Colgain stymies Kenyon offense

Kyle Colgain held the Kenyon offense to four hits in Tuesday's 7-0 victory.
Kyle Colgain held the Kenyon offense to four hits in Tuesday's 7-0 victory.

Freshman Kyle Colgain tossed his first-career complete-game shutout on Tuesday evening in Granville as Denison blanked Kenyon College 7-0 in its home finale.

Colgain held the Lords' high-powered offense to just four hits in nine innings of work.  The rookie hurler struck out five of the 35 batters he face and issued just one walk en route to his second-collegiate win.

The freshman got plenty of run support from his offense.  In the second, a successful double steal with one out allowed junior Tim Duxbury to score from third and senior Justin Vaske to move up to second.  After a base hit by Dave Holmes put runners at the corners, senior David Baskin hit a ground ball to third that knocked in Vaske.

Senior Evan Nicholson led off the third with a double to right center.  After swiping third with one out, the senior stole home on a pitch in the dirt thrown by starter Brett Field.  With runners at second and third, junior Danny Kraus sent a single through the right side that plated Duxbury and Ryan Mulligan.

The Big Red tacked on two more runs in the fifth inning off reliever Alec Parker.  Holmes drove in pinch runner Georgie Montes on an infield single, while a base hit up the middle by Baskin scored Kraus.

Holmes went 3-for-4 with an RBI to pace the DU offense, while Kraus finished with two hits and two RBIs.  Nicholson and Mulligan each logged a double and scored a run, while Duxbury crossed the dish twice.

Denison improved to 13-25-1 overall, while Kenyon falls to 25-10 on the year.  The Big Red closes out the 2012 season on Wednesday at Muskingum University.  First pitch from New Concord, Ohio is slated for 4 p.m.

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