2000 DePauw Baseball Archive
Geringer named honorable mention all-Mideast
DePauw sophomore outfielder Jason Geringer has earned all-Mideast honorable mention by the America Baseball Coaches Association. Geringer led the Tigers with a .400 batting average along with five homers and 40 RBI. Complete All-Mideast Team
Three Tigers named all-conference; seven named honorable mention all-conference
DePauw first baseman Javair Gillett, left fielder Jason Geringer and pitcher Daniel Mack have earned all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors in voting by the conference's 10 coaches. Earning honorable mention all-conference were Dan Jones, Jarret Hunt, Scott Hamer, John Holborow, Steve Spasojevich, Brad Heizman and Jason Lee.
DePauw eliminated from SCAC Championship
The Tigers spotted Oglethorpe six runs in the first and one more in the second on the way to losing 8-7 and being eliminated from the SCAC Championship. The Tigers battled back with four in the fourth and three in the fifth with the last three coming on Javair Gillett's three-run homer. Oglethorpe scored the go-ahead run in the fifth on three singles. The Tigers finish the season at 23-13. Box Score
Tigers drop SCAC Championship opening game
Millsaps broke open a 0-0 tie with one run in the sixth, three in the seventh and 10 in the eighth on the way to a 15-5 win over the Tigers in the first game of the SCAC Championship at the USA Baseball Stadium in Millington, Tenn. Steve Spasojevich led DePauw with three hits, while Jeff Bardonaro followed with a pair. Seven Majors had multiple-hit games led by Matt Yglesias with four and Chris Pool and Jason Parsley with three each. In all, Millsaps pounded out 19 hits. Chat Lenhart improved to 7-2, while Daniel Mack fell to 4-3. The Tigers play the loser of the Oglethorpe-Trinity game on Friday at noon. Box score and play-by-play. SCAC Championship Schedule
DePauw drops pair of heartbreakers at Washington
Host Washington University swept a doubleheader from the Tigers and in each game the Bears' Ryan Mason delivered a game-winning base hit. The Tigers lost game one 6-5 and dropped the nightcap 9-8. Game one box | Game two box | The losses leave the Tigers at 23-11 entering the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. DePauw opens play against Millsaps College on Thursday, April 27, at noon at the USA Baseball Stadium in Millington, Tenn.
Tigers rally to top Franklin, 8-3
DePauw came back twice at Franklin to defeat the Grizzlies 8-3. Franklin scored twice in the bottom of the second before DePauw knotted the score with two in the fifth. The Grizzlies regained the lead with a single run in the fifth, but DePauw scored three each in the seventh and ninth innings for the victory. Jason Geringer drove in two in each inning with a two-out single in the seventh and a two-run homer in the ninth. Geringer, Javair Gillett and Jeff Bardonaro each had two hits for DePauw. Nick Horvath, making his first career start, went the distance and allowed just two earned runs. The win lifts the Tigers' record to 23-9. Box score
Mack named SCAC Pitcher of the Week
DePauw sophomore right-hander Daniel Mack (Lexington, Ky.) has been named the SCAC Pitcher of the Week for games from April 11-16. Mack picked up a 12-0 win over Sewanee on April 15 and in the process, struck out a career-high 15 , while walking just two and allowing only four singles in the seven-inning complete game.
Tigers move up one spot in ABCA poll
DePauw has moved up one spot to seventh in the Mideast Region in the latest American Baseball Coaches Association Division III poll. Complete rankings
DePauw splits doubleheader with Sewanee
The Tigers won a slugfest in game one, 20-13, but fell in the nightcap 11-8 to visiting Sewanee. Steve Spasojevich led SCAC Eastern Division champion's 23-hit attack with a five-for-six performance including a solo homer in the fifth and Pat Creel picked up the win in relief. Dan Jones and John Holborow each had three hits for DePauw and Scott Hamer drove in four runs. Five Sewanee players had three hits apiece as all 18 starters in the game had at least one hit in the contest. Game one box score
Sewanee took the nightcap as they turned an 8-7 deficit into an 11-8 win with two in the sixth and one each in the eighth and ninth innings. Adam Tamburello led Sewanee with three hits and three RBI. Game two box score
Tigers sweep Sewanee to clinch SCAC East
The Tigers took a doubleheader from Sewanee at Walker Field by scores of 12-0 and 9-3 to improve to 21-8 overall and 10-2 in the SCAC. With the wins the Tigers have clinched the SCAC Eastern Division title and the division's top seed in the SCAC Championship to be held April 27-30.
