Marymount California University, and Northwest Christian University and tomorrow, Feb. 17, they go up against University of British Columbia, Northwest University, and College of Idaho.
Once HIU ends the NAIA SoCal classics and two games with opponents Saint Katherine College, they will host their first home game at Fullerton College Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m.