Tigers Run-Rule Little Giants to Open Shortened Series

Tigers Run-Rule Little Giants to Open Shortened Series

Crawfordsville, Ind. -- The DePauw baseball team totaled 12 runs and 17 hits in seven innings to best rival Wabash 12-2 on Monday to begin their final NCAC West Division series of the year. 

DePauw wasted little time getting on the board, collecting five hits and five runs in the first inning alone. Reid Pittard led off the game with a triple and was later brought home on a single up the middle from Ryan Grippo.

Collin Einertson made it a 2-0 game with a single to left field before Max Cohen doubled home two runs to left center. A sacrifice fly from Zack Wade made it 5-0.

Cohen was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, going 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. He hit a solo home run in the sixth.

DePauw held an 8-0 lead before Wabash scored two in the fifth, but the Tigers answered with three in the sixth and another run in the seventh.

Mike Hammel pitched six innings to collect his sixth win of the season. He struck out seven and allowed just one earned run. Grant Rademacher pitched a clean seventh to close out the game.

Wabash started Jensen Kirch (4-3) recorded the loss, lasting just three innings and giving up seven earned runs.

DePauw improves to 27-7 and 10-3 in the NCAC West, while Wabash drops to 20-14 and 5-8.

The two teams were scheduled for a four-game series this past weekend but all four games were postponed due to weather. The two teams wrap up the series with a single game at 4:15 Tuesday.