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Ninth-inning Rally Propels Sewanee to Win over Tigers

Ninth-inning Rally Propels Sewanee to Win over Tigers

March 29, 2009


March 29, 2009, Sewanee, Tenn. — Host Sewanee scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth and rallied for a 10-9 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over DePauw. The Tigers dropped to 13-9 overall and 4-2 in the SCAC and had their five-game losing streak snapped, while Sewanee improved to 7-13 overall and 1-5 in the conference.

Sewanee took an early 2-0 lead with two in the first as Franklin Pogue's double scored Taylor Barrett and Trey Axe's fielder's choice plated Taylor Burns. DePauw knotted the score in the second as Jon Newman reached on an error and scored on a wild pitch. Sam Linette reached on a walk and later scored on Chris Schenk's single.

Sewanee regained the lead in the bottom of the second as Chris Mauro scored from third when Burns reached on an error. Justin Weiner scored in the third on Rob McPike's grounder to tie the score at 3-3 before DePauw grabbed a 6-3 advantage with three in the fourth.

Taylor Hoffman's bases loaded groundout scored Schenk and Gardner also scored after an error on the play. Weiner then stole home for the final run of the inning.

Sewanee tied the game at 6-6 with one in the fourth and two in the sixth before DePauw regained the lead with one in the sixth. Hoffman led off the ninth with a single and moved to second on a passed ball. Mike Stout was hit by a pitch before McPike drove in Hoffman with a single. Linette later made it 9-6 with a single that scored Newman.

Taylor Irwin and Pogue led off the Sewanee ninth with singles and pinch-hitter Thomas Pillow reached on a fielder's choice with an error on the play which loaded the bases. After a strikeout, Mac McCallum also reached on a fielder's choice with Irwin and Pogue scoring after a DePauw error. Mauro's single brought home Pillow with the tying run before Barrett's two-out single scored McCallum with the winning run.

DePauw totaled nine hits with Schenk leading with three and McPike added two along with two RBI. Barrett had four of Sewanee's 11 hits, while Mauro had three and Pogue two.

Elliott Ross suffered the loss in relief and dropped to 3-1, while Andrew Rowan improved to 2-1 with the relief win.

DePauw returns to action on Wednesday, April 1, at Wabash for a 4:30 p.m. single game.