Huntington, Ind.—Wauseon High School shortstop Aaron Klopfenstein, son of Rose and Tom Klopfenstein of Wauseon, Ohio, made his decision to play baseball for the Huntington College Foresters official recently, signing a letter of intent for the upcoming 2000-01 season.
In 23 games this season, Klopfenstein hit .398 with 23 RBI and was named an all-conference selection for the second straight year. He has a career batting average of .354 and holds the school record for hits in a year.
“We are thrilled that Aaron has decided to continue his education and play baseball at HC,” said Huntington College men’s baseball coach Mike Frame. “He has obviously had an outstanding high school career and we are looking forward to his impact on our team.”
Frame said he will test Klopfenstein at both shortstop and second base leading up to the season. Regardless of his position, though, Frame believes Klopfenstein’s speed, ability to swing the bat, and overall work ethic will provide a successful college career.
Huntington College is a member of the Mid-Central Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA), Division II. The Foresters finished 29-18 this season, capturing the MCC Tournament championship to earn a berth in the Region 8 tournament.
HC is a private, Christian liberal arts college located in Huntington, IN, with an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students. The Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for both men and women.
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