Tigers Defeat Engineers in Home Opener

Tigers Defeat Engineers in Home Opener

Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw scored seven runs in its final three at-bats and moved to 7-5 on the season with a 10-4 win over visiting Rose-Hulman in the Tigers' home opener. The Engineers dropped to 6-5.

DePauw got out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first as Noah Salasky led off with a single and scored when CJ Yoannou hammered a homer to right center. After Kyle Callahan was hit by a pitch, Spencer Youngcourt delivered an RBI double to center.

The Engineers evened the score in the fourth as Logan Cody doubled home Conner Helbling and later scored on Ryan Stachowski's double. Josh Mesenbrink then followed with a single to center that scored Stachowski.

Rose-Hulman took its first lead of the game in the sixth when David Burnside hit a solo homer to right center.

DePauw regained the lead in the bottom of the sixth as Charlie Patrick reached on an error and moved to second when Callahan drew a walk. Nolan Lavender reached on an error that allowed Patrick to score. Callahan was thrown out at the plate as a throwing error on the relay to the infield permitted Lavender to reach third. Youngcourt delivered a double to right center that scored Lavender and gave the Tigers a 5-4 lead.

The Tigers extended the lead to 6-4 in the seventh as Noah Salasky was hit by a pitch with two outs. Yoannou followed with a single and Patrick drove in Salasky with a line single to right.

DePauw sealed the win in the eighth as Brayden White singled home Youngcourt with the bases loaded before Yoannou reached on an error that plated Nelson. Patrick drew a base loaded walk to score Jackson Williams and Callahan wrapped up the scoring with a sacrifice fly that brought home White.

Yoannou and Youngcourt each had two of DePauw's eight hits with Yoannou driving in three. Stachowski had two of the Engineers' eight hits.

Joe Runnells improved to 2-0 after starting and going six inning swith four strikeouts and no walks. Trever Bruno dropped to 0-2.

DePauw returns to action on Sunday, March 24, when it faces Union (N.Y.) in a doubleheader in Auburndale, Fla.