27th-ranked DePauw Takes Series Finale at Centre
March 30, 2008
March 30, 2008, Danville, Ky. - The 27th-ranked Tigers pounded out 17 hits including nine from the top three in the lineup on the way to a 20-5 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win at Centre.
DePauw improved to 20-5 overall and 7-1 in the conference, while the Colonels dropped to 10-10 overall and 2-6 in the conference.
The Tigers scored three in the first and two in the third before Justin Weiner hammered a grand slam in the fifth and Ben Gardner followed with a solo shot to make it 10-0. Centre scored one in the fifth, but Eric Reese's triple in the fifth scored Jeremy Dickinson and Weiner's ground out plated Weiner.
The Colonels rallied with four in the fifth with the final three coming on Steven Proctor's three-run shot as Centre closed the gap to 12-5. However, DePauw scored eight in the sixth including three on Matt Kleine's three-run homer.
DePauw's top three in the order went 9-for-13 with nine runs scored, eight RBI and three homers. Weiner, Gardner and Kleine each had three hits, while Dickinson, Linette and Kyle Thompson each collected a pair. Weiner drove in six and scored four in the win and stole three bases, while Linette drove in four including three with a sixth-inning triple. Kevin McGee led Centre with two of their seven hits.
Brad Gerlach improved to 2-0 with the win, while Aaron Herbert dropped to 2-3.
The Tigers return to action on Wednesday, April 2, when they host Rose-Hulman.
hits improved to 20-5 overall and 7-1 in the Southern