Pair of Walkoff Wins Keep Tigers Perfect in NCAC Play; Win Streak Extended to 12
April 13, 2013
Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw extended its win streak to 12 and remained undefeated in North Coast Athletic Conference play after sweeping a doubleheader from visiting Wooster by scores of 3-1 (10 innings) and 3-2.
The Tigers improved to 16-12 overall and 10-0 in NCAC play, while the Fighting Scots dropped to 12-12 overall and 1-5 in conference play.
Amy Hallett's two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th of game one lifted the Tigers to the win. Jamie Story started the inning on second base as the tiebreaker rule started in the 10th.
With one out, Story was caught stealing, but Jennifer Ridge followed with a double down the left field line. Hallett then hammered the 3-2 pitch over the fence in center to not only extend her DePauw career record to 33 homers, but also give the Tigers the win.
Wooster took a 1-0 lead in the game in the third after the Tigers couldn't field Demi Hart's soft liner which allowed Paige Goldberg to score.
DePauw countered in the fifth as Sammi Bell led off with a double to right center and pinch-runner Megan Landahl moved to third on Story's sacrifice bunt. Kate Hendrickson tied the game at 1-1 when her grounder plated Landahl.
Each team put two runners on in the seventh, but couldn't push home the go-ahead score.
Hart and Aundrea Atwell each had two of Wooster's six hits, while Ridge, Hallett, Bell and Story each had two of the Tigers' 10 hits.
Emily Bichler improved to 6-4 after allowing just one unearned run with four strikeouts and only one walk in 10 innings. Gina Pirolozzi dropped to 7-5 with the loss.
Wooster again took the lead first in game two as Goldberg led off with an infield single and moved to second on a throwing error on the play. Goldberg moved to third when Erica Villa reached on a fielder's choice after laying down a bunt. Villa then stole second and the Tigers later tried to pick her off at second but the throw was dropped allowing Goldberg to score from third.
DePauw came right back in the first as Hallett doubled to center and later scored on Linsey Button's single down the left field line.
The Fighting Scots regained the lead in the third when Jenn Horton led off with a double to center. Skye Patterson followed with a single to left, but Horton stayed on second. Patterson was picked off of first before Kasey Fielder reached on a DePauw error on her sacrifice bunt that allowed Horton to score.
Haleigh Chasteen led off the DePauw fourth with a double and pinch-runner Morgan Pigusch moved to third on Button's sacrifice bunt. Lauren Krumwiede's bunt single to the pitcher droe in Pigusch and knotted the score at 2-2.
DePauw put two runners on in both the sixth and seventh innings, but couldn't score. In the seventh, Hallett ripped a one-out double to right center and moved to third on Chasteen's groundout. Button then hit a 3-2 pitch to left that scored Hallett with the game-winning run.
The Tigers totaled 10 hits with Hallett, Chasteen, Button and Bell each collecting a pair. Goldberg and Carly Schoenstein each had two of Wooster's seven hits.
Kahla Nolan improved to 5-3 with the win after striking out nine, while Allie Webb suffered the loss in relief of Horton.
DePauw returns to action on Wednesday, April 17, when it travels to Wittenberg for a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader.
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