Greencastle, Ind. - With a 4-0 win over Oberlin in game one, DePauw clinched the outright North Coast Athletic Conference title. The second game was halted due to rain in the bottom of the first and will be resumed tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Kenyon College prior to the Tigers' doubleheader against the Ladies. DePauw improved to 24-11 overall and 13-0 in the NCAC, while the Yeowomen dropped to 12-21 overall and 4-11 in conference play.
The teams battled through a scoreless tie over the first three innings before DePauw's Grace Smith hit a solo homer to center with one out in the fourth. The Tigers added two more in the fifth as Jade Mejia Wick singled and moved to second on Paige Price's grounder. Smith followed with an RBI double before Abey Bass doubled her home. DePauw tacked on one more in the sixth with Sarah Beischer drawing a one-out walk and advancing to third on a stolen base and throwing error on the play. Sidney Holler's sacrifice bunt brought Beischer home.
Smith and Bass each had two of DePauw's five hits, while Cat Moruzzi had two over Oberlin's four hits.
Cami Henry moved to 14-6 with the complete game shutout that included nine strikeouts. Dani Pechthalt dropped to 3-3 with the loss.