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Tigers open SCAC series at Rose-Hulman with come-from-behind win

Tigers open SCAC series at Rose-Hulman with come-from-behind win

April 8, 2005


April 8, 2005, Terre Haute, Ind. - Kyle Dobbs not only broke a DePauw career record with his two-run triple in the eighth, but he also broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Tigers a 5-4 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win at Rose-Hulman.

The Tigers improved to 22-9 overall and 11-2 in the SCAC, while the Engineers dropped to 15-10 overall and 8-3 in the conference.

DePauw entered the top of the eighth with a 3-2 deficit before Adrian Norris and pinch-hitter Matt Kleine started a two-out rally with singles to deep short. Zach Harris followed with a single up the middle that scored Norris and tied the game.

Dobbs then ripped his 11th career triple that scored Kleine and Harris with the go-ahead run. That three-bagger broke the school career mark of 10 held by Nick Horvath (1999-01).

The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first as Chris Newman and Ryan Sipe hit back-to-back singles and Newman scored on Greg DeBeer's single.

Rose-Hulman knotted the score in the bottom half of the inning as Josh Nash led off with a double, moved to third on Matt Pepelea's single and scored on a wild pitch.

Harris singled with one out in the second and moved to third on a single by Dobbs. John Younger's groundout scored Harris and made it 2-1.

Shawn Smith singled in the Rose-Hulman fourth and stole second before Jimmy Goebel drove him in with a single and advanced to second on an error. Goebel then scored on Adam Knaack's single.

After DePauw took the 5-3 lead, the Engineers rallied in the bottom of the eighth as Pepelea led off with a double and scored on Scott Tourville's double. Tourville moved up to third on a passed ball and Smith walked.

Kellen Hurst came in to pinch hit and squared around to bunt but couldn't make contact and the Tigers caught Tourville in a rundown for the inning's second out. DePauw starter P.J. Mitchell then retired the final four Engineers for the win.

The Tigers totaled 14 hits with Dobbs and Harris leading the way with three each. Sipe and Norris each had a pair. The Engineers had nine hits with Pepelea leading with three and Nash adding two.

Mitchell improved to 5-2 with the win as he allowed nine hits over nine innings and struck out a career-high 12 batters. Nathan Soyer suffered his first loss in dropping to 5-1.

The two teams face each other in a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.  Both games can be heard live on WGRE.