Tigers Drop Twinbill to Ravens
Greencastle, Ind. - The 23rd-ranked Anderson Ravens pounded out 21 hits and DePauw committed eight errors as the Ravens swept the Tigers by scores of 11-1 and 7-4. DePauw dropped to 15-11 with the losses, while Anderson improved to 15-2.
Morgan Burke reached on an infield error and moved to second on the play on Yardley Collett's single to center. Taylar Kelso's two-out triple down the right field line gave the Ravens a 2-0 lead.
DePauw countered with one in the bottom of the first when Sammi Bell led off by reaching on an error and moved to second on the play. Taylor Golden moved her to third on a sacrifice bunt and Bell scored when Jennifer Ridge reached on an error.
Brittany Sugg singled with one out in the Anderson second and scored on Samantha Steele's triple down the right field line to make it 3-1.
The Ravens added five more in the fifth as Kelso drove in one with a single and Blake Thomas followed with a three-run homer to center. Samantha Steele added an RBI double in the frame. Anderson's final three runs, each unearned, came in the seventh.
Ridge and Grace Hendrickson each had two of DePauw's six hits, while Steele had three of Anderson's 12. Burke, Collett and Kelso each had two.
Kahla Nolan dropped to 12-7 with the loss, while Rachel Fiscus improved to 3-0.
The Ravens scored five in the first inning of the second game as Kelso drove in two with a double and Thomas added a two-run single before Sugg added a run-scoring double.
Anderson's Nicole Frazier drew a two-out walk and stole second in the second inning. She scored on a dropped pop fly in the infield.
DePauw scored a pair in the bottom of the second as Gabby Smart was hit by a pitch and Linsey Button and Hailey Freres followed with singles to load the bases. Amanda Chastang's infield single plated Smart and Freres scored when Golden reached on an error.
The Ravens' final run came in the fourth when Burke singled and stole second before scoring on Kelso's double.
Golden added an RBI double in the seventh and Hendrickson drove in one with a ground out in the frame to end the scoring.
Eight different Tigers had one hit apiece, while Burke had three of Anderson's nine. Kelso and Sugg each had two hits.
Freres dropped to 1-3, while reliever Hannah Belvo improved to 4-0.
DePauw hosts Ohio Wesleyan on Wednesday, April 9, in a 4 p.m. doubleheader.