DePauw Splits Saturday Games

DePauw Splits Saturday Games

Terre Haute, Ind. - DePauw extended its win streak to six with a 12-1 victory over Calvin in today's first game at the Rose-Hulman Invitational, but the host Engineers rallied twice to take a 9-8 win over the Tigers in 11 innings in the day's final game. DePauw is now 6-5 on the season.

Jackson Williams put DePauw on the board in the second inning against Calvin with an RBI double and Noah Salasky followed with a two-run double. Williams drew a bases loaded walk in the third to make it 4-0. The Tigers added three more in the fifth as Jack Omstead had an RBI grounder before Williams delivered a run-scoring triple and Brayden White followed with a single to extend the lead to 7-0.

DePauw wrapped up its scoring in the sixth as Kyle Callahan drove in one with a double before Omstead plated a pair with a single. White and Salasky followed with RBI singles to push the lead to 11-0.

Calvin's lone run came in the seventh as Miles Kipernus led off by reaching on an error, moved to second on a wild pitch, went to third on a grounder and scored on Ricky Padilla's sacrifice fly.

Salasky, Charlie Patrick, Nolan Lavender, Callahan, Williams and White each had two of DePauw's 14 hits. Nick Vogel and Ryan Petersen each had singles for the Knights.

Grant Rademacher moved to 2-1 after tossing a no-hitter for his seven innings while striking out 11 with no walks. Keegan Bridges retired the first two batters of the eighth before Calvin collected its first hit. Calvin starter Zach Thor dropped to 0-1.

Rose-Hulman jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second before Callahan cut the lead in half with a run-scoring grounder in the third. The Engineers added an unearned run in the third, but Patrick evened the score at 3-3 with a two-run single in the fourth.

The Engineers extended the lead to 6-3 in the sixth and DePauw tied it in the seventh on Lavender's single and a two-run base hit from TJ Carney-DeBord.  Patrick's RBI double in the eighth gave DePauw its first lead of the contest at 8-7. The Tigers retired the first two Rose-Hulman batters in the ninth, but a pair of walks followed and Shaine Mitchell scored from second on a passed ball. 

CJ Yoannou's sacrfice fly in the 11th scored White and gave DePauw an 8-7 advantage. David Burnside led off the Engineers' 11th by reaching on an error, but was thrown out at the plate after Conner Heibling singled and moved to third on a DePauw error. Logan Cody followed with a single that scored pinch-runner Tyler Winegar. Mitchell was intentionally walked before Brett Tuttle walked to load the bases. Rose-Hulman won the game when Conner Shipley's single against a drawn in infield brought home Cody.

Patrick led DePauw with four of its 15 hits, while Salasky, Callahan and Lavender each had two. Cody and Shipley each had three of the Engineers' 17 hits with Luke Kluemper, Davis Robeson, Heibling and Harris Camp each totaling two.

Tom Giella dropped to 0-1 with the loss, while Matthew Rouse moved to 1-0.

DePauw hosts Rose-Hulman tomorrow at 1 p.m.