DePauw's Season Ends with Loss to Marlins and Tied for Third at Division III Championship

DePauw's Season Ends with Loss to Marlins and Tied for Third at Division III Championship

Salem, Va. - Top-seed DePauw's record-setting season came to a conclusion today in the NCAA Championship semifinals with a 3-0 loss to second-seed Virginia Wesleyan. DePauw equaled a school record with 40 wins against just five losses and finished in a tie for third in the nation, while the Marlins improved to 44-5-1 and face Texas Lutheran in the best-of-three Championship series.

The Marlins jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first as Jessica Goldyn led off with a double before Madison Glaubke walked. After Julia Sinnett advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt, Katelyn Biando plated both with a single to right center.

Goldyn hit a solo homer in the third to wrap up the scoring.

The Tigers left one runner stranded in each of the second through fifth innings, but failed to get a runner past second.

Kelsey Bernhard, Paige Price, Becca St. Germain and Grace Smith each had one hit for the Tigers, while Goldyn had three of the Marlins' six hits.

Emily Seale improved to 22-2 and Hanna Hull picked up her third save with two innings of hitless relief, while Cami Henry dropped to 24-2 after striking out eight.

 

NOTES

  • DePauw's tie for third was the highest national finish in program history
  • The Tigers' all-time tournament record is now 39-28 and 6-10 at the NCAA Finals
  • DePauw set a school record with 82 doubles this season
  • DePauw's seniors finished with a 102-44 record