Tigers sweep series with Centre; move into first in division

Tigers sweep series with Centre; move into first in division

April 3, 2005


April 3, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw improved to 21-8 overall and 10-2 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference after a doubleheader sweep over visiting Centre. The Tigers won both games by 10-0 scores to extend their win streak to seven and move into first place in the SCAC East Division standings. The Colonels dropped to 10-14 overall and 4-6 in the SCAC.

In the first game, John Tschantz improved to 3-1 after tossing a three-hit shutout over the Colonels. The Tigers took advantage of six Centre errors as seven of the 10 runs were unearned.

The Tigers collected 11 hits with Ryan Sipe leading the way with three and Matt Deahl and Zach Harris each collecting two. John Younger and Deahl each drove in a pair. DePauw scored one in the second, three in the fourth and sixth in the fifth in the win.

In the nightcap, the Tigers again jumped out to an early lead with three in the first as Deahl lifted a sacrifice fly to right scoring Chris Newman, Sipe scored on a wild pitch and Kevin McAteer drove in Greg DeBeer with a single. McAteer drove in two more in the third with a double to make it 5-0.

In the sixth, Younger drove in Kyle Dobbs with a single and Deahl brought home Newman with a base hit. The Tigers ended the game in the seventh as Harris led off with a single and scored when Dobbs doubled and moved to third on a throwing error on the play. Younger then singled to left scoring Dobbs.

DePauw totaled 12 hits with Younger, Newman, McAteer and Dobbs each collecting a pair. Centre finished with seven hits as Eric Moore, Chris Bennett and Tyler Boron each had two of the Colonels' seven hits.

Bill Metzinger improved to 5-0 on the season as he scattered seven hits over seven innings and recorded four strikeouts without allowing a walk. Andy Placido dropped to 1-2 with the loss. Over the final 22 1/3 innings of the series, the Tigers held Centre scoreless.

DePauw travels to Franklin on Wednesday for a 3 p.m. game.