Tigers Finish Fourth at Transylvania

Tigers Finish Fourth at Transylvania

Lexington, Ky. - DePauw slipped to 1-3 on the season and finished fourth at the Transylvania Tournament after losses to Transylvania and Wartburg. The Tigers dropped a 10-2 contest to the hosts in five innings before Wartburg came back for a 9-8 win in the third-place game.

In the Transylvania game, the Pioneers scored three in the bottom of the first and one in the second before the Tigers cut the lead in half in the fifth.

Alyssa Nowak and Abey Bass each singled and moved up a base on Kathleen Byers grounder. Kat Panos reached on a fielder's choice that allowed Nowak to score. Panos stole second and Bass came home on an error by the Transylvania catcher.

Transylvania ended the game in the fifth with six runs on five hits with three DePauw errors.

Bass collected two of DePauw's five hits. The Pioneers finished with 14 hits with Brittany Mumford and Shelby Bailey collecting three apiece. Shelby Gambrell, Renae Morton and Shelbi Poehlein each had two hits.

Emma Baldwin dropped to 0-1 with the loss, while Jordan Kramer improved to 1-0.

DePauw jumped out to a 5-0 lead against Wartburg with one run in the first and third innings sandwiching a three-run second. 

Sidney Holler's first-inning single plated Nowak and gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead over Wartburg. Andi Sarkisian singled home Gabby Smart in the second before Mina Shaw score Sarkisian with a triple and Megan Montgomery brought in Shaw with a double. Smart's triple in the third scored Holler and made it 5-0.

The Knights came back with three in the third on an RBI double from Mara Forsyth and a two-run homer off the bat of Taylor Smola.

The Tigers pushed the lead to 7-3 in the fifth on back-to-back solo homers from Holler and Panos to start the frame.

Forsyth's two-run homer in the fifth cut DePauw's lead to 7-5 and the Knights added four more in the sixth on an RBI single from Kailee O'Brien and Kimberly Wdeking's a three-run blast.

DePauw managed one in the seventh when Sarah Beischer scored on a wild pitch.

The Tigers totaled 10 hits led by Holler's three and Smart's two. Forsyth had three of Wartburg's 12 hits, while Wedeking, Smola and Breanna Gray had two each.

Brooke Bandy suffered the loss and dropped to 0-2, while Wedeking picked up the win.

Holler and Baldwin earned spots on the all-tournament team.

DePauw returns to action on Saturday, March 11, at third-ranked East Texas Baptist before taking on top-ranked Texas-Tyler on March 12.