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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Big Red opens NCAC crossover series with win

Andrew Bruss
Andrew Bruss

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- A five-run eighth inning helped send the 24th-ranked Denison baseball team to a 7-2 victory over Allegheny in the opening game of North Coast Athletic Conference Crossover Series on Saturday afternoon. The two teams started the second game of the scheduled doubleheader, but constant rain forced the game to be suspended until Sunday.

The Big Red struck first in the second inning. Freshman Brian McAuliffe opened the bottom half of the frame with a base hit to left. After going first to third on a pair of wild pitches, the rookie first baseman came round to score on a ground out to short by Noah Hahn. Senior Phil Papaioannou followed with a one-out single to center. Papaioannou stole second to move into scoring position, allowing classmate Tucker Davison to drive him in with a base hit through the right side.

The lead helped DU starter Perley Provost find his grove as he faced the minimum in the next five innings. The only runner to reach base was thrown out try to swipe second by Papaioannou.

Allegheny managed to get their offense going in the eighth. With two on and two out, a move to bring in pinch hitter Dan Bonnett trigged a pitching change from Mike Deegan. The Big Red skipper decided to lift Provost and bring in junior Andrew Bruss. Pinch hitter Shea Beaumont eventually tied the game with a two-run single up the middle. Bruss rebounded to get Ethan Pawlak to fly out to Tanner Johnson in center.

Denison responded in the home half of the eighth with five runs on the strength of six hits. McAuliffe broke the tie with a single down the right line that scored Johnson. Two batters later, Davison knocked in McAuliffe with a single before a two-run double by Evan Flax off new pitcher Cy Perry pushed the Big Red lead to 6-2. Nick Pettigrew capped off the offensive surge with a single up the middle that drove home Flax.

In the ninth, senior Matthew Zmuda took the hill looking to close out the win. Zmuda opened the frame with a three-pitch strikeout before getting Jacob Shick to fly out to center. Brandon Pouch did single with two outs, but a ground ball to short brought the game to an end.

Papaioannou and Flax both went 3-for-4 on the day. Papaioannou scored twice and swiped a bag, while Flax legged out two doubles, drove in a pair and scored another run. Davison also had two hits, two RBIs and a run, while McAuliffe finished with two hits, two runs and an RBI. Jack Blanchard, Johnson and Pettigrew also recorded a stolen base in the win. Bruss improved to 5-0 on the year after scattering two hits in a just one third of an inning of work.

Denison (28-9, 12-5 NCAC) and Allegheny (22-16, 7-10 NCAC) will resume game two of their crossover series on Sunday at 11 a.m. The game was halted in the top of the fifth inning with the Gators leading 3-0. The third and final game of the series will take place roughly 30 minutes after the completion of game two.