DePauw splits with Oglethorpe

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Staff reports

DePauw defeated Oglethorpe, 10-6, but the Stormy Petrels came back with an 8-3 victory in the nightcap to get a split. The Tigers are 21-13 overall and 10-4 in the SCAC, while Oglethorpe is 9-27 overall and 4-9 in the conference.

Oglethorpe grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the opening game.

DePauw's Drew Holy hit a solo homer in the second and tied the game in the third after he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Jack Gavin lifted a sacrifice fly to center.

The Stormy Petrels regained the lead in the fourth on Andrew Llano's two-run single, but DePauw blew up in the bottom of the inning. DePauw scored three in the bottom half to take a 6-5 advantage as Chris Newman, Matt Kleine each had RBI singles and Holy added a sacrifice fly.

The Tigers extended its lead to 10-5 in the fifth when Eric Reese and Newman each drove in runs with singles before Jeremy Dickinson scored on an Oglethorpe error and Holy added a run-scoring single. Oglethorpe added one in the sixth on J.J. Rizzo's infield single.

In the nightcap, the Stormy Petrels took the lead in the first on Robert Pavelka's RBI single to left. They added one more in the third on Llano's groundout. In the fourth they piled on five more runs to take a 7-to-nothing lead. Matt Anderson and Llano each delivered two-run singles, while Pilger added an RBI single.

DePauw got on the board in the fourth on an error and scored two in the fifth on an RBI double from Sam Linette and a run-scoring single by Dickinson. Oglethorpe added one in the sixth as Pavelka drove in Pilger with a double.

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