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DePauw's top three hitters dominate Centre

Monday, March 31, 2008

DANVILLE, Ky. -- The 27th-ranked Tigers pounded out 17 hits including nine from the top three in the lineup on the way to a 20-5 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win at Centre on Sunday.

DePauw improved to 20-5 overall and 7-1 in the conference, while the Colonels dropped to 10-10 overall and 2-6 in the conference.

The Tigers scored three in the first and two in the third before Justin Weiner hammered a grand slam in the fifth and Ben Gardner followed with a solo shot to make it 10-0. Centre scored one in the fifth, but Eric Reese's triple in the fifth scored Jeremy Dickinson and Weiner's ground out-plated Weiner.

DePauw's top three in the order went 9-for-13 with nine runs scored, eight RBI and three homers. Weiner, Gardner and Kleine each had three hits, while Dickinson collected a pair. Weiner drove in six and scored four in the win and stole three bases. Kevin McGee led Centre with two of their seven hits.

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