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March 6, 2009

2009 Season - Vikings end baseball trip with 2-1 win over Rose Hulman

AUBURNDALE, Florida – Sophomore Vince Frede (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.) tossed a five hitter as Augustana defeated Rose Hulman 2-1 on Friday, March 6 in Auburndale, Florida. Frede’s masterpiece helped the Vikings finish a 10 game spring trip with an 8-2 record. He allowed just five hits with five strikeouts as Augustana rebounded from a 7-5 loss to the Engineers in the first game of a double header.

The Vikings struck first with a single run in the top of the fourth inning. John Wagle (Rock Island HS, Rock Island, Ill.) singled to center field to lead off and he went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Eric Izzo (Lockport HS, Lockport, Ill.). Wagle scored on a single to right field by Dave Hoffman (Cary Grove HS, Cary, Ill.). 

Rose Hulman tied the game with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Mark Ramos (United Township HS, East Moline, Ill.) provided the game winner in the top of the sixth inning when he homered to right field to lead off the inning.

Hoffman led Augustana with two hits.