In game one, Daniel Mack limited Sewanee to just four hits while striking out 15 in seven innings in a game shortened due to the 12-run rule. DePauw scored six in the first with one each in the second, third, fourth and sixth innings before adding two in the seventh in the 12-0 blanking. Javair Gillett went four-for-four in the win, while Brad Heizman, Jason Geringer and Jeff Bardonaro each added two hits.
One of Geringer's hits was a leadoff homer in the fourth. Game one box
The Tigers scored six times in the third and twice in the fourth on the way to a 9-3 win in the nightcap. Heizman and Jarret Hunt each had two hits, while Geringer led off the seventh with his second homer of the day. Hunt drove in three runs and Geringer a pair. Jason Lee picked up the win after allowing just two earned runs in seven innings. He added eight strikeouts and didn't allow a walk. Game two box
Tigers take big step to earning number one seed in SCAC East with sweep over Rose-Hulman
The Tigers took two from Rose-Hulman at Walker Field on Monday by scores of 4-3 and 11-2 and, in the process, took a huge step toward earning the top-seed in the SCAC East Division. The Tigers remain atop the division with an 8-2 record and are now 19-8 overall.
In game one, Dan Sadowski pitched a complete game for the Tigers, while Steve Spasojevich and Scott Hamer each collected a pair of hits as the Tigers took the 4-3 victory. The Tigers struck first in the third on Brad Heizman's sacrifice fly and added a second run in the fourth on Hamer's RBI double.
The Engineers tied the score with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings before DePauw took the lead for good on Spasojevich's solo homer to left in the sixth. Jarret Hunt added a run in seventh by scoring on a wild pitch. Mike Krueger had two hits for Rose-Hulman. Game one box
Chris Hemmerlein pitched his first complete game of the season in the nightcap and limited the Engineers to just two runs in nine innings. Rose-Hulman took the lead with one in the second before the Tigers scored two each in the second and fourth innings. The Engineers picked up a single run in the fifth, but DePauw responded with six in the fifth and one in the sixth for the 11-2 victory. Jason Geringer went four-for-four in the win, while Hunt picked up three hits and John Holborow, Spasojevich and Jeff Bardonaro each added two. Krueger and Saylan Lukas each had two hits for the Engineers. Game two box
Tigers split doubleheader with Rose-Hulman
DePauw and Rose-Hulman split a wild doubleheader at Walker Field with the Tigers winning the first game 17-13 and dropping the nightcap 8-7 in 10 innings. In the opener Rose-Hulman jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first, but the Tigers rallied with seven in the bottom half of the inning. The Engineers took the lead with three in the fifth and two in the sixth before DePauw regained the lead for good in the sixth with six runs. The Tigers added three in seventh before the Engineers put up five in the eighth. DePauw added a run in the eighth. John Holborow and Jason Geringer each had three hits, while Brad Heizman, Jarret Hunt, Dan Jones and Scott Hamer each collected two in the 17-hit attack. Rose-Hulman's Maceo Lewis and Wes Journay each went four-for-six, while Mike Krueger picked up two hits. Game one box
In the nightcap the Tigers rallied from a 7-1 deficit with three in the fourth and two in the fifth and tied the game in the eighth on Hamer's sacrifice fly. DePauw had runners on the corners with two outs in the ninth, but couldn't push home the winning run. The Engineers won the game in the 10th on Krueger's bases-loaded walk. Steve Spasojevich went three-for-four, while Hamer had two hits. Jason Lee, who picked up a save in the first game, started the second and held Rose-Hulman scoreless from the fifth through the ninth. Ryan Keefer picked up the win in relief for the Engineers by allowing just one unearned run in five innings. Matt King had three hits for Rose-Hulman, while Krueger, Andy Tochterman and Nate Myers each added a pair. Krueger drove in four runs in the win. Game two box
Tigers fall at Anderson, 5-2
DePauw fell to 16-7 on the season after dropping a 5-2 contest at Anderson. The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the fifth on Scott Hamer's single that scored Javair Gillett. The Ravens took the lead for good with three unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth. Jarret Hunt's RBI single in the seventh made it 3-2, but Anderson plated two more in the eighth for the win. Box score
Hemmerlein earns SCAC Pitcher of the Week honors
Tiger freshman Chris Hemmerlein (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) earned SCAC Pitcher of the Week honors after allowing just one run in six innings in a 15-7 win over Millsaps last Friday. Hemmerlein struck out five in his first collegiate start.
Tigers finish spring trip with 5-3 record after splits with Emory and Millsaps
The Tigers completed their trip to Atlanta and Jackson with a 5-3 record after splitting games with 12th-ranked Emory and Millsaps. The Tigers topped Emory 8-4 on Tuesday before falling 13-2 on Thursday. In a non-conference doubleheader against Millsaps, DePauw lost the first 6-3 and won the nightcap 15-7.
