Tigers' Late Rally Knocks Out Little Giants
CRAWFORDSVILLE, IND. - A strong pitching performance from Crawfordsville native Dan Sadowski and timely hitting including a five-for-five showing from Dan Jones lifted the Tigers to a 10-3 victory at Mud Hollow Field.
Catcher Dan Jones goes five-for-five in win.
Sadowski pitched all nine innings and allowed just three runs, two of which were earned, on seven hits to improve to 3-0. He battled Wabash starter Marc Rowe through five scoreless innings before Jones' double in the sixth scored Nick Horvath from first.
Wabash scored twice in the bottom of the sixth as Matt Carlson singled and stole second. He scored after Jake Martin singled through the right side and the ball wasn't fielded cleanly in the outfield. Brandon Candiano doubled Martin home to give Wabash a 2-1 lead.
The Tigers wasted little time, however, as they scored five in the top of the seventh. With one out John Stephens reached on an infield single and Steve Spasojevich walked.
Jarrett Hunt reached on an error by the second baseman that allowed Stephens to score and Spasojevich to move to third. Javair Gillett flied out to center and scored Spasojevich to put the Tigers back in the lead.
After Scott Hamer singled, Horvath added a run-scoring base hit. Jones then capped off the inning with a two-run single.
Carlson led off the Wabash eighth with a tripled and scored on Martin's ground out to cut the DePauw lead to 6-3.
Dan Sadowski has allowed just two earned runs in his last two starts covering 16 innings.
DePauw put the game out of reach in the ninth off reliever Ben Prickel as Jones started the rally with a one-out single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Justin Denney and Tyson Becker then walked before Stephens singled home Jones. Spasojevich walked, allowing Denney to cross the plate and Hunt hit into a force play at second and
Becker scored on the play. Gillett's single scored Stephens to give the Tigers their fourth double-digit run total of the season and third in the last four games.
With his five hits, Jones extended his streak to nine straight at-bats with a base hit in games played at Wabash. He added three RBI in the win. Gillett had three hits, while Horvath and Stephens each added a pair. Carlson and Candiano each had two for Wabash.
DePauw improved to 16-11 with the win, while the Little Giants fell to 6-12 on the year. The Tigers travel to 25th-ranked Rose-Hulman on Friday for the first game in four-game weekend set. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.