St. Louis, Mo., May 1, 2016 — The Washington University in St. Louis baseball team suffered a pair of losses on Senior Day to DePauw University Sunday to conclude a four-game series at Kelly Field.
DePauw posted an 8-4 win in game one, and earned the sweep with a 5-2 win in game two. The Tigers won three of the four games in the series to improve to 21-16, while WashU dropped to 28-16.
Prior to the contest, WashU honored its three seniors: Julian Clarke, Max Golembo and Kyle Kozak. As a group, the three seniors This group has helped lead the Bears to a 115-63 overall record, good for a 64.6 winning percentage, and four with 25 or more wins. During this time the Bears won the 2013, 2015 and 2016 UAA Championship, and made an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015.
DePauw 8, WashU 4 – Game One
Reid Pittard led off the game with a solo homerun to right to get things started for the Tigers. The homerun for Pittard was his first of the season.
The Tigers pushed across a run in the fifth off freshman starter Zack Kotin to make it 2-0. Kotin lasted five innings in his third start of the season allowing six hits and two earned runs. He struck out five and walked three while throwing 99 pitches.
DePauw added two runs in the sixth and fourth in the seventh to make it 8-0.
WashU got on the scoreboard in the seventh with three runs despite recording just two hits. The Bears scored the first run on a wild pitch, and then junior Spencer Egly grounded out to shortstop to drive in a run. Golembo reached on an error by the first baseman to push across the third run to trim the advantage to 8-3.
Junior Ted Daley laced an RBI single to right in the eighth to trim the lead to 8-4. With the bases loaded and the tying run at the plate, Egly grounded into a 4-3 double play against DePauw closer Nick Horvath to end the threat.
Junior Ben Browdy went 2-for-5, while Daley was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. The Bears had 10 hits in the loss, but left 10 runners on base.
DePauw 5, WashU 2 – Game Two
WashU fell behind to DePauw for the third-straight contest after the Tigers scored two runs in the top of the first off junior starter Bill Heisler.
The bats were silent for the first four innings, registering just two hits. Egly got things going for WashU in the fifth with two outs after reaching on an infield single. Junior Austin Darmawan and Golembo followed with back-to-back RBI doubles to tie the game at 2-2.
DePauw scored three runs in the top of the sixth with a bases-loaded double off WashU sophomore reliever Alex Truss.
Darmawan (2-for-5, run scored, RBI) and Golembo (2-for-4, RBI) each had a pair of hits for WashU, who were limited to seven singles in the game two defeated. WashU also left eight runners on base.
Heisler (3-2) took the loss allowing six hits and five runs (four earned) in 5 1/3 innings pitched. Junior Matt Clohisy pitched the final 3 2/3 innings allowing three hits with six strikeouts and four walks.
WashU will have a week off before closing out the 2016 regular season with a three-game series at the University on Friday-Saturday, May 13-14.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: Golembo played in his 154th career game, seventh most in school history … The Bears have recorded double-digit hit totals in 24 games … Darmawan leads the team with 26 multiple-hit games … WashU is 15-5 this season at home … Golembo is three hits shy of 200 for his career.