Foresters split a pair with IWU

 After giving up the lead late in game one to fall 8-2, the Foresters responded with a 7-1 win in the nightcap to earn the split with Indiana Wesleyan University.

In the first game, HU (9-10, 3-1) nursed a slim 2-1 lead through five innings, but couldn't make it stick. The Wildcats scored four times in the sixth and added three more in the seventh to put the game out of reach.

Keith Benbow, who came on in relief of starter Josh Clark, was the pitcher of record for HU. Six different players had one hit in the game for the Foresters. Brandon Moore recorded the win for IWU.

"We just were not very good in the first game," said Coach Frame. "Brandon Moore is a very good pitcher, but did not have good stuff tonight. He battled and got his team a win. "We just could not take advantage."

In the nightcap, Levi Sell was two outs away from a no-hitter when Indiana Wesleyan's Matt Harmon dropped in a one-out single to center to break it up. HU took the early lead with a run in the first. The Wildcats manufactured a run in the fourth on a walk, a two-base wild pitch and a sacrifice fly to tie the game. The Foresters answered with four in their half of the frame and then added one more in the fifth and sixth to seal the win.

Sell got the complete game victory, giving up one run on one hit and six walks while striking out five. Thad Frame had three hits including a double to lead HU's offense. Korey Grow and Benbow each drove in two runs.

"The second game we started to swing the bats better as the game went along," said Coach Frame. "Obviously, Levi was very good taking a no hitter into the 7th. We need some guys to step up on the mound for us, especially in relief. We can play a lot better than we did today and it needs to start soon."


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