Third-ranked Tigers Sweep Frankin; Win Streak at 25
April 2, 2008
April 2, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Third-ranked DePauw improved to 25-1 and extended its win streak to 25 straight after sweeping a doubleheader against visiting Franklin by scores of 10-1 and 17-0. The Grizzlies dropped to 0-12 with the losses.
In the opener, the Tigers scored four in the second, three in the third and three more in the fourth in the game shortened to five innings due to eight-run rule.
DePauw pounded out 11 hits as Rachel Gill, Ashlee Anton, Kelly Schwerzler, Lauren Rees and Emma Minx each collected two. Carolyn Bartlett and Minx each drove in three, while Anton scored three. Gill hit the games' only homer and added a double in the victory. Marlene Russo had two of Franklin's four hits.
Megan Soultz improved to 22-1 after allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts and no walks in four innings. Kayla Bachek dropped to 0-7 with the loss.
In the nightcap, the Tigers totaled 19 hits and scored five in the first, three in the second, six in the third and three in the fourth.
Gill, Anton and Bartlett each collected three hits, while Rees added two. Gill totaled five RBI with Anton, Bartlett and Rees each driving in three. Tracey Smith totaled two of the Grizzlies' six hits.
Kristin Barrow pitched three innings of scoreless relief of Soultz and improved to 3-0, while Jordan Tichenor dropped to 0-5 with the loss.
DePauw opens Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play on Saturday with a doubleheader at Centre.