Tigers Drop NCAC Doubleheader to Denison

Tigers Drop NCAC Doubleheader to Denison

Greencastle, Ind. - Visiting Denison scored three runs each in the eighth and ninth innings of game two of its North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader at DePauw to rally for a 6-3 win and a sweep after taking the first game by a 12-2 score. DePauw moved to 12-8 overall and 0-2 in the NCAC, while the 23rd-ranked Big Red moved to 19-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

In the opener, the Big Red scored in six of the eight innings and clubbed four homers. Denison reached the scoreboard with one in the second before adding three in the third and five in the fourth. Spencer Youngcourt's double in the fourth scored Nolan Lavender and Kyle Callahan's fifth-inning double plated Noah Salasky

However, Denison ended the game with the 10-run rule with single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.

Salasky, Youngcourt and Jackson Williams each had two of DePauw's eight hits, while Ty Robinson and Daniel Spencer each had two of Denison's eight hits.

Will McManaman improved to 4-0 after striking out nine in seven innings. Grant Radamacher dropped to 2-2.

In the nightcap, the Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the fourth when Williams scored CJ Yoannou and Charlie Patrick with a single to right. That score held until the eighth when Denison took the lead with three runs, two of which were unearned. The Big Red added three more in the ninth and, again, two were unearned.

Cameron Allen scored on a wild pitch in the DePauw ninth to wrap up the scoring.

Williams paced DePauw with two of its five hits, while Brad Baldinger led Denison with two of its eight hits.

Henry Haack moved to 1-0 after picking up the win in relief and allowing just two hits over 3 1/3 innings. Mikey Rivera recorded his third save. DePauw starter Nick Casey dropped to 3-2.

DePauw travels to Oberlin on Saturday for a Noon NCAC doubleheader.