DePauw Falls to Southwestern in SCAC Tournament
April 25, 2002
Jackson, Miss. - Sophomore Tyson Becker allowed just two earned runs in eight innings, but the Tigers (20-16) committed four errors in a 6-2 loss to Southwestern (33-8) in the Southern Collegiate Athletic
The Tigers face Trinity, the top seed in the Western Division, in an elimination game at 11 a.m. on Friday. Trinity lost to Rose-Hulman 5-1 in Thursday's
DePauw had its opportunities as it left nine men stranded on the bases helped by six
The Pirates scored one each in the first two innings. Taylor Paul reached base in the first on Jarrett Hunt's error and moved to second on Bryan Jones' single. After Chad Wiley walked to load the bases, Spencer Sparrow lifted a fly ball to center that scored Paul. In the second Soctt Burrer led off with a single, advanced to second on a stolen base and to third on catcher Mike Gonzalez's throwing error. He then scored on
Southwestern added a single run in the fourth as Burrer singled with one out and then stole second. Burrer then stole third as Matt Davis drew a walk.
The Pirates made it 5-0 with two in the fifth on Nick Diaz's RBI single and Burrer's run-scoring fielder's choice. Ben Graham's sacrifice fly in
DePauw scored one each in the eighth and ninth innings. John Stephens and Brian Sipe led off the eighth with singles before Scott Hamer drove in Stephens with a single. In the ninth, Gonzalez reached on an error, moved to
Jones, Burrer and Buratti each collected two hits for the Pirates, while the Tigers managed just five hits off of Southwestern's Joey Schlaffer who improved to 7-1. Becker, 5-1, suffered his first career loss in 10 decisions.