Tigers Sweep SCAC Baseball Doubleheader over Rhodes
April 4, 2010
April 4, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw improved to 15-11 overall and 4-5 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference following a doubleheader sweep of visiting Rhodes. The Tigers won the first game by a 7-1 score and rallied from a 5-0 deficit in the nightcap to win, 18-5. Rhodes dropped to 20-9 overall and 6-3 in the SCAC.
In the opener, Rhodes scored first as Lynden Pindling hit a bases loaded sacrifice fly in the fourth which scored Chris Conkell. DePauw countered in the bottom of the frame with a leadoff homer from Ben Gardner. Jason Cohen drove in Taylor Hoffman with a single to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead.
The Tigers added three in the fifth and two more in the sixth for the win. Gardner led DePauw with two of its seven hits, while Gardner and McPike each drove in two. Three different Lynx players had one hit each.
Elliott Ross improved to 6-1 with the win in relief as he held Rhodes hitless over 3 1/3 innings. Rhodes starter Austin Carden dropped to 5-3 with the loss.
DePauw quickly fell behind in the nightcap as Rhodes scored an unearned run in the first and added four more in the second. Pindling drove in Matthew Frank with a single. Austin Marcum delivered a three-run homer to make it 5-0.
The Tigers started their comeback in the second as Alex Wright and Alex Berlyn each hit solo homers and Gardner added a two-run blast to close the gap to 5-4. McPike led off the third with a triple and scored on Jason Cohen's double to tie the game at 5-5. Sam Swafford added an RBI single and Berlyn drove in a run after reaching base on a fielder's choice to extended the lead to 7-5.
DePauw added seven runs on just two hits in the fourth as five Tigers reached base on walks and two more after being hit by a pitch.
Berlyn's sacrifice fly in the fifth made it 15-5 before DePauw added three more in the sixth.
Cohen led the Tigers with three of their 14 hits, while Gardner,McPike and Wright each had two. Gardner and Berlyn each drove in three. Rhodes totaled five hits led by Pindling's two.
Hobs Donovan improved to 2-1 with the win, while Jackson Baker dropped to 3-2.
The Tigers travel to Anderson on Tuesday and host Rose-Hulman on Wednesday.Back