DePauw Splits Baseball Twinbill with Webster
March 16, 2010
March 16, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw is 7-4 on the season after splitting a doubleheader with visiting Webster. The Tigers dropped the first game, 11-6, but rallied for a 4-3 win in 10 innings in the nightcap. The Gorloks are now 4-3 after the split.
Sam Linette scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th on Alex Wright's on one-out single. Linette led off the 10th with an infield single and stole second before Wright lifted his game-winning hit over a drawn in outfield.
Webster took a 2-0 lead in the sixth before the Tigers scored an unearned run in the seventh when Taylor Hoffman's sacrifice fly scored Sam Swafford who reached on an error.
DePauw took a 3-2 lead in the eighth when Linette hit a one-out triple and scored on Drew Holy's double. Wright followed with a single up the middle which moved Holy to third. With Swafford batting, Holy was caught off of third prior to a squeeze play. Swafford, however, delivered a run-scoring single to right to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead.
In the ninth, Victor Valdez and Joe Biagini opened with singles through the left side before Craig Schaefer reached base on an overthrow of his sacrifice bunt which loaded the bases. allowed Valdez to score. Dakota Huey followed with a single which scored Valez and tied the game. DePauw reliever Elliott Ross retired the next three to end the inning.
The Tigers had two on with one out in the ninth, but Rob McPike's line shot to the mound was turned into a double play.
Linette, Holy and Wright each had two of DePauw's eight hits. Webster totaled 11 hits paced by two each from Anthony Genna, Biagini, Huey and Nathan Shelton. Elliott Ross improved to 2-1 with the relief win, while Chris Cravatta suffered the loss.
In the opener, McPike blasted a two-run homer in the first which put the Tigers ahead 2-0. The Gorlocks reached the scoreboard in the third with John Combs scored after Genna reached base on a DePauw throwing error. Valdez followed with a two-run homer before Schaefer followed with another two-run blast.
McPike's two-run double in the third cut the Webster lead to 5-4, but the Gorloks followed with three in the fourth on Biagini's bases loaded sacrifice fly and Schaefer's two-run single.
Biagini's bases loaded sacrifice fly made it 6-4 before Schaefer delivered a two-run single. The lead reached 9-4 in the seventh when Huey scored from second after Aaron Senzell single down the right field line and the throw to third was errant.
The Tigers added two more in the eighth on Alex Berlyn's two-run triple, but the Gorloks scored two in the ninth.
DePauw totaled 12 hits in the loss with Berlyn leading the way with three followed by Hoffman, McPike and Wright with two hits each. McPike drove in four. Webster finished with 15 hits led by Schaefer with four and Huey and Combs with two each. Schaefer drove in four.
Mike Peterson dropped to 1-2 with the loss, while David Mueller took the win.
The Tigers travel to Franklin tomorrow for a 4:30 p.m. game.