1998 Softball Archive
Tigers win ICAC title with three straight wins
After nearly running through the loser's bracket last year to finally finish second, the Tigers softball team did it the easy way this year in winning all three games in the winner's bracket to capture the first softball title in school history. The Tigers, seeded third, opened play with an 8-3 win over second-seed Manchester on Friday. They then topped fifth-seed Hanover 4-0 before taking the title with a 7-2 victory over host Anderson. DePauw finished the season with a 21-9 record.
Tigers split final two regular season games; ICAC tournament ahead
The Tigers finished the 1998 regular season with a twinbill split against Millikin. The Tigers lost the first game 8-5 and came back to win the nightcap 10-2. The games were the final home contests for seniors Kim Hauber, Julie Kollhoff and Jessica Lewis.
Tigers finish conference season with split; host Millikin before ICAC tournament
Tigers extend scoreless defensive string to 15 innings with sweep of Panthers
The Tigers improved to 16-7 overall and 9-5 in ICAC play on Thursday with a doubleheader sweep of Hanover. The Tigers won game one by a 2-0 count as Michelle Adcock scattered just four hits in picking up her 11th win in 16 decisions while Susie Cartwright and Julie Kollhoff each drove in runs with singles.
The Old Gold completed the sweep with an 8-0 shutout in the second game. Lyndi Chard and Susie Cartwright each had three hits with Jamie Anderson and Kollhoff each adding a pair. Chard banged out a pair of triples and Cartwright was a homer shy of the cycle. Kollhoff notched her fourth win in six decisions this season and recorded her first shutout of the season. The Tiger pitchers have now pitched 15 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings.
Tigers win nightcap to earn ICAC doubleheader split
The Tigers broke out of a recent hitting slump in game two of an ICAC doubleheader with Manchester and earn a split of the twinbill. The Tigers dropped the first game 11-0, but came back in the nightcap with an 8-3 victory. The Spartans scored in five of the six innings in game one and pounded out 14 hits. Kelli Collinsworth collected three hits and four players added two apiece. Lyndi Chard collected the Tigers' only two hits off of Khara Hamilton who blanked DePauw for the second time this season.
The second contest saw the Tigers total 12 hits with each of the nine starting hitters collecting at least one. Kendall Noyes, Kim Hauber and Jenny Meingasner each collected two hits with Noyes driving in three runs to support Michelle Adcock in her 10th win in 15 decisions. The split moved the Tigers' record to 14-7 overall and 7-5 in the ICAC. Manchester is now 14-10 overall and 8-2 in conference play.
Errors prove costly for Tigers as Anderson sweeps
Seven errors in the doubleheader were too much for the Tigers to overcome as they dropped both ends of a doubleheader against Anderson at DePauw. The Tigers watched the Ravens post three unearned runs in the first inning on the way to a 9-0 win over the Tigers. The Tiger bats were cooled by Anderson's Sara Rychener who scattered four hits over seven innings. Jenny Vance went two-for-three for the Tigers.
Game two saw the teams battle through four scoreless innings before the Ravens plated a run in the fifth on Mary Cain's single on the way to a 7-2 win in the nightcap. After the first batter was retired in the top of the sixth, the next two reached on errors to start the rally. Shannon Bradley delivered a two-run single and Amie Flowers a three-run homer to put the game away.
The Tigers scored twice in the bottom of the sixth on Susie Cartwright's single and Leslie Oesterle's sacrifice fly. Kim Hauber went two-for three in the loss. Tiger starter Michelle Adcock allowed all seven runs, but only one was earned.
DePauw fell to 13-6 overall and 6-4 in the ICAC and Anderson moved to 16-10 and 7-3. The Tigers host Manchester on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Tigers sweep doubleheader to improve to 13-4 overall and 6-2 in the ICAC.
Tigers split twinbill at Manchester; Kollhoff returns with win in game two
The Tigers dropped the first game of an ICAC doubleheader at Manchester 8-0, but behind the solid pitching of Julie Kollhoff, won the nightcap 2-1.
DePauw committed six errors in the opener and could manage just three singles against Khara Hamilton in the 8-0 loss. Crystal Maclaughlin collected three hits for the Spartans.
In the second game, the Tigers scored twice in the first inning and made it hold up in the 2-1 victory. Kollhoff, who missed the last month with an injury, returned to allow just four hits over the seven innings. Jamie Anderson collected three hits, followed by Michelle Adcock and Kendall Noyes with two apiece. The Tigers travel to Franklin for a Tuesday doubleheader with the Grizzlies.
Tigers crush Saints in sweep to move to 10-3
The Tigers totaled 33 runs in two games in sweeping a doubleheader at Thomas More College by scores of 15-1 and 18-1. The wins improved the Tigers record to 10-3 overall. The Old Gold travels to Manchester for an ICAC doubleheader on April 10.