FRANKLIN, Ind. (April 4, 2017) – The Franklin College baseball team scored all the runs it needed in the first inning of Tuesday afternoon's home game against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Hanover.
The Grizzlies tallied seven runs in the bottom of first and cruised to a 10-5 win.
Pitcher Jacob McMain worked three innings in relief to pick up the victory. He improved to 4-1.
Collectively, the Grizzlies had 11 hits, including a pair of doubles by shortstop Sam Claycamp, who was 3 of 5 at the plate with a run scored.
Center fielder Tommy Waites, designated hitter Mitch Schuman and second baseman Jordan Clark also belted doubles for Franklin. Schuman was 3 of 4 on the day with a run and a game-high three RBIs. Waites scored twice and drew a pair of walks. Clark drove in two runs and also drew two walks.
First baseman Frank Podkul was 1 of 4 with a run and two RBIs for Franklin.
With the win, the Grizzlies remain atop the HCAC standings with a 6-2 record in league play. They are 14-7 overall and have won five of their last six games.
Franklin returns to action at 4 p.m. Friday against visiting Defiance, the first game of a three-game series that concludes with a doubleheader on Saturday.