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DePauw Opens SCAC Baseball Play with Win over Majors

April 21, 2011

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April 21, 2011, Millington, Tenn. — DePauw scored six times in the bottom of the eighth and defeated Millsaps, 7-2, in the opening day of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Championship.

DePauw improved to 16-18, while the Majors dropped to 24-17. The Tigers face Trinity tomorrow at 7 p.m., while Millsaps faces Hendrix at Noon CDT.

The Majors broke a scoreless tie in the fifth as Leonard singled and moved to second on a throwing error by the pitcher. Jeremy Aliff then walked before Jules Roussel reached on an error which allowed both runners to score.

DePauw cut the lead in half in the sixth on Zach Galyean's solo homer. Galyean led off the eighth by reaching on an error and moving to second on Rob McPike's sacrifice bunt. Jason Cohen singled home Galyean and then stole second. Alex Wright followed with a base hit plating Cohen. 

Robbie Stein and Sam Swafford followed with singles to load the bases. Aaron Henry reached on a fielder's choice which forced out Wright at the plate, but Zach Starr and Ben Gardner drew run-scoring walks. Galyean then delivered a two-run single to round out the scoring.

DePauw totaled 11 hits led by Galyean and Wright with three each. Galyean drove in three. Four different Majors collected one hit apiece. 

Hobs Donovan improved to 5-4 on the season while striking out six in the complete game win, while Jason Riggins dropped to 5-1.

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