DePauw Ends Arizona Trip with Sweep

DePauw Ends Arizona Trip with Sweep

Tucson, Ariz. - DePauw ended its trip to Arizona with its second doubleheader sweep of the season as it topped Gustavus Adolphus by scores of 6-0 and 5-4. The Tigers improved to 9-7, while the Gusties dropped to 2-4.

In the opener, the Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the second as Mike Hammel led off with a double and Collin Einertson followed with a walk. After Tate Stewart's sacrifice bunt, Connor Einertson delivered a two-run single.

Ryan Grippo led off the DePauw third with a single before Reid Pittard walked and Jack Thompson reached on an error that allowed Grippo to score.

The Tigers wrapped up the scoring in the sixth as Hammel and Collin Einertson led off with singles and Tate Stewart followed with a three-run homer.

DePauw totaled eight hits and were paced by Hammel with two as seven different Tigers collected at least one. Sam Warner had two of the Gusties' five hits.

Wyatt Spector improved to 2-2 with his first collegiate shutout as he struck out nine without allowing a walk. Jacob Volness suffered the loss and dropped to 0-2.

In the nightcap, the Gusties got off to a quick start as Isaiah Welckle led off the game with a single, moved to second on a grounder and third on Dan Carlson's base hit. Warner followed with a two-run single.

They extended the lead to 3-0 in the third as Thomas Logan tripled with one out and scored on Welckle's single.

DePauw evened the score in the bottom of the fifth as Stewart led off with a single and advanced to second on an errant throw to second on Connor Einertson's grounder. Rick Okazaki advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt before Grippo singled home Stewart. Thompson knotted the score with a two-out triple. 

Gustavus regained the lead in the sixth as Warner led off with a double, moved to third on a grounder and crossed the plate when Josh Chatfield singled. 

That lead was short-lived as Hammel and Collin Einertson each singled to start the sixth before Stewart advanced them with a sacrifice bunt. Hammel scored on a wild pitch before Connor Einertson doubled home Collin Einertson to give the Tigers a 5-4 lead.

Welckle led off the Gusties' seventh with a base hit before DePauw starter Riley Futterknecht struck out the next two hitters and then picked off Welckle to end the game.

Seven Tigers combined for the eight DePauw hits with Collin Einertson leading with two. Welckle had three of the Gusties' nine hits, while Warner and Logan had two.

Futterknecht improved to 3-0 while striking out five and not allowing a walk. Connor Kern dropped to 1-1 with the loss.

DePauw returns to action on Saturday, April 2, when it hosts a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader beginning at Noon.