Foresters clinch postseason berth

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2009-04-25
 Huntington University head baseball coach, Mike Frame notched the 600th win of his coaching career with a 12-7 victory in the second game of a doubleheader against Indiana Wesleyan University. The Wildcats won game one 15-9. The victory also clinched an automatic berth for HU as the #3 seed in the six-team MCC Tournament that begins May 2.

In the opener, the Foresters held a brief 2-1 lead after two innings, but a six-run third gave Indiana Wesleyan what looked like a comfortable 8-2 lead. The two teams proceeded to trade several runs over the next few innings and ended with the score tied at nine apiece heading into the top of the sixth. The Wildcats plated four in the sixth and one more in the seventh, but this time HU 's offense couldn't find an answer.

Will Barone was the pitcher of record for the Foresters. He started the game and went 3 and 1/3 innings allowing nine runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out one. Eric Schultz and Andrew Drummond each had two hits in the game. Schultz's included a triple and Drummond's a homerun and two RBI.

Indiana Wesleyan was eyeing a sweep holding a 5-2 lead through 3 1/2 innings of play in game two, but the Foresters exploded for six runs in the fourth and added four more in the fifth to take command of the game. Drummond, who had drilled his second homerun of the day back in the first inning, went deep for the third time with a three-run shot in the fifth to put the game out of reach. He finished the contest with a game-high four RBI.

Anthony Roth picked up the win for HU. In four innings of work, he gave up five runs on 10 hits while striking out two.

With the split, the Foresters wrapped up the regular season with an overall record of 25-17 and a 16-8 record in the MCC.
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