Tigers Extend Win Streak to Five with Sunday Sweep

Tigers Extend Win Streak to Five with Sunday Sweep

St. Louis, Mo. - DePauw extended its win streak to five and moved to 6-2 on the season after wins over Wartburg (9-2) and WashU (5-4).

In the Warburg game, the Tigers got out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Becca St. Germain doubled home Jade Mejia Wick.

The Knights countered with single runs in the second and third innings to take a 2-1 advantage. DePauw regained the lead in the fourth on a pair of unearned runs.

DePauw added four runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth for the win.

Mejia Wick and St. Germain paced the Tigers with three hits apiece, while Kate Geary and Sidney Holler each added two in the Tigers' 15-hit attack. Four different Wartburg players collected one hit each.

Cami Henry improved to 3-2 with the complete game win as she struck out 12 and walked just one while allowing one earned run. Madison Hiestand dropped to 0-1 with the loss.

In the win over WashU, the Tigers again gained an early lead as Jordyn Fera doubled home Geary in the first. Fera clubbed a solo homer in the third to make it 2-0.

The Bears took a 3-2 lead in the fourth as Katie Gould stole home for the hosts' first run before Julia Flores tied the game with an RBI single and Josi Elder gave them the lead with a sacrifice fly. Mikaela Arredondo's single in the top of the fifth scored Amy Walsh and stretched the WashU lead to 4-2.

DePauw plated three in the fifth as Geary led off with a double and moved to third when Abey Bass reached on an error. Bass stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch that allowed Geary to score. Fera knotted the score with a sacrifice fly that brought home Fera and St. Germain later drove in the eventual winning run with a singled that scored Alyssa Nowak.

Geary, Fera and St. Germain each had two of DePauw's eight hits, while Walsh and Gould had two each of the Bears' seven hits.

Mac Jones moved to 2-0 after relieving Riley Magoon. Henry picked up her second save with two innings of scoreless relief. Abby Graegin dropped to 1-3.

The Tigers return to action on Sunday, March 24, when they travel to Whitworth for a 1 p.m. PDT doubleheader.