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Tigers split twinbill with 10th-ranked Bears

Tigers split twinbill with 10th-ranked Bears

April 10, 2007

BOX SCORES: Game 1 | Game 2

April 10, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw scored nine in the opening frame of the nightcap against 10th-ranked Washington University on the way to an 11-1 victory which salvaged a split of the twinbill. The Bears won the first game, 9-4. DePauw is now 20-12 on the season, while Washington is 23-6.

Six straight Tigers reached base in the bottom of the first of the second game giving DePauw a 3-0 lead before Eric Reese and Chris Newman delivered two-out, two-run singles and Matt Kleine followed with a two-run double. Sam Linette's second inning single up the middle scored Matt Fritz and pushed DePauw's lead to 10-0

Washington added a solo run in the third when Zander Lehmann's double scored David Kramer. The Tigers scored their final run of the contest in the sixth when pinch-hitter Jake Tri banged a two-out double to left center and scored on Jeremy Dickinson's single.

Newman led the Tigers with three of their 13 hits, while Kleine and Reese each had two. The Bears totaled eight hits with Kramer and Eddy Hoering each finishing with two. David Morefield improved to 1-0 with six innings of work, while Andy Shields dropped to 6-2 with the loss.

In the opener DePauw took a 1-0 lead in the first when Kleine's single scored Dickinson from third. The Bears took the lead for good in the second with four runs as Lehmann drove in one with a bases loaded single and Shields followed with a two-run double and Hoering added an RBI single.

The Bears made it 5-1 in the fifth on Andy Webb's sacrifice fly and DePauw countered in the bottom of the inning when Kleine's groundout plated Dickinson. In the sixth, Arden Farhi and Webb each delivered RBI singles. Washington closed out its scoring in the seventh when one run scored on a DePauw error and another on a fielder's choice.

DePauw scored twice in the bottom of the seventh as Kleine scored Dickinson with a double to left center and Adam Ford drove in Newman with a groundout.

The Tigers totaled 10 hits led by Dickinson's three and two each from Kleine and Reese. The Bears finished with 12 hits as Lehman, Hoering and Remy Midkiff each had two. Brian Williams improved to 8-1, while Patrick Henry dropped to 0-2.

DePauw returns to Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action on Friday when it begins a four-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series against visiting Oglethorpe in a 3 p.m. single game.