A native of Gilbert, Ariz., Frank began the week with a tune-up against Amherst in Dartmouth’s home opener on March 28. He was scheduled to throw just the first inning, retiring the side in order on just 10 pitches. When the Big Green took a 2-0 lead that it never relinquished in the bottom half, Frank was credited with his first collegiate victory.
But it was his performance at Princeton — the defending Ivy League champions — on Saturday that allowed him to earn the award. The southpaw held the Tigers hitless over the first six innings before being touched for a hit in the seventh. Frank threw 107 pitches in tossing 6.1 innings of one-hit ball, yielding two runs, one earned, while walking four and striking out a season-high five batters. He left the game with a 4-2 lead, and the Big Green tacked on four more runs in the top of the eighth to knock off Princeton, 8-2, for their lone victory during the first weekend of Ivy League play.
The opposition hit just .043 against Frank during the week as he compiled a 1.23 ERA.
Dartmouth puts its 25-game home winning streak on the line on Wednesday afternoon when it hosts Saint Anselm (10-14-1) at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park at 3:30 p.m. Fans can watch the game live through Big Green Insider on the official website of the athletics department, DartmouthSports.com with Wayne Young ’72 and Orli Kleiner ’12 calling the action.