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.
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.
- 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