DePauw Drops Pair at Wittenberg; Sunday Twinbill on the Docket
April 27, 2013
Springfield, Ohio - DePauw dropped into a three-way tie for second in the North Coast Athletic Conference West Division standings following a doubleheader loss at Wittenberg. The visiting Tigers dropped the opener by a 4-0 score and took a 7-6 defeat in the 11-inning nightcap.
DePauw dropped to 15-19 overall and 7-7 in NCAC divisional play, while Wittenberg improved to 19-13 overall and 7-7 in the conference. The teams square off in a Noon doubleheader tomorrow with DePauw needing a sweep in order to host next weekend's crossover series.
In the opener, the hosts scored all they would need in the first inning. Zac Wilson led off by being hit by a pitch and moved to second on Brandon Reaman's sacrifice bunt. Wilson moved to third on a wild pitch and then scored on Tyler Hutchinson's singled down the right field line. Graham Wolff followed with a two-run homer to left, his fourth of the season.
Wolff scored Wittenberg's final run as he doubled in the third and scored on David Moore's single to center.
The only time DePauw advanced a runner to third came in the sixth when Zach Galyean walked and Jason Cohen doubled, but the last two hitters in the inning struck out.
Brendon Pashia and Cohen each had two of DePauw's five hits, while Alex Lochard had three of Wittenberg's 10 and Wolff added a pair.
Michael Chiaro suffered the loss and dropped to 2-4, while Kevin Tolle improved to 4-3 with the five-hit shutout.
Wittenberg took a 2-0 lead in the opening inning of the nightcap as Woolf and Moore each had RBI singles, but DePauw evened the score in the third as Brendon Pashia drove in Pat Lyons after reaching on an error and later scored on Galyean's base hit to left.
Lyons delivered a two-run single in the fourth to give DePauw a 4-2 advantage before Reaman's run-scoring single in the fifth drew the hosts to within a run.
Wolff's two-run, bases loaded double in the seventh pushed Wittenberg back in front, 5-4, and the game looked to be over but Cohen reached in the ninth on a two-out error by the Wittenberg left fielder and scored on Robbie Stein's double.
DePauw again started a two-out rally in the 10th as Lyons singled to left and moved to second on a wild pitch. J.B. McCallum followed with a double to left center to make it 6-5.
Grant Goodwin led off the 10th with a single to center and pinch-runner Brian Raymond moved to second on Rob Lamonde's sacrifice bunt. After Zach Finke was hit by a pitch, Michael Beedy drove in Raymond with a base hit to center.
DePauw had a runner on third with two outs in the 11th, but couldn't score. Hutchinson singled to start the 11th and advanced to second on pinch-hitter Lochard's two-out single to center. Mike Burgher was hit by a pitch and Finke drew a bases loaded walk to score Hutchinson with the game-winner.
Each team totaled 16 hits with Robbie Stein leading DePauw with his second four-hit game in the last three contests. McCallum, Galyean, Connor Einertson, Ryan Allee and Lyons each added two. Reaman paced Wittenberg with three followed by two each from Hutchinson, Wolff, Goodwin and Beedy.
Jonathan Long improved to 1-1 after pitching a scoreless ninth, while Joe Wojda dropped to 1-2.
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