Tigers Improve to 14-9 with Win at Wabash

Tigers Improve to 14-9 with Win at Wabash

April 1, 2009


April 1, 2009, Crawfordsville, Ind. —  DePauw trailed 4-3 after two innings, but scored six in the third and three in the fourth to pull away from Wabash on the way to a 16-7 win over the Little Giants. The Tigers improved to 14-9, while Wabash dropped to 6-11.

Mike Stout and Rob McPike hit back-to-back doubles in the first to give DePauw a 1-0 lead and Wabash evened the score in the bottom half of the frame on David Seibel's single which scored Jake Thomas. Drew Holy led off the second with a homer to right to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead.

Wabash took the lead in the bottom of the second as Tanner Coggins led off with a single and moved to second on Derek Bailey's sacrifice bunt. Brian Lares moved Coggins to third with a single before P.J. Tyson laid down a squeeze bunt which scored Coggins. An error on the play allowed Lares to score. Chris Deig singled Tyson to third. Thomas then grounded out to first, but an error on the throw to second to complete the double play was errant and Tyson scored to make it 4-2.

Justin Weiner led off the DePauw third with a single before Taylor Hoffman walked and Stout was hit by a pitch to load the bases. McPike walked to score Weiner and Jon Newman singled in Hoffman. Holy reached on a Wabash error which scored Stout before Sam Linette scored two with a single. Ben Gardner's infield single scored Holy and gave DePauw an 8-4 lead.

Stout led off the fourth with a double, moved to third on McPike's single and scored on Newman's single. Gardner later singled driving in McPike and Newman and lifting the Tigers to an 11-4 advantage.

Wabash cut the lead to 11-7 in the fifth on a run-scoring single by Tyler Burke and a two-run base hit off the bat of Lares.

Hoffman's triple in the seventh scored two and Stout followed with a two-run homer to left. The Tigers added one more in the ninth as Stout doubled and scored on McPike's base hit.

The Tigers pounded out 16 hits led by Stout with four including three doubles and a homer. McPike and Newman each had three hits and Gardner added two. Stout also scored five in the win, while McPike and Gardner each drove in three. Wabash totaled 12 hits led by Deig with three and two each from Seibel and Lares.

David Morefield improved to 3-0 with the win, while Mike Korfhagen dropped to 0-3. The victory was DePauw's 18th straight over Wabash dating back to the 2000 season.

DePauw travels to Indianapolis' Victory Field tomorrow for a 6 p.m. game against Anderson.