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Baseball Earns Doubleheader and Series Split at Wabash

April 14, 2013

Box scores: Game 1 | Game 2

Crawfordsville, Ind. - DePauw totaled season highs of 19 runs and 21 hits on the way to a 19-3 North Coast Athletic Conference West Division win in game two at Wabash today to earn a split of the doubleheader and the four-game series. The Tigers dropped the opener, 5-4.

With the split, DePauw moved to 14-13 overall and 7-5 in conference play, while Wabash is 11-14 overall and 3-5 in the NCAC.

Wabash took a 1-0 lead in the first of the opener as Robby Hechinger singled with one out, but Trey Fankhauser, who singled to start the inning was thrown out at the plate on the play. Hechinger stole second and scored on Andrew Rogers' base hit. Fankhauser led off the third with a triple and came home on a wild pitch to make it 2-0.

The Tigers cut the lead in half in the fourth when Cory Meixner reached on a bunt single and scored on Robbie Stein's triple.

Wabash extended the margin in the bottom of the fourth as Tyler Owensby led off with a homer. Clint Scarborough followed with a single and moved to third on David Oliger's double. Scarborough scored when interference was called on the play. Lucas Stippler followed with a single through the left side that plated Oliger.

DePauw rallied for three in the sixth as Jason Cohen led off with a single and moved to third on Meixner's double. Stein followed with a two-run double to right and scored when pinch-hitter Connor Einertson singled to center.

The Tigers put two on with one out in the seventh, but JT Miller, Wabash's starter in the opening game of the series, came in and recorded the final two outs on a double play.

DePauw totaled nine hits paced by Meixner's three and two from Stein along with three RBI. Fankhauser led Wabash with three of their 11 hits and Owensby added two.

Chris Widup improved to 2-4, while Miller picked up with first save. Alex Sroka slipped to 2-1 on the season.

DePauw took a 1-0 lead in the nightcap with an unearned run in the first and the Little Giants matched it in the bottom half of the frame when Rodgers doubled home Fankhauser who led off with a single and stole second.

Cohen gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the third on a single that scored Zach Galyean and Stein knocked in a pair with a bases loaded double. Ryan Allee's grounder drove home Meixner to make it 5-1.

The Tigers broke the game open in the fourth when, for the second straight Sunday, they sent 15 batters to the plate in a single inning. DePauw scored 10 runs on 11 hits with Galyean driving in Pat Lyons with the first run and Cohen following with a three-run homer. After the inning's first out, eight of the next nine Tigers reached base with seven collecting hits to push the lead to 15-1.

Cohen's two-run double in the sixth and Galyean's two-run single in the seventh wrapped up the DePauw scoring. Wabash added two more in the sixth on Hayden Williams' single.

Galyean led the Tigers with five hits, while Allee added four and Brendon Pashia and Cohen followed with three apiece. Cohen drove in seven to lead the Tigers. Wabash totaled eight hits as Tanner Watson led with two.

Jordan Niespodziany improved to 3-1 with the win, while Luke Holm dropped to 1-2.

DePauw returns to action on Saturday, April 20, when it travels to Case Western Reserve for a doubleheader.

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