Auburndale, Fla. - DePauw totaled 21 runs and extended its win streak to three with a doubleheader sweep of Elmhurst by scores of 8-3 and 13-7. The Tigers moved to 10-6 on the season, while the Bluejays dropped to 4-7.
In the opener, DePauw scored in five of the seven innings on the way to the win. Nolan Lavender's single in the first scored Charlie Patrick and put the Tigers in front, but Elmhurst responded with Jacob McMillan's RBI single in the first and Kyle Kohn's run-scoring base hit in the second.
Noah Salasky's single in the third scored Patrick and knotted the score at 2-2 before Patrick's fourth-inning sacrifice fly scored Nick Nelson and gave the Tigers a 3-2 advantage. They extended the lead to 5-2 in the fifth on RBI singles from TJ Carney-DeBord and Jackson Williams.
Elmhurst cut the deficit to 5-3 in the sixth on Tyler Kledzik's RBI grounder, but DePauw sealed the victory in the seventh as Salasky scored on a wild pitch , Carney-DeBord came home on a passed ball and Patrick drove in Nelson with a single.
Lavender, Salasky and Williams each had two of DePauw's 10 hits, while Drew Raspolich had two of the Bluejays' six hits.
In the second game, the Tigers grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first as Lavender's sacrifice fly scored Patrick and Nelson brought home Carney-DeBord and Kyle Callahan with a double.
Elmhurst wasted little time in mounting a comeback as Lorenzo put the Bluejays on the board with an RBI single before Kledzik belted a grand slam to make it 5-3.
DePauw erupted for six in the fourth as Salasky and Carney-DeBord each had two-run singles and Lavender wrapped up the scoring in the frame with a two-run double.
Kledzik's run-scoring double in the fifth cut the DePauw lead to 9-6, but Patrick pushed it to 11-6 with a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning.
Farino's sixth-inning double scored Colin Winston to make it 11-7 before Nelson concluded the scoring in the sixth with a two-run double that scored Lavender and Callahan.
Nelson had three of DePauw's nine hits, while Patrick added a pair. Kledzik and Farino each had two of Elmhurst's six hits.
Spencer Youngcourt improved to 1-1 after pitching the final five innings and striking out six. Alec Berry dropped to 0-1.
DePauw face Thomas (Maine) tomorrow at 9:45 a.m. EDT.