Foresters push Frame past 700-win mark in doubleheader sweep

Mike Frame.
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The Huntington University baseball team gave Head Coach Mike Frame his 700th win in the first game of a doubleheader sweep over host university of Saint Francis on Monday, March 31.

The Foresters, 8-16, beat up USF in the opener, 11-1, then held on for a 2-1 win in the nightcap to leave Frame at 701 victories for his 30-year career, against 602 losses.

The Foresters hammered out seven hits in a seven-run fifth inning in the opener to break open what had been a 1-1 game. Austin Drummond had two hits in the frame and TJ Landstrand smacked a three-run double as HU opened up an 8-1 lead and never looked back.

The big inning made a winner of Blake Hohlbein, who went the full seven innings and gave up just six hits and one earned run while striking out five and walking one.

HU rapped out 12 hits for the game, with Blake Ayers collecting three, and Drummond, Andy Roser and Avery Sneed each banging out two. Roser also had two RBI.

The Foresters pushed across the winning run in the top of the seventh in the nightcap to give John Ripke the complete game win. Ripke threw a six-hitter, giving up one earned run with six strikeouts and one walk.

Dylan Henricks had two of the Foresters' seven hits in the second tilt.