Tigers Sweep Bears and Take Three of Four in Series

Tigers Sweep Bears and Take Three of Four in Series

St. Louis, Mo. - The DePauw baseball team wrapped up the weekend with a doubleheader sweep at Washington-St. Louis with an 8-4 win in game one and a 5-2 win in game two to take three wins in the four-game series.

A leadoff home run from Reid Pittard gave DePauw an early lead, which they only extended later on in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. A four-run top of the seventh gave DePauw an 8-0 lead before Washington's attempt of a comeback fell short with a three-run bottom of the seventh and another run in the eighth.

Pittard, Ryan Grippo, Collin Einertson and Mike Hammel all ended with two hits. Each also recorded an RBI, Pittard with two.

Hammel (5-2) was also on the mound for the Tigers to pick up the win. He went seven innings and gave up two earned runs. Jack Dillon came in but only recorded an out, before Nick Horvath earned the extended save in 1 2/3 innings of work.

DePauw started game two the same way as it did the first, with runs in the first innings. This time it was Tate Stewart and Lucas Italiano with RBI singles. Stewart ended the game with a game-high three hits.

Washington tied it in the bottom of the fifth, but the Tigers quickly responded with three in the sixth, which was capped off by a bases clearing double by Hammel.

Meanwhile, Andrew Quinn pitched a complete game to improve his record to 3-2. He gave up two runs on seven hits.

The Tigers enter NCAC Cross-over play winners of nine of their last 10. They are currently 21-16 overall. Washington drops to 28-16.