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Sat Mar 03
Final
10 Denison
11 at Hampden-Sydney
in Sydney, Va.
Sun Mar 04
Final
7 Denison
0 vs. York (Pa.)
@ Hampden-Sydney, VA in Hampden Sydney, Va.
Sun Mar 04
Final
9 Denison
0 at Hampden-Sydney
in Hampden Sydney, Va.
Sat Mar 10
Final
5 Denison
1 at Transylvania
in Lexington, Ky.
Sat Mar 10
Final
3 Denison
0 at Transylvania
in Lexington, Ky.
Sun Mar 11
Final
3 Capital
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 17
Final
12 Adrian
9 vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Sun Mar 18
Final
0 Amherst
4 vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Sun Mar 18
Final
18 #6 Wooster
1 vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Mon Mar 19
Final
20 Denison
4 vs. #4 North Central (Ill.)
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Wed Mar 21
Final
7 Plymouth St.
5 vs. Denison
@ Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Thu Mar 22
Final
6 Denison
7 vs. #21 Johns Hopkins
@ Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Fri Mar 23
Final
15 Denison
12 vs. St. Lawrence
@ Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Fri Mar 23
Final
15 Denison
3 vs. Plymouth St.
@ Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Tue Mar 27
Postponed
Ohio Northern
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 28
Final
3 Otterbein
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
Final
15 Denison
11 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
Final - 10 innings
6 Denison
7 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Thu Apr 05
Final
7 #25 Baldwin Wallace
13 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 08
Final
5 Denison
3 vs. Allegheny
@ Butler, PA in Butler, Pa.
Sun Apr 08
Final
7 Denison
0 vs. Allegheny
@ Butler, PA in Butler, Pa.
Wed Apr 11
Final
3 DePauw
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 11
Final
9 DePauw
13 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 13
Final
1 Hiram
13 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 13
Final
4 Hiram
16 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 14
Postponed
Denison
at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
Sat Apr 14
Final - 10 innings
10 Denison
9 at #14 Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Sun Apr 15
Postponed
Denison
at John Carroll
in University Heights, Ohio
Wed Apr 18
Final
3 Kenyon
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 21
12:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 21
3:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 22
1:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Tue Apr 24
7:00 PM
Marietta
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 25
4:00 PM
Denison
at Heidelberg
in Tiffin, Ohio
Sat Apr 28
12:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 28
3:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 29
1:00 PM
Denison
at Baldwin Wallace
in Berea, Ohio
Wed May 02
12:00 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed May 02
3:00 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat May 05
1:00 PM
Denison
at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Sat May 05
4:00 PM
Denison
at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
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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.