Baseball totals 27 hits in twinbill sweep

Hanover College’s baseball team captured both games of a doubleheader against DePauw University at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

Hanover, now 4-6 overall, posted a 7-3 victory in the opening game, then capped the evening with a 10-3 triumph in the nightcap.

Senior rightfielder Kolton Chapman (Lynnville, Ind.) and junior first baseman Matt Brooks (Goodlettsville, Tenn.) had three hits apiece and the Panthers totaled 11 as a squad in the opener.

Chapman, who knocked in three runs, had a double and a two-run single. Brooks collected three singles and scored a run.

Senior second baseman Zach Shultz (Greenwood, Ind.) reached base with a single and walk and also scored a pair of runs.

Senior pitcher Mitch Hunnicutt (Seymour, Ind.) evened his record at 2-2 with eight innings of one-run work on the mound. Hunnicutt scattered just three hits, did not issue a walk and fanned six.

Hanover led 6-0 after batting in the top of the eighth. DePauw closed the gap with one run in the eighth inning and two in the bottom of the ninth.

Hanover vs. DePauw game one statistics

Hanover totaled a season-high 16 hits in the second game. The Panthers used a five-run third inning to help build a 9-3 advantage after four innings and allowed just five base hits and no runs the rest of the way.

Freshman third baseman Alec Dunn (Louisville, Ky.) tallied his first collegiate four-hit game and sophomore centerfielder Chris Ares (Versailles, Ky.) added three hits to lead the attack.

Dunn finished 4-for-6 with four singles, two runs scored and two runs-batted-in. Ares was 3-for-6 with two runs, two RBI and a pair of stolen bases.

Dunn hit a two-run single in the first inning, while Ares pushed two runs across the plate with a base hit in the key third inning.

Senior hurler Andrew Roby (Shepherdsville, Ky.) recorded his first win of the season. Roby (1-1) tossed six innings, allowing three runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Sophomore Matt Powers (Floyds Knobs, Ind.) and senior Chip Hockenbury (Elizabeth, Ind.) combined for three innings on scoreless relief.

Hanover vs. DePauw game two statistics