DePauw Sweeps Ohio Northern; Improves to 12-2

DePauw Sweeps Ohio Northern; Improves to 12-2

March 17, 2012

BOX SCORES: Game 1 | Game 2

Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw pounded out 30 hits in a doubleheader sweep over visiting Ohio Northern and improved to 12-2 for the program's best start since 1999. The Tigers won the first game, 10-5, and took the nightcap, 13-3. The Polar Bears dropped to 3-8 with the losses.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the opener as Jason Cohen doubled home Zach Galyean. In the third, Zach Starr's double scored Pat Lyons and Starr came home on Galyean's single to make it 3-0.

Ohio Northern reached the board in the fourth when Dan Belliveau scored on Matt Hampshire's single. Kevin Obarski gave the Polar Bears a 5-3 lead with a grand slam to left.

Run-scoring singles by Galyean and Cohen in the fourth tied the score at 5-5 before Lyons drove in Robbie Stein with a fifth-inning single to give DePauw a 6-5 lead.

Galyean led off the sixth with a homer to left before the Tigers wrapped up the scoring with three more in the eighth.

DePauw totaled 17 hits led by Galyean, Rob McPike and Lyons with three each. Cohen and Stein followed with two each. Belliveau had two of the Polar Bears' nine hits.

Elliott Ross improved to 2-1 with the win and strock out six with no walks over seven innings. Austin Prie dropped to 0-1 with the loss.

Ohio Northern took a 1-0 lead in game two when Mark Hayes singled home Obarski in the second. DePauw took the lead in the third when Sam Swafford doubled home Alex Berlyn and later scored on Lyons' triple.

Cohen led off the DePauw fourth by being hit by a pitch and later scored on Stein's double. The Tigers expanded the lead to 6-1 in the fifth when McPike singled in Lyons and Stein drove in Galyean and McPike with a double.

Lyons' sixth-inning double scored Swafford before Galyean singled home Lyons. Pinch-hitter Aaron Henry doubled down the left field line bringing home Galyean and making it 9-1.

Stein led off the seventh with a homer to right center before pinch-hitter Cory Meixner's double scored J.B. McCallum. Meixner came home on Galyean's single. Henry led off the eighth with a double and scored when Berlyn grounded into a bases loaded double play.

The Polar Bears added two in the ninth when Matt Holstein singled home Ben Heskett and Chad Coward plated Tyler Rue with a single.

DePauw totaled 13 hits led by Stein's three. Lyons, Galyean and Henry added two apiece. Obarski and Brian Thomas each had two of the Polar Bears' 11 hits.

Andy Manson improved to 3-1 with the win, while Bryce Sedio dropped to 1-1.

The two teams square off in a Noon single game on Sunday.