Tigers drop doubleheader to Manchester
March 13, 2005
March 13, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw baseball team dropped to 6-5 on the season following a doubleheader loss to visiting Manchester. The Spartans came from behind to win the first game by a 3-2 score in eight innings and then won the nightcap 6-2. Manchester improved to 5-2 with the sweep.
In the first game, the Tigers got on the board first with one in the bottom of the fourth as Chris Newman led off with a triple and scored on Ryan Sipe's sacrifice fly. Manchester tied the game in the sixth when Danner Partridge was hit by a pitch and Cory Ross reached on a single. Partridge scored on a DePauw error to tie the score.
Greg DeBeer ripped a one-out double in the sixth and advanced to third on an error before scoring on Matt Deahl's base hit. The Spartans sent the game to extra innings when Scott Tarnowski scored on a DePauw error after reaching base by being hit by a pitch.
In the eighth, Ross reached base on a two-out DePauw error and later scored on another Tiger error. DePauw loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth, but couldn't score.
DePauw starter P.J. Mitchell dropped to 1-2 on the season despite allowing no earned runs and striking out five with no walks in eight innings. Travis Sluss picked up the win in relief of starter Adam Augustine.
In the nightcap, Manchester scored four in the fourth on Zack Bireley's RBI double and a two-run double by Brock Treesh. Partridge followed with a run-scoring double. They added one in the fifth when Tarnowski tripled and scored on Bireley's base hit.
The Tigers scored twice in the sixth on a pair of Manchester errors, but the Spartans closed the game with one in the top of the seventh.
DePauw hosts Wabash on Tuesday in a single, nine-inning game at 3 p.m.Back