DePauw Drops Twinbill in Cleveland
April 20, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio - DePauw slipped to 14-15 on the season after dropping both ends of a doubleheader at Case Western Reserve as the Tigers lost the opener, 2-1, and suffered an 8-5 defeat in the nightcap. The Spartands improved to 20-9.
In the opener, DePauw's Michael Chiaro and Case Western's Jarrett Gish battled on the mound through six scoreless innings before the Tigers broke through in the seventh. Robbie Stein led off with a double and moved to third on Paul Mpistolarides' sacrifice bunt and scored on Matt Dorsett's squeeze bunt.
The Spartans evened the score in the bottom of the eighth as Kerrigan Cain hit a one-out double down the left field line. William Meador walked with two outs and Matt Keen loaded the bases after being hit by a pitch. Andrew Gronski tied the game by driving in Cain after drawing a walk.
Case Western's Brett Ossola led off the ninth with a walk and Robert Winemiller popped out to the pitcher on an attempted sacrifice bunt, but the throw to first was off the mark and allowed pinch-runner Marques Winick to move to second. Andrew Frey walked and Cain reached on an infield single to load the bases. Meador was hit by a pitch to plate Winick with the game-winning run.
Four different DePauw players collected one hit apiece, while Cain led the Spartans with three of their four hits.
Chiaro allowed just three hits over 7 2/3 innings in the no-decision, while Pete Stuart dropped to 1-1 with the relief loss. Gish went the distance and struck out nine Tigers.
In the nightcap, DePauw again struck first as J.B. McCallum's second-inning grounder scored Connor Einertson who led off the frame with a single.
Paul Pakan and Ossola each singled to start the Case Western second and advanced a base on Winemiller's sacrifice bunt. Frey's single to right center brought home both and gave the Spartans a 2-1 lead. Pakan's two-out triple in the third scored Meador and made it 3-1.
In the fifth Jason Cohen's bases loaded sacrifice fly drove in Pat Lyons, but Case Western countered in the bottom of the inning when Keen scored from third on a wild pitch.
Ryan Allee and Mpistolarides each singled to start the DePauw sixth before McCallum advanced the with a sacrifice bunt. Lyons followed with a run-scoring single to close the gap to 4-3.
Jordan Dague and Pakan each hit RBI doubles in the sixth and seventh innings, respectively, and the Spartans added two more in the eighth for an 8-3 advantage.
Lyons and Stein each walked to begin the Tigers' ninth before Brendon Pashia was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Zach Galyean's grounder scored Lyons and Cohen lifted a sacrifice fly to center, bringing home Stein, but the rally ended there.
Stein and Pashia each had two of DePauw's nine hits, while Pakan and Frey each had three of Case Western's 14 hits. Keen , Gronski and Cain had two each.
DePauw starter Jack Peck dropped to 2-4 with the loss, while the Spartans' Jamie Hora improved to 4-1 and Ray Kelly notched his first save.
The teams wrap up their four-game series with a Noon doubleheader tomorrow.
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