Tigers Stage 9-Run Comeback Win in Series Finale

Tigers Stage 9-Run Comeback Win in Series Finale

Greencastle, Ind. -- In game two of Sunday's doubleheader against Ohio Wesleyan, DePauw found themselves trailing 12-3 after 5 1/2 innings before they amounted a massive comeback, winning 16-13 and capturing a series win in the process.

DePauw scored seven runs in the sixth, two in the seventh and four in the eighth. Defensively, Tom Giella, who recorded the win, and the Tigers got out of a bases loaded, no out jam in the top of the ninth with a double play ball to short and another grounder to short to end the game.

And the Tigers did it all without the home run ball but hit five triples and two doubles. Collin Einertson led the way going 3-for-5 with two triples, one double, three RBI and three runs scored.

Einertson started DePauw's rally in the sixth with a two-run triple, and CJ Yoannou ended it in the sixth with his own two-run triple.

DePauw tied it in the seventh. Noah Salasky hit an RBI single before scoring the game tying run off an RBI double from Reid Pittard.

DePauw took the lead for good in the eighth with an RBI double from Einertson, an RBI sacrifice from Noah Salasky and an RBI triple from Zack Wade.

It was a solid pick me up following DePauw's 9-6 loss in game one. DePauw held the lead for the majority of the game, but Ohio Wesleyan scored four in the eighth to rally for the win. Each run in the inning came following two outs.

Nick Horvath was credited with the loss. Riley Futterknecht started and pitched six innings, giving up just one earned run. Tate Stewart went 3-for-4 with two RBI.

DePauw moves to 26-7 overall and 9-3 in the NCAC West. They head to Wabash next weekend.