Sat Mar 04
Final
17 Denison
2 vs. Manchester
@ Chillicothe, Ohio in Chillicothe, Ohio
Sun Mar 05
Final
1 Manchester
14 vs. Denison
@ Chillicothe, Ohio in Chillicothe, Ohio
Sun Mar 05
Final
11 Denison
1 vs. Manchester
@ Chillicothe, Ohio in Chillicothe, Ohio
Sun Mar 12
Final
4 Denison
5 vs. Arcadia
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NPHS)
Sun Mar 12
Final
4 Denison
6 vs. Susquehanna
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #6)
Mon Mar 13
Final
2 Amherst
12 vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #3)
Tue Mar 14
Final
5 SUNY-Canton
7 vs. Denison
@ Port Charlotte, FL in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #3)
Wed Mar 15
Final
9 Denison
0 vs. Mount St. Mary
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #3)
Fri Mar 17
Final
10 Nichols
7 vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #3)
Sat Mar 18
Final
2 #25 North Central (Ill.)
13 vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #3)
Wed Mar 22
Final
6 Denison
2 at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Thu Mar 23
Final
1 John Carroll
14 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Mar 24
Final
11 Denison
3 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Mon Mar 27
Final
8 Heidelberg
13 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Mar 28
Final
8 Denison
1 at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
Final - 11 innings
1 Wabash
2 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
Final
0 Wabash
4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 02
Final
2 Wabash
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 02
Final - 7 innings
0 Wabash
15 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
Final
2 Oberlin
4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
Final
10 Oberlin
19 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 09
Cancelled
Baldwin Wallace
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 14
Final
3 #17 Denison
4 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Fri Apr 14
Final
6 #17 Denison
13 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Apr 15
Final - 7 innings
5 #17 Denison
15 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Apr 15
Final
14 #17 Denison
12 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Wed Apr 19
Final
19 #10 Wooster
3 #25 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 20
Final
8 #25 Denison
2 at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
Sat Apr 22
Final - 7 innings
2 Wittenberg
12 #25 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 22
Final
7 Wittenberg
3 #25 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 23
Final - 7 innings
7 Wittenberg
20 #25 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 23
Final
3 Wittenberg
9 #25 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 26
Final
9 #27 Denison
1 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Fri Apr 28
Final
1 #27 Denison
9 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Fri Apr 28
Final
11 #27 Denison
10 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sun Apr 30
Final
5 #27 Denison
3 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sun Apr 30
Final
22 #27 Denison
10 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat May 06
Final
2 Allegheny
7 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Crossover Series
Sun May 07
Final
7 Allegheny
6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Crossover Series
Sun May 07
Final - 11 innings
8 Allegheny
9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Crossover Series
Thu May 11
Final
2 Denison
10 vs. Wooster
@ VA Memorial Stadium -- Chillicothe, Ohio in Chillicothe, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Fri May 12
Final
6 Denison
12 vs. Oberlin
@ VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
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Big Red ready for NCAC Tournament

Team Huddle

For the second time in four years, the Big Red will be one of four teams in the North Coast Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament at VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio.  Denison will join Wooster, Allegheny and Oberlin at VA Memorial Stadium for the fourth-annual NCAC Tournament.  The double-elimination tournament is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 9 and continue through Friday, May 10.

The Big Red secured its spot in the four-team field with a three-game sweep of Kenyon College in last weekend's NCAC Crossover Series.  Trailing 6-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning of game one, DU plated six runs to take its first lead of the day.  The Lords answered with two runs in the ninth to force extra innings.  With the bases loaded and one out in the 11th, senior Tim Duxbury delivered a base hit to right center that scored sophomore Nick Marsit and secured the DU victory.  In addition to logging the game-winning hit, Duxbury also picked up the win on the mound after tossing two scoreless innings in relief.

In game two, early offense backed the stellar pitching performance by junior hurler Connor Murphy.  Despite pitching 2.1 innings in game one, Murphy got the start in the nightcap.  The junior scattered eight hits and surrendered just two runs to earn the complete-game victory.  On the day, Murphy (4-5) tossed 11.1 innings and threw 103 or his 135 pitches for strikes.  For his efforts on Saturday, he was named NCAC Pitcher of the Week.

The Big Red (25-14) offense is led by the quartet of seniors Kyle Clemmenson and Danny Kraus, and sophomores Charlie Apfelbach and Ryan Mulligan.  Clemmenson has reached base successfully in all 32 games since returning from spring break.  During that stretch, the senior boasts a .417 batting average and a 1.158 on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS).   On the year, he ranks second in the NCAC in home runs (5), RBIs (43) and total bases (85), third in runs (42) and slugging percentage (.594), and fourth in hits (55), doubles (15) and on-base percentage (.477).  Kraus carries a .325 average on the year with a conference-leading six triples.  The senior is also third in the league run scored (42) and total bases (82), and fourth in doubles (15).

Apfelbach will carry his school-record 26-game hitting streak into this week's NCAC Tournament.  The sophomore outfielder boasts a .360 average with a team-leading 16 stolen bases, which ranks fourth in the NCAC.  During his current hitting streak, Apfelbach has a .429 average and a 1.045 OPS.  He's also swiped 11 bases, logged nine extra-base hits and scored 28 times.  Mulligan is hitting .333 with nine extra-base hits, 33 RBIs and 24 runs scored on the season.

The DU pitching staff is led by former NCAC Pitcher of the Week Kyle Colgain and Duxbury.  Colgain (4-3) enters the conference tournament with a 2.86 ERA, a team-best 42 strikeouts and a .248 average against.  He's started 10 of 13 appearances and tossed one complete game.  Duxbury leads the team in both wins (6) and saves (3).  The senior's win total ranks second in the conference, and his save mark is fourth-best.  Murphy is also finding his groove at the right time.  The reigning NCAC Pitcher of the Week boasts a 4-2 record with 3.18 ERA in his last eight appearances.  Over that stretch, he's also tossed three complete-game performances and struck out 21 batters in 39.2 innings.

The Gators (24-14) secured their spot in the postseason with an NCAC Crossover Series victory over DePauw last weekend.  Allegheny rebounded from a game-one loss to win the next two contests and punch their ticket to Chillicothe.  Kyle Davis leads the Allegheny offense with a .381 batting average and 10 doubles.  He's also scored 25 times and drove in 13 runs.  Zach Gray and Mike Kastelic have both swiped 10 bases, while Gray also has a team-best 31 RBIs.  On the hill, Brandon Ellis boasts a 6-2 record and a 4.00 ERA in 45 innings.  Steven Ramsdell (5-2) leads the staff with a 3.20 ERA and two shutouts, while Eric Brandt is 5-0 with 35 Ks in 63 innings.

Game one on Thursday will feature Wooster (29-10) and Oberlin (21-19).  The Scots secured their place in the field with a three-game sweep of Ohio Wesleyan last weekend, while the Yeomen clinched their tournament berth on Sunday with a 9-6 victory at Wittenberg.

First pitch for game one of the tournament is slated for 10 a.m., while the contest between Denison and Allegheny is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.

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