Tigers take three of four at Oglethorpe to move to 14-4 overall and 5-1 in SCAC
The Tigers came up short in the first game of Saturday's SCAC doubleheader at Oglethorpe by a 6-5 score, but rallied for a 7-3 in the nightcap and a sweep on Sunday by 9-7 and 30-4 scores. The 30 runs scored on Sunday were the most in the modern era by a DePauw team and the most since they scored 31 in a 1902 game. Game one box score | Game two box score | Game three box score | Game four box score
Tigers split doubleheader with Franklin
The Tigers handled visiting Franklin 10-2 in the first game of a doubleheader, but the Grizzlies rallied for a 7-1 win in the nightcap. DePauw jumped out to an 8-0 lead with three each in the second and third innings and single tallies in the fourth and fifth. Jason Lee earned his third win in as many decisions as he allowed just one unearned run over six innings. Brad Heizman collected three hits and John Holborow two in the win. Holborow drove in three with a bases loaded double in the third. The Tigers and Grizzlies each scored once in the first inning of game two, but Franklin scored twice in the sixth and four times in the seventh to take the 7-1 victory. Game one box | Game two box
Tigers sweep doubleheader from Centre; Sunday doubleheader postponed
The Tigers took two from Centre on Saturday by scores of 2-0 and 11-4 to improve to 10-2 overall and 2-0 in SCAC play. Sunday's, doubleheader, however, was postponed due to rain. Game 1 box score | game two box score
Walker named interim coach
Matt Walker, as assistant coach since June, has been named interim head coach for the Tigers, while veteran coach Edward Meyer is on medical leave from the University. Meyer entered his 36th season this year and will be on leave for six months. Walker, a 1999 DePauw graduate, set the school record last year with 79 strikeouts on the way to winning 10 games which is the second-highest season total by a DePauw pitcher.
Tigers improve to 8-2 with 11-5 win at Wabash
The Tigers scored eight times in the top of the fifth to erase a 2-0 deficit on the way to an 11-5 win at Wabash. Dan Jones went four-for-four, while Steve Spasojevich collected a pair of hits. Southpaw starter Jason Lee pitched seven innings to get the win. Box score
Tigers split with Hope
The Tigers moved to 7-2 on the season as they topped Hope 6-4 in the first game of a doubleheader at Walker Field and dropped the nightcap 6-3. Daniel Mack picked up his second win of the season in holding the Flying Dutchmen to just five hits and one earned run. Steve Spasojevich and Scott Hamer each drove in three runs in the win. In the second game, the Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first before falling behind 3-1. They then tied the score with single runs in the third and fourth, but Hope scored twice in the sixth and once in the seventh. Spasojevich and Dan Jones each collected two base hits in the loss. Game 1 box | Game 2 box
Tigers no-hit Blast in opening game of doubleheader; win by forfeit in nightcap
Mark Boeckel and Adam Czerwinski combined for the Tigers' second no-hitter of the season as the Old Gold blanked visiting Indiana University-Northwest 11-0 in the opening game of a doubleheader. Brad Heizman, Jarret Hunt and Holborow each went two-for-three with Hunt driving in three runs and Holborow a pair. Boeckel started and struck out seven in four innings, while Czerwinski struck out two of the three batters he faced in the fifth. The Tigers won the second game by forfeit after the game was called in the top of the fifth when the visitors broke the last of their bats and were unable to continue play. Sunday's doubleheader is cancelled. Game 1 box score
DePauw jumps out to 3-1 lead, but Hoosiers strike back with nine straight
The Tigers scored three times in the second on four hits to take a 3-1 lead over host Indiana University, but the Hoosiers came back with one in the second, one in the fourth, four in the fifth and three in the seventh to take the 10-3 win. Brad Heizman and Jason Geringer each collected a pair of hits in the loss. BOX SCORE
Tigers win three over Purdue-North Central on Sunday to improve to 4-0; Indiana up next
The Tigers made it a clean sweep in the first weekend of the 2000 season with three wins in a tripleheader against visiting Purdue-North Central. DePauw won by scores of 4-2, 4-2 and 13-2. The Tigers travel to Bloomington on Tuesday to face Indiana University at 3 p.m. Weekend box scores will be posted later.
Mack tosses no-hitter as Tigers open 2000 season with 10-0 win; three scheduled for Sunday
The Tiger baseball team opened the 2000 season in style as sophomore Daniel Mack hurled a five-inning no-hitter that DePauw won 10-0 over visiting Purdue-North Central. Sophomore Scott Hamer blasted a two-run homer to propel the Tigers to victory.