DePauw baseball scored nine in the bottom of the first of the nightcap against 10th-ranked Washington University on the way to an 11-1 victory which salvaged a split of Tuesday's doubleheader. The Bears won the first game, 9-4. DePauw is now 20-12 on the season. Washington is 23-6.
Six straight Tigers reached base in the first frame of game two, giving DePauw a 3-0 lead before Eric Reese and Chris Newman delivered two-out, two-run singles. Matt Kleine followed with a two-run double.
This gave David Morefield a 9-0 lead when he took the mound in the second. He improved to 1-0 with six innings of work. Andy Shields dropped to to 6-2 with the loss.
Sam Linnette's second inning single up the middle scored Matt Fritz and pushed DePauw's lead to 10-0. Washington added a run in the third with Zander Lehmann's RBI-double. DePauw scored the last run of the game in the sixth when pinch-hitter Jake Tri reached on a double then scored on Jeremy Dickinson's single.
Newman led the Tigers with three of their 13 hits, while Kleine and Reese each had two. The Bears totaled eight hits, with David Kramer and Eddy Hoering each collecting two.
In the opener, DePauw took a 1-0 lead in the first when Klein's single scored Dickinson. The Bears took the lead for good in the second with four runs as Lehmann drove in one with a bases-loaded single. Shields followed with a two-run double, and Hoering added an RBI single.
The Bears made it 5-1 in the fifth on Andy Webb's sacrifice fly, but DePauw countered in the bottom half of the inning when Kleine's groundout drove in Dickinson.
In the sixth, Washington's Arden Farhi and Webb each delivered RBI singles. Washington scored twice in the seventh, one on an error and another on a fielder's choice.
DePauw scored twice in the bottom of the seventh as Kleine scored Dickinson with a double, and Adam Ford drove in Newman on a groundout.
DePauw collected 10 hits, led by Dickinson's three and two each from Kleine and Reese. The Bears finished with 12 hits as Lehmann, Hoering and Remy Midkiff each had two. Brian Williams moved to 8-1, while Patrick Henry fell to 0-2.
DePauw returns to SCAC actions on Friday with a 3 p.m. game against Oglethorpe. The game opens a four-game weekend series.
|Washington||040 012 2 -- 9 12 1|
|DePauw||100 010 2 -- 4 10 2|
W -- Williams
L -- Henry
2B -- Shields, Hoering, Price (WU), Dickinson, Kleine (DPU)
|Washington||001 000 0 -- 1 8 2|
|DePauw||910 001 X -- 11 13 1|
W -- Morefield
L -- Shields
2B -- Lehmann (WU), C. Newman, Klein, Fritz, Reese (DPU)
Next game -- The Tigers open a four-game SCAC series with Oglethorpe with a 3 p.m. Friday game.