Greencastle, Ind. - With a 6-0 win over Kenyon and a 1-0 victory over Denison, 18th-ranked DePauw advanced to tomorrow's championship game of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament. The Tigers return to the diamond at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow to face the winner of the 11 a.m. battle between Denison and Wooster in the double-elimination tournament.
In the Kenyon game, the Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the second as Meghan Gonzalez led off with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch then to third on Jade Mejia Wick's grounder and scored on Becca St. Germain's single. St. Germain later scored on Sidney Holler's ground out.
Caleigh Cramer delivered a leadoff pinch-hit double in the fifth and Geary re-entered on the base paths before Bass singled her home and, following an error on an attempt to throw her out at second, came around to score.
Bass and Gonzalez each had two of DePauw's 11 hits as nine Tigers collected hits. Three Ladies had one hit apiece.
In the Denison game, the lone run came in the fourth as Kaylyn Linder led off with a single and moved to second on Bass' base hit. Gonzalez advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt and Holler drove in Linder with a grounder to second.
Four different Tigers had one hit apiece, while Lindsey Clemson had two of the Big Red's four hits.
Cami Henry improved to 16-6 with the four-hit shutout that included five strikeouts and no walks. Colleen Hoffman dropped to 11-5.