DePauw Splits Doubleheader with Bishops
April 6, 2013
Greencastle, Ind. - After dropping an 8-3 decision in the opening game of today's North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader with visiting Ohio Wesleyan, DePauw came back with a 9-3 victory in the nightcap to earn the split.
DePauw is now 9-10 overall and 3-3 in the NCAC, while the Battling Bishops are 9-6 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
In the opener, the Tigers fell behind quickly as Aaron Caputo and Sean Vollenweider each singled with one out before Ben Steele hammered a homer to left. Steven Moore followed with a single and advanced to third on Taylor Hutchison's double. James Toland's sacrifice fly plated Moore and made it 4-0.
Vollenweider's solo homer in the third pushed the lead to 5-0 before the Tigers scored two in the bottom of the fourth. Brendon Pashia walked with one out and scored on Jason Cohen's double. Cory Meixner followed with a run-scoring single.
The Battling Bishops came right back with three in the fifth as Caputo led off with a single and moved to second when Steele was hit by a pitch. Each advanced one base on Conor Heneghan's wild pitch after Heneghan replaced DePauw starter Michael Chiaro on the mound. Moore then singled through the left side scoring Caputo and the throw to third ended up in the DePauw dugout and allowed Steele to score.
DePauw's final run came in the sixth as Pat Lyons led off with a double and Pashia followed with a single. Zach Galyean delivered a single that scored Lyons, but the next three DePauw hitters flied out to the outfield, ending the threat.
Galyean led DePauw with two of its six hits, while Caputo, Vollenweider, Steele, Moore and Hutchison each had two of the Bishops' 11 hits.
Chiaro dropped to 2-2 with the loss, while Charles Cooper improved to 2-0 with the seven-inning complete game.
The teams were scoreless through three innings in the nightcap before DePauw struck first in the fourth. Cohen led off with a double and scored on Connor Einertson's double. Stein advanced Einertson with a sacrifice bunt and Paul Mpistolarides knocked him in with a single up the middle. J.B. McCallum capped the inning's scoring with a two-run homer to left.
Ryan Froman led off the Ohio Wesleyan fifth with a double before Zach Bott reached on an error. Caputo singled home Froman and Moore hit a two-run, two-out double to make it 4-3. Tyler Koon came in to relieve Jack Peck for the Tigers and got Hutchison to pop up to end the threat.
The Tigers answered with a two-out rally in the bottom of the fifth as Cohen and Einertson singled and Stein drove in Cohen with a base hit. Mpistolarides doubled to center, scoring Einertson. Stein came home on the play following an errant throw by Vollenweider.
Ohio Wesleyan loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but Pete Stuart replaced Koon on the mound and recorded the final two outs.
DePauw wrapped up the scoring in the eighth as McCallum and Lyons singled. McCallum stole third and came home when Pashia's grounder forced Lyons at second. Galyean singled before Cohen reached on an error at second that allowed Pashia to score.
The Tigers totaled 14 hits with Einertson and Mpistolaradies leading the way with three each. Cohen and McCallum each added a pair.
Stuart picked up the win to improve to 1-0 as he retired all eight batters he faced. Brandon Sega dropped to 1-3 with the loss.
The teams wrap up their four-game series with a Noon doubleheader at Walker Field.
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