No Event
No Event
No Event
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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Denison splits doubleheader with Wittenberg

Eric Zmuda  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Eric Zmuda | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- The Big Red baseball split their North Coast Athletic Conference West Division series opener with Wittenberg on Saturday afternoon. Denison run-ruled the Tigers 12-2 in game one before dropping the nightcap 7-3.

In the opener, the offense provided starter Zack Huarte plenty of support. A sacrifice fly in the second by Noah Hahn got DU on the board, while a base hit two batters later from Tucker Davison extended the lead to 2-0. In the fourth, Davison and Vince Walker each provided SAC flies as they drove in Phil Papaioannou and Hahn to push the advantage to 4-0.

The Big Red blew the game open in the fourth with four runs on the strength of five hits and a pair of Tiger throwing errors. Papaioannou sent a two-run single through the left side that plated Tanner Johnson and Eric Zmuda. A throwing error on a bunt single by Hahn allowed Jack Blanchard to touch the dish, while an infield single to third from Sam Frazen scored Papaioannou.

Wittenberg picked up single runs in both the sixth and seventh frames, but another four spot in the seventh brought the game to an end. With the bases loaded and one out, Davison crossed the plate on a wild pitch by Michael Flynn. Flynn proceed to issue a free pass to Zmuda to re-fill the bases. Johnson and Blanchard were each hit by a pitch driving in Walker and Evan Flax, respectively. Papaioannou brought the game to an end with a single through the left side that scored Zmuda.

Papaioannou, Zmuda, Hahn and Davison all finished with two hits, while Papiannou knocked in three runs to go along with two runs scored. Zmuda and Blanchard also touched the plate twice, while Davison finished with two RBIs. One of the most interesting offensive lines of the day came from Johnson who reached base in all five plate appearances without recording an official at-bat. The junior drew a walk in his first three trips to the dish and was hit in his final two appearances. Johnson finished with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base.

Huarte (6-0) went all seven innings, allowing two runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and no walks. His counterparts had quite the different outing. Wittenberg starter Jonathon Forster (3-5) allowed eight runs on eight hits with seven walks and one hit batter in five innings, while Flynn finished with five hit batters and a walk over the final 1.1 innings.

The Tigers had a better start in game two, scoring four unearned runs in the top of the first inning. Despite the rough start, Perley Provost surrendered just three hits over the next six scoreless frames to give his offense a shot to battle back. In the third, Zmuda delivered a two-run single up the middle to cut the deficit in half. Sophomore Nick Pettigrew and Davison scored on the base hit. Zmuda close the gap to one in the seventh with a base hit to right that scored Blanchard. Unfortunately, a three-run eighth by Wittenberg set the final score at 7-3.

Zmuda finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a stolen base, while freshman Jake Ryder also had a pair of hits. Provost (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season after allowing seven runs (three earned) on nine hits in 7.1 innings of work. He also struck out four and walked two.

The Big Red (21-8, 6-4 NCAC West) will wrap up their four-game series with Wittenberg (10-19, 5-9 NCAC West) on Sunday. Game one is slated to begin at 12 p.m.