Terre Haute, Ind. – The DePauw baseball squad split Saturday's twin bill, defeating Rose-Hulman, 3-0, in game one before falling to Concordia College, 7-6, to cap off the day's games on Art Nehf Field on the campus of Rose-Hulman in Terre Haute, Ind.
DePauw moves to 2-3 on the season after Saturday's pair of games. Rose-Hulman dropped to 3-8 after being shutout by the Tigers while Concordia bettered their record to 8-1 after nipping DePauw.
In the morning victory over Rose-Hulman, head coach Jake Martin sent Jack Peck to the bump to break down the Engineers. Seven innings, 25 batters, four hits and no runs later, Peck completed the best performance of his collegiate career, picking up the win after the second save from Joe Wojda in as many games.
DePauw was led offensively by the middle of their infield, as second basemen Pat Lyons and shortstop JB McCallum combined for four hits, a run and an RBI. First baseman Jason Cohen capped the game's scoring in the eighth inning as he ripped his first home run of the season, a solo shot, to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead.
In the nightcap the Tigers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second inning thanks to smart baserunning on a Concordia passed ball.
Concordia struck back in the bottom half of the frame, tying the game up at two. Concordia would not trail for the rest of the game, as they scored at least a run in five-straight innings on Tigers pitching.
DePauw had four players capture two hits or more, led by three hits from third basemen, Paul Mpistolarides. Right fielder Zach Galyean, Cohen and catcher Matt Dorsett each had two hits against Concordia. Galyean and Dorsett each tallied a double, while Dorsett added three RBI to his already impressive offensive output.
Concordia's Kevin Pawell picked up the victory after 2.1 innings of zero earned run ball, giving Steve Cox the opportunity to nail down his second save of the campaign. DePauw's Conor Heneghan was saddled with the loss after going 1.1 innings, allowing just one hit and an earned run.
The Tigers return to the Art Nehf Field on the campus of Rose-Hulman for the third straight day as they take on Concordia University. The first pitch is set to be tossed out at 3 p.m.
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