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Frazee wins 1st HOL crown

It took an undefeated record, but the Frazee baseball team made history.

The Hornet baseball team needed to go undefeated in the Heart O'Lakes Conference to claim its first-ever HOL crown.

The Hornets clinched the banner last Tuesday, after they defeated Pelican Rapids twice.   

In the first game of the double header, Matt Brower threw his first shutout game of the year.  

"You could tell that Matt had his best stuff that day," said Frazee head coach Bryan Gillispie.  "He had great control and mixed up his pitches with great effectiveness."

Brower is among the state season leaders in strikeouts.  

Sophomore Hayden Hoskins had a great day at the plate, with two hard fought singles in the game.

In game two, the Hornets picked up where they left off.

They managed to score a 12-2 victory and force the 10-run rule an opponent for the first time all season.  

Matt Viste threw another gem, allowing only two runs.

Freshman standout Jordan Ketter had another incredible game, with five base hits.   

Sam Oelfke also performed well at the plate, and recorded three average-improving hits of his own.

These two wins finalized the conference schedule for the Hornets. Frazee finished the 2010 conference season with a perfect record of 9-0.  

The Hornets began their conference season by defeating second place Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in two close games.

DGF's only two conference losses were to the Hornets.

The Hornets started the Section 6-1A playoffs with a 5-3 win over the No. 4 seeded New York Mills Eagles.

Frazee will play at No. 1 Sebeka Thursday at 2 p.m. in the second round.