Lexington, Ky. -- A ninth inning rally led to an extra inning win, and DePauw split a pair of games against Transylvania on Monday, a 7-5 (12 inn.) win and a 7-0 (7 inn.) loss.
In game one, which lasted four hours and 10 minutes, DePauw was on the brink of defeat until Collin Einertson blasted a 3-run home run to tie the game at 5-5. From there the pitching stayed true, and in the 12th inning DePauw got an RBI double from C.J. Yoannou and an RBI single from Elliot Shebek.
Small ball got the better of the Tigers through the first four innings as Transylvania scored four runs with just one hit. The Pioneers' first run came after a strike them out, throw them out as a run score before the runner at first was caught stealing second.
A ground ball to second scored Transylvania's next run. Then in the fourth, they got another when they were hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and then another on a wild pitch.
In fact, starter Grant Rademacher actually pitched a no-hitter in his three innings of work but was responsible for two earned runs.
Offensively, DePauw had just one hit through five innings until they scored two runs in the sixth. Again, it was Einertson who had a two-run double to right center as the senior finished 3-for-6 with five RBI.
In game two, the bats were silenced in a combined three hitter from starter Nick Craddock and Colton Hartig, as the Pioneers won 7-0 in seven innings.
With the split DePauw moves to 2-8 while Transylvania moves to 8-9. The Tigers travel to Otterbein for a single game on Tuesday.