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DePauw Sweeps Kenyon; Clinches Spot in NCAC Tournament

DePauw Sweeps Kenyon; Clinches Spot in NCAC Tournament

April 28, 2012

BOX SCORES: Game 1 | Game 2

Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw pounded out 28 hits in the doubleheader and clinched a spot in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament with a sweep of visiting Kenyon. The Tigers won the first game, 7-5, and took the nightcap, 11-1, in five innings.

DePauw improved to 26-10 overall and finished NCAC regular season play at 10-6, while the Ladies finished the season with a 13-27 overall mark and 3-13 in conference play.

Kenyon took a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the opener as Hayley Howard was hit by a pitch and Jamie Samuel followed with a two-run homer.

DePauw got on the board in the second when Amy Hallett led off with a single and moved to second on Holly Paris' sacrifice bunt. Haley Buchanan then delivered an RBI single. The Tigers took a 3-2 lead in the third on Paris' two-run single which scored Cymone Allen and Jen Kosinski and extended it to 4-2 in the fourth on Kosinski's single which plated pinch-runner Lauren Krumweide.

Kenyon's Hannah Smith hit a solo homer in the fifth and Samuel a two-run shot in the sixth to give the Ladies a 5-4 lead.

Rachel MacBeth's leadoff homer in the bottom of the sixth tied the game, 5-5. Allen reached third on a bunt single and a throwing error on the play. Kosinski followed with a single which scored Allen and gave the Tigers the lead. Hallett's sacrifice bunt advanced Kosinski to second before Paris singled her home.

DePauw totaled 15 hits with Kosinski leading with three. Allen, Buchanan and Kate Hendrickson each had two. Samuel had two of Kenyon's six hits.

Kahla Nolan improved to 9-1, while Maddy Stark dropped to 5-16.

In game two, DePauw grabbed a 5-0 lead in the first with three consecutive homers. Hallett hit a three-run homer before Paris and Buchanan added solo shots.

Jamie Story's leadoff homer in the second started another five-run inning. Hallett hit another three-run homer in the inning and Hendrickson drove in Paris with a single to make it 10-0.

Kenyon's lone run came in the fourth as Samuel his third homer of the day. DePauw countered in the bottom of the fourth with Hallett doubling and coming home on Samantha Szyska's single.

DePauw totaled 13 hits ad Hallett had three and drove in six runs. Kosinski and Paris each added two hits. The Tigers' five homers broke the single-game school record of four against Sewanee in a 2010 game. Liz Paterra led Kenyon with two of their six hits.

Emily Dieckmann improved to 11-5 with the win, while Samuel dropped to 8-11.

The Tigers travel to Washington-St. Louis tomorrow for a Noon CDT doubleheader.