Foresters get another sweep

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2008-04-05
 The Foresters completed their second series sweep of the conference season with two more wins 10-5 and 15-5 over Goshen College.

HU got the bats going early in the opener with five hits leading to two runs in the bottom of the first. The two teams traded four runs over the next two innings, but the Foresters put the game out of reach with another run in the fourth and three more in the fifth.

HU's pitching staff got the job done by committee with four different players throwing at least one inning. Travis Frantz, who came on in relief of starter Adam Farris in the fourth, recorded his first win of the season. He threw two innings without giving up a hit, but he allowed one unearned run.

HU out-hit the Maple Leafs 15-4 for the game. Austan Kas was a perfect 3-3 at the plate and had a team-high three RBI to lead the Foresters. Edwin Rodriguez also chipped in three hits, two of which were doubles.

In the second game, Goshen plated two in the first, but HU answered with four runs including a three-run homerun by Farris in its half of the inning. The Foresters added three more in the second and a pair in the third to make it 9-2. The Maple Leafs got three back in the fourth, but HU put Goshen away with five runs in the fifth, including a second longball by Farris to lead off the inning. One more run in the bottom of the sixth brought the game to an early conclusion.

Avery Simonds notched his first win of the year for HU. He went three innings and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two. Kas remained perfect on the day with another 3-3 performance at the plate. He also scored three runs and drove in two. Farris led the team with four RBI.

With the two wins, the Foresters move to 16-7 on the season and 11-1 in the MCC.
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