Baseball Drops Home Games to Manchester and Marian
March 13, 2011
March 13, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw dropped to 7-7 on the season after losing a 14-2 decision to Manchester and a 10-9 contest to Marian (Ind.) at Walker Field.
Manchester scored six in the first before adding three more in the second and four in the fourth and eventually led 14-0.
The Tigers' two runs came in the seventh as Pat Lyons doubled and scored on Sam Swafford's double. Sam Yeary's sacrifice fly then scored Swafford.
DePauw totaled 10 hits in the loss as Swafford led the way with three. Corey Marchant led Manchester with three of its 15 hits, while Trey Forbes, Ty Foster, John Smolinski, Cody Schell and Austin Rieke each had two. Foster drove in four and Rieke had three.
Mike Peterson dropped to 1-3 with the loss, while the Spartans' Bryce Murphy improved to 1-0.
In the Marian game, the Knights scored four in the first before the Tigers added two in the third on an RBI single by Yeary and an infield error. Manchester added four more in the fourth after collecting six straight singles with two out.
Brendon Pashia's pinch-hit homer to lead off the sixth closed the Manchester lead to 8-3, but the Knights added two more in the seventh on Brody Edgerly's double.
Yeary's two-run single in the seventh plated Aaron Henry and Ben Gardner. The Tigers added three more in the eighth with two outs as Gardner, Yeary and Rob McPike hit consecutive RBI singles to make it 10-8.
In the bottom of the ninth, Robbie Stein hit a two-out double and scored on Swafford's single to left. Henry followed with a single, but Gardner's fly out to center ended the comeback.
Each team totaled 17 hits with Gardner and Yeary each collecting four for DePauw. McPike, Stein and Henry each had two and Yeary drove in four runs.
Austin Gibson, Evan Schludecker and Chad Schumann paced the Knights with three hits apiece, while Brett Metcalf, Todd Ungru and Edgerly each had two.
Michael Chiaro dropped to 0-1 with the loss, while Ben Walters picked up the win. Jake Mullis picked up the save for the 2-6 Knights.
DePauw hosts Wabash on Wednesday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m.