Foresters sweep Pilots

 Sparked by the return of injured starters Thad Frame and Keith Benbow, the Foresters (15-14, 4-6) picked up their first MCC sweep knocking off Bethel College 7-4 and 5-2.

Down 3-2 through five innings in the opener, HU struck back with five runs in the top of the sixth to put the game out of reach. The Foresters hit for the cycle in the inning with a pair of singles from Blake Hindsley and Brad Meyer, a RBI double by Andy Janzen, a RBI triple from Benbow and a two-run homerun off the bat of Levi Sell. The Pilots got one back in the bottom of the seventh, but the rally ended there.

Josh Clark evened his record at 4-4 with the win. He went six innings and gave up three runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts. Korey Grow, who came on in relief of Clark in the seventh, picked up the save. He gave up one hit and allowed one unearned run. The Foresters out-hit Bethel 12-6 with Janzen collecting three hits and driving in two runs to lead HU at the plate. Frame and Adam Culy each added two hits and a RBI.

In the nightcap, the Pilots took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth, but HU reclaimed the advantage with two in the fifth and then added an insurance run in both the sixth and seventh for the 5-2 victory.

Drew Taylor got the complete game win for the Foresters. He gave up two runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three. Grow was HU's top producer at the plate going 3-4 with a double and driving in two runs. Austan Kas and Janzen both added two singles.


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