Tigers Split; Fall Out of Contention for NCAC Tournament

Tigers Split; Fall Out of Contention for NCAC Tournament

Meadville, Pa. – DePauw needed to sweep their doubleheader against Allegheny on Saturday for a chance to make the upcoming NCAC Tournament, but their fate was sealed after a 6-1 game one loss. However, the Tigers did rebound with a 4-0 game two win.

In game one, a throwing error gave Allegheny an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. From there, Allegheny slowly chipped away with a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and another in the sixth.

DePauw's lone run came in the seventh when they had a prime opportunity to come back when their first three batters reached base. However, a double play, which scored the run, and a ground out promptly ended the inning and gave the game its eventual final score.

DePauw recorded just seven hits. Three of those came from Noah Salasky and two came from Brayden White.

Starter Tyler Holt (3-3) took the loss after giving up three runs, two earned, in four innings. Allegheny starter Sean Kealey moved to 5-4 after a seven inning, seven strikeout performance.

In game two, the Tigers supplied enough run support to back starter Grant Rademacher, who went eight innings of two hit baseball. Rademacher also struck out 10 as he earned his fourth win of the year.

Collin Einertson got the Tigers on the board in the first with an RBI single to right field. The remainder of DePauw's runs came in the seventh.

CJ Yoannou had his own RBI single to right in the seventh. Einertson recorded another RBI on a groundout, and Salasky doubled to center to make it 4-0.

Salasky finished 3-for-5 and wrapped up his day by going 6-for-9. Yoannou finished 2-for-5, and White finished 2-for-4 in game two.

The Tigers are 11-24 overall and finish NCAC play at 9-9. Allegheny concludes their season at 17-21 overall and 8-10 in the NCAC.

The Tigers will conclude their season tomorrow with a doubleheader at Thomas More.