DePauw Closes NCAC Regular Season Play with Split Against Kenyon

DePauw Closes NCAC Regular Season Play with Split Against Kenyon

Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw wrapped up North coast Athletic Conference regular season play with a doubleheader split with visiting Kenyon. DePauw won the opening game, 1-0, but suffered a 4-2 loss in the nightcap.

The Tigers moved to 26-14 overall and 15-1 in the NCAC and set the NCAC record for conference wins in a season. Kenyon finished its season at 17-22-1 overall and 6-10 in the conference.

In the opener, the teams were scoreless through five innings before the Tigers scored the game's lone run in the bottom of the sixth. Linsey Button drilled a one-out double to right and Andi Sarkisian entered as a pinch-runner. Lauren Godden grounded out to third and, as Sarkisian advanced to third, the Ladies were unable to field the throw at third allowing Sarkisian to score.

Haleigh Chasteen had two of DePauw's six hits, while Danielle Elizarraraz had Kenyon's lone hit. 

Brooke Bandy improved to 8-4 with the one-hitter and she struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings. Bandy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Emma Baldwin picked up her fourth save after pitching two-thirds of an inning of scoreless relief. Austen Whibley dropped to 12-15.

In game 2, Godden led off the second with a homer to center and the Tigers loaded the bases, but Whibley, who entered the game in relief for Kenyon, struck out the final two DePauw hitters to end the threat.

DePauw added one more in the third as Liz Getz led off with an infield single and moved to second on a wild pitch. Button reached on an error that allowed Getz to score from second.

Amanda Coyle led off the Kenyon fifth with an infield single before Jane Ghublikian followed with a homer to right center. Bandy replaced Ashlee Gibson in the circle and Madi Maldonado delivered a double down the left field line before Grace Pilz homered to right center to make it 4-2.

Five different Tigers collected one hit apiece, while seven different Ladies had one hit each. Bandy dropped to 8-5 with the loss, while Whibley improved to 13-15 and finished by retiring the final 13 batters she faced.

DePauw returns to action on Friday, May 6, when it hosts Ohio Wesleyan in the second game of the NCAC Tournament. For more information on the tournament, please visit the official site.