DePauw Takes Two from Wartburg and WashU

DePauw Takes Two from Wartburg and WashU

St. Louis, Mo. - DePauw scored 11 of its 12 runs on the day in just three innings and picked up a 7-5 win over Wartburg and a 5-1 victory over host WashU at the Schutt Invitational. The Tigers moved to 4-2 with the sweep.

In the Wartburg contest, the Knights grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on Sydney Illg's RBI grounder and Olivia Brecht's sacrifice fly.

DePauw responded in the bottom of the frame with five runs as the first three batters reached on singles before Becca St. Germain drove in Kate Geary with a sacrifice fly.  Meghan Gonzalez laid down a sacrifice bunt that plated Jordyn Fera. Kaylyn Linder scored on the play after a throwing error. Grace Smith then delivered a two-run double to make it 5-2.

The Tigers added two more in the second as Geary scored after Fera popped into a double play and St. Germain followed with a homer to left.

Wartburg wrapped up the scoring in the fourth with three runs.

Geary had two of DePauw's eight hits with St. Germain and Smith each driving in two. Liz Roby-Miklus, Brecht and Morgan Goedken each had two of the Knights' eight hits.

Mac Jones improved to 1-0 after relieving Devin Pieper and allowing just one unearned run in 3 2/3 innings. Brenna Gray dropped to 5-2 with the loss.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead against WashU on Jones' RBI single in the third before the Bears tied it in the bottom of the fourth on Katie Gould's single that score Amy Walsh who led off the inning with a triple.

The game remained tied until the seventh when DePauw scord four. Geary's sacrifice bunt scored Ali Dierks and Abey Bass drove home Geary with a double. Jade Mejia Wick plated Smith, who ran for Bass, with a single and Sidney Holler followed with a run-scoring double.

Geary, Jones and Holler each had two of DePauw's 10 hits, while five different Bears collected one hit apiece.

Cami Henry picked up the complete game victory after striking out 12 with no walks, while Madison Denton dropped to 3-1.

The Tigers face Wartburg tomorrow at 11 a.m. CDT and WashU at 3:30 p.m. CDT.