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Sat Mar 03
3:00 PM
Denison
at Hampden-Sydney
in Sydney, Va.
Sun Mar 04
11:00 AM
Denison
vs. York (Pa.)
@ Hampden-Sydney in Hampden Sydney, Va.
Sun Mar 04
3:00 PM
Denison
at Hampden-Sydney
in Hampden Sydney, Va.
Sat Mar 10
4:00 PM
Capital
vs. Denison
@ Transylvania in Lexington, Ky.
Sun Mar 11
12:00 PM
Denison
at Transylvania
in Lexington, Ky.
Sun Mar 11
3:00 PM
Denison
at Transylvania
in Lexington, Ky.
Wed Mar 14
5:00 PM
Otterbein
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 17
3:00 PM
Denison
vs. Adrian
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Sun Mar 18
12:00 PM
Denison
vs. Amherst
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Sun Mar 18
3:30 PM
Wooster
vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Mon Mar 19
12:00 PM
Denison
vs. North Central (Ill.)
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Wed Mar 21
12:00 PM
Denison
vs. Plymouth St.
@ Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Thu Mar 22
9:00 AM
Denison
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Fri Mar 23
9:00 AM
Denison
vs. St. Lawrence
@ Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Fri Mar 23
12:00 PM
Denison
vs. Plymouth St.
@ Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Tue Mar 27
5:00 PM
Ohio Northern
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
12:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
3:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Apr 04
1:30 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 04
4:30 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 07
12:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Sat Apr 07
3:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Sun Apr 08
4:00 PM
Denison
at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Thu Apr 12
6:00 PM
Muskingum
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 14
12:00 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 14
3:00 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 15
1:00 PM
Denison
at John Carroll
in University Heights, Ohio
