Washington, Pa. – Alex Weingarten and SUNY Cortland shut out DePauw 9-0 on Sunday, ending the Tigers' NCAA Tournament run and capping off their season at 33-13.
Weingarten (7-1) pitched the complete game shutout, striking out six batters, walking one and allowing just five hits against the potent Tiger offense.
His counterpart was senior Nick Horvath. Horvath, normally the team's closer, received the rare start and took the loss in 3.2 innings of work giving up five runs, four unearned, and striking out three.
Horvath pitched well through three innings, giving up just one run in the third due to situational hitting. He then recorded two quick outs in the fourth before SUNY Cortland (36-18) got to him.
SUNY Cortland doubled, singled and was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Horvath took the next batter to a full count but walked him to make it a 2-0 game. The next batter, Steve Figueroa, doubled home two more runs to end Horvath's day.
SUNY Cortland ended up scoring four in the inning and another three in the sixth. Their final run came in the eighth. They totaled 15 hits, six of which were for extra bases.
As the season ends, DePauw's 33 wins is the third most in school history. Thompson and Mike Hammel also share the school's single season record for home runs in a season with 13.
Being in Pennsylvania, DePauw's seniors missed commencement on Sunday, but they had their own little ceremony after the game.
"I was really lucky to have a chance to coach 12 awesome seniors," head coach Blake Allen said. "I'm so proud of these guys. We had a great year, but we're going to keep our heads high, and we'll get back to a regional."