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DePauw Drops Final Two Games at Case Western Reserve

DePauw Drops Final Two Games at Case Western Reserve

April 21, 2013

Box Scores: Game 1Game 2

Cleveland, Ohio - DePauw wrapped up its four-game series at Case Western Reserve with a doubleheader loss as the Tigers dropped the first game, 9-2, and suffered a 4-3 setback in the nightcap. DePauw slipped to 14-17 on the season, while the Spartans improved to 22-9.

Case Western struck first in the opener as William Meador led off the first by reaching on a walk and later scored when Andrew Gronski hit into a double play. The Spartans made it 2-0 in the second when Meador doubled home Robert Winemiller.

DePauw's first run came in the third as J.B. McCallum led off with a walk and later scored on Brendon Pashia's single. However, Case Western stater Kevin Johnstone proceeded to retire 13 straight Tigers while the Spartans added two in the fifth, three in the seventh and two more in the eighth.

The Tigers' other run came in the ninth when Jason Cohen walked and stole second before scoring on Connor Einertson's single down the left field line.

Einertson had two of DePauw's seven hits, while Gronski, Paul Pakan and Andrew Frey each had three of Case Western's 16 hits. Matt Keen and Winemiller added two each.

Jordan Niespodziany dropped to 3-2, while Johnston improved to 3-3.

The hosts again scored first in game two with a single run in the first as Keen singled and later scored when Brett Ossola reached on a fielder's choice with the bases loaded. Keen scored again in the third after leading off with a single and coming home on Pakan's single.

The Tigers knotted the score in the fifth as Matt Dorsett and Pat Lyons each singled and McCallum walked. Pashia followed with a two-run single through the left side.

Keen and Gronski each singled to start the Case Western seventh and Pakan doubled home Keen. Gronski later scored on Frey's sacrifice fly.

DePauw's final run came in the ninth as Einertson doubled and scored on Lyons' two-out single, but the Tigers' rally ended there.

Matt Dorsett and Lyons each had two of DePauw's eight hits, while Pakan led Case Western with four of its 13 hits. Zach Galyean had one hit in each game to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. Keen added three and Jordan Swisher two.

Brendan Bolander dropped to 1-1 in relief of Alex Sroka, while John Fortunato improved to 4-1and Daniel Sondag picked up his third save.

The Tigers return to action on Wednesday, April 24, when they travel to Rose-Hulman for a 7 p.m. contest.

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