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DePauw Eliminates Ohio Wesleyan with 3-1 Victory in NCAC Tourney

May 5, 2012

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Chillicothe, Ohio - In a game suspended overnight due to rain and lightning, DePauw held on for a 3-1 victory over Ohio Wesleyan and eliminated the Battling Bishops from the North Coast Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament.

DePauw improved to 32-11 with the win and advances to a 1 p.m. game with Wooster. The Tigers need to beat the Fighting Scots twice to win the tournament, while Wooster needs just one win to take the title. Ohio Wesleyan finished its season at 23-18.

On Friday night, the Battling Bishops loaded the bases in the third off of DePauw starter Andy Manson, but couldn't score. The Tigers then broke through in the fourth as Jason Cohen led off with a single and moved to second on Alex Wright's sacrifice bunt. Robbie Stein then delivered an RBI single to give DePauw a 1-0 lead.

The Tigers expanded the margin to 2-0 in the fifth when Zach Starr led off with a single, moved to second on Zach Galyean's sacrifice bunt ans scored when Rob McPike reach on an infield error. The game was suspended in the fifth inning and resumed this morning.

Manson returned to the mound to retire the Bishops in order in the fifth.

DePauw's third run came in the sixth when Stein walked but was forced on Brendon Pashia's grounder. Sam Swafford walked before Starr came through with a two-out single to right.

Steve Gaydos led off the Ohio Wesleyan sixth with a base hit and moved to second on Tim Knezovich's single. James Toland walked to load the bases before Seth Frentsos drove in Gaydos with a base hit.

The Battling Bishops put runners in scoring position in both the eighth and ninth innings, but the DePauw bullpen ended the threats.

DePauw totaled eight hits paced by Starr and Cohen with two each. Ohio Wesleyan also had eight hits as Frentsos led the way with three.

Manson improved to 7-2 with the win, while Joe Wojda picked up his seventh save. Charlie Cooper dropped to 3-4 with the loss.

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