#10 Tigers Split Twinbill with Battling Bishops
April 4, 2012
Greencastle, Ind. - After dropping a 1-0 decision to Ohio Wesleyan in 10 innings in game one, DePauw came back to take a 7-6 win in the nightcap. The Tigers are now 16-4 overall and 2-2 in North Coast Athletic Conference play, while the Battling Bishops are 8-10 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
DePauw placed runners in scoring position in five straight innings, but couldn't cross the plate. Ohio Wesleyan's best scoring chance came in the fourth when Dani Haley singled to left. Cassi Landina followed with a double to left, but Haley was thrown out at the plate.
In the top of the 10th, Haley was placed on second as the tiebreaker rule was invoked. Haley advanced to third on a passed ball before Brooke Warner singled to center scoring Haley.
Jamie Story was placed on second to start the bottom of the tenth and she moved to third on Rachel MacBeth's sacrifice bunt. Cymone Allen lined to the pitcher and Jen Kosinski popped up to short to end the game.
DePauw totaled six hits as Emily Dieckmann collected three hits and Haley Buchanan two. Ohio Wesleyan finished with six hits as Chelsea Demman and Haley each had two.
Dieckmann dropped to 7-1 with the loss after striking out 11 and walking just two. Haley improved to 3-6 with the shutout.
The Battling Bishops took a 3-0 lead in the second inning of game two as Haley led off with a single and moved to second when Casi Ladina reached on a fielder's choice after the throw to second was off the mark.
Abby Walsh moved the runners up a base on a sacrifice bunt before Stefanie Reider drove in Haley with a single. Lauren Elkins delivered a one out single which allowed Landina to score before Rieder came home after an error on the play.
DePauw took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the second after Amy Hallett led off with a single and moved to second on Holly Paris' sacrifice bunt. Buchanan reached on a fielder's choice after an unsuccessful attempt to throw out Paris at third.
Samantha Szyska then reached on a fielder's choice after the Battling Bishops tried to throw out Hallett at the plate. Hallett's slide jarred the ball loose and Buchanan also scored on the play.
After Paris reached by being hit by a pitch, Allen drove in Szyska with a single. Anderson later scored on Jamie Story's single.
Ohio Wesleyan knotted the score in the third after Brooke Nethers walked and later scored on Haley's sacrifice fly.
DePauw extended the lead to 5-4 in the bottom of the third as Hallett doubled and scored on Buchanan's sacrifice fly.
Jen Kosinski's two-run homer in the fourth pushed DePauw's lead to 7-4. The Battling Bishops added one run each in the sixth and seventh innings. Ladina doubled in the sixth and scored on Rieder's single, while Nethers singled in the seventh and came home on Chelsea Denman's base hit.
DePauw totaled eight hits with Story, Hallett and Allen each totaling two. Erica Bryan and Rieder each had two of Ohio Wesleyan's 10 hits.
Emily Bichler improved to 4-2 with the win, while Kahla Nolan notched her first save. Tamra Londot dropped to 1-1 with the loss.
The Tigers return to action on Friday, April 6, when they host Manchester in a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader.