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Tigers Wrap up Season with Doubleheader Loss at Chicago

May 2, 2009

BOX SCORES: Game 1 | Game 2

May 2, 2009, Chicago, Ill. —  DePauw completed the 2009 season with a pair of games at the University of Chicago and dropped both ends of the doubleheader by scores of 7-1 and 10-6.

The Tigers dropped to 22-19 and their Sunday doubleheader at Washington University has been canceled due to weather. Chicago improved to 16-10.

In the opening game, the Maroons took a 1-0 lead in the second as Trace Capps walked, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Travis Blane's double. The Tigers' lone run came in the third when Matt Pustay singled and scored on Taylor Hoffman's double.

Chicago scored an unearned run in the third before scoring five in the fourth capped by Stephen Williams' two-run double and Capps' two-run homer.

Alex Wright led the Tigers with two of their five hits, while Nicholas Fazzari paced the Maroons with two of their seven hits. Joe Pankow improved to 5-1, while David Morefield dropped to 3-3.

DePauw jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning of the nightcap as Alex Jacques scored from third on a wild pitch before Aaron Henry and Chris Schenk followed with RBI singles. Sam Linette's two-run double brought home Schenk with the fifth run.

Chicago scored four in its half of the second as Oium and Fazzari hit back-to-back doubles before Jordan Callahan walked and Kyle Schmitt singled to load the bases. Zach Osman walked scoring Fazzari and Scott Hofer's sacrifice fly scored Callahan. Williams' single brought home Schmitt and trimmed DePauw's lead to 5-4.

The Tigers extended the lead to 6-4 in the third when Jacques singled and scored when Chris Forbringer reached on an outfield error.

Fazzari led off the fourth by being hit by a pitch and moved to third when Callahan reached on a DePauw error. Fazzari scored when Schmitt hit into a double play to cut the Tigers' lead to 6-5.

Schmitt's single in the sixth scored Marshall Oium and tied the game at 6-6, but Hofer's grand slam gave the Maroons a 10-6 lead.

Jacques led DePauw with two of their seven hits, while Schmitt and Hofer each had two of Chicago's eight. Preston Atteberry picked up the win and improved to 1-0, while Alex Barden dropped to 0-1 with the loss.

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