DePauw Sweeps Sunday Competition

DePauw Sweeps Sunday Competition

Bloomington, Ill. - A walk-off win in the first game of the day and a run-rule victory in the second gave DePauw a Sunday sweep as the Tigers topped Buena Vista, 3-2, and Anderson, 13-3 in five innings. The Tigers moved to 10-15 with the wins.

In the Buena Vista game, the Tigers grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first as Kaylyn Linder singled and stole second and later advanced to third on an error before scoring on Lauren Godden's single. 

The Beavers took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on RBI singles from Mckynze Hansen and Keely Bycroft.

Godden led off the DePauw sixth with a single and pinch-runner Mina Shaw moved to second on Breanna DeYoung's sacrifice bunt. Jordyn Fera then evened the score with a double to left center.

DePauw won it in the bottom of the seventh as Linder doubled down the left field line with two outs and scored the game-winning run on Liz Getz's RBI double down the right field line.

Linder led DePauw with three of its nine hits, while Godden and Fera added two apiece. Five different players had one hit each for the Beavers.

Emma Baldwin improved to 4-8 after relieving Devin Pieper and retiring all seven batters she faced. Marissa Promes dropped to 6-2.

Against Anderson, the Tigers again struck early as Godden drove in Getz with a grounder in the first and Megan Montgomery followed with an RBI double that brought home Fera.

The lead moved to 6-0 in the second on a two-run single from Linder and Fera's two-run homer.

Anderson cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the second as RBI doubles from Mariah Hardin and Hadley Decker sandwiched a run-scoring ground out off the bat of Kerrigan McClain.

Montgomery led off the third with a homer and Getz later doubled home Alyssa Nowak to make it 8-3. Linder led off the fourth with a single and stole second. She then advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a throwing error on the play.

The Tigers wrapped up the win in the fifth as Getz drove in Kathleen Byers with a single before Linder's grounder plated Nowak. Fera's single to left brought home Getz and Godden's double scored Fera.

DePauw totaled 16 hits led by Getz, Fera and Montgomery with three each. Linder and Nowak each had two. Annilou Belvo and Brooke Walden each had two of Anderson's seven hits.

Devin Pieper improved to 2-2 with the complete game win that included eight strikeouts. Kacey Kaelin dropped to 2-3.

The Tigers return to action on Tuesday, April 10, when they host Ohio Wesleyan in a 4 p.m. doubleheader.