HC 3-5 on Trip South

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2005-03-25
 The Foresters picked up three wins against five losses on their trip south over spring break. On their first stop in Henderson, Tennessee, HC picked up a 2-1 win over Missouri Baptist behind a strong performance on the mound from Ryan Finn (1-0). In their second game of the day, the Foresters fell 7-4 to Freed Hardeman. Lack of execution in a few situations as well as too many bases given up on wild pitches and stolen bases led to HC's demise.

The Foresters then traveled on to Daytona Beach, Florida for the remainder of the week. On Monday, HC again spilt a pair of games. In the opener they fell 6-2 to Olivet Nazarene despite out-hitting the Tigers 10-7. In the nightcap, HC bounced back with a 10-5 win over West Virginia Wesleyan. Jason Rahn led HC with two hits and three RBI in the game, and Levi Sell (1-0) picked up the win with his six innings of work. On Tuesday, the Foresters faced NAIA 3rd-ranked Embry-Riddle and fell 14-0. The Eagles allowed HC just two hits in the shutout.

Following a day off, the Foresters had a rematch with Olivet Nazarene, but got similar results. HC committed four errors in the 6-1 loss. The Foresters then gave 22nd-ranked Rio Grande all they could handle. They banged out 17 hits to just nine for the Redmen and led 4-1 after four innings, but too many mistakes in the field and at the plate proved costly in the 10-7 loss. In their final game, Sell's solid showing on the mound led to the 3-1 victory over Capital. Sell, who picked up his second win of the week, shut out the Crusaders for six innings and allowed just one run in the top of the seventh before Jeremy Rodibaugh came on in relief to pick up the save. The Foresters are now 4-11 on the season.
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