14th-ranked Tigers Sweep Doubleheader with Washington
April 8, 2008
April 8, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - The 14th-ranked Tigers rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth and claimed a 4-1 win over visiting Washington University in the first game of a doubleheader and then took a 7-2 victory in the nightcap. DePauw improved to 26-6 with the wins, while the Bears dropped to 10-9.
Justin Weiner's leadoff single in the bottom of the first of game one was the Tigers' lone hit until the sixth innning. In the sixth, Taylor Hoffman drew a one-out walk and Ben Gardner pinch ran for him. Matt Kleine followed with a single up the middle and both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch.
After an intentional walk to Mike Stout, Adam Ford delivered a two-run single through the middle. One out later, Kyle Thompson singled, scoring Stout and Jeremy Dickinson singled home Ford.
The Bears' lone run came in the fourth after Dave Working reached on a fielder's choice, moved to second on Miguel Davis' single and scored on Remy Medkiff's single to left.
Paul Rodenhouse picked up the win in relief of starter Derek Bryant and pitched two innings of scoreless ball in improving to 2-0. Brian Williams dropped to 3-5 despite allowing just five hits.
In the nightcap, Washington took a 1-0 lead in the first after Gregg Kennedy was hit by a pitch and scored on Jerry Price's double to left center.
DePauw took the lead for good on Ford's two-run homer to right in the second and Kleine's two-run belt to right center in the third.
The Bears' other run came in the fourth on pinch-hitter Scott Kennedy's two-out single to left which scored Medkiff.
Jack Gavin drove in a run in the fifth with a single, while Kleine delivered an RBI single in the sixth and Stout lifted a sacrifice fly to right.
Kleine and Gavin each had two of DePauw's six hits, while Gregg Kennedy had two of Washington's five. Mike Peterson improved to 1-0 with the win, while Jeremy Rogoff dropped to 1-2 with the defeat.
DePauw returns to action on Friday, April 8, when it hosts 21st-ranked Rhodes at 4 p.m. in the opening game of a four-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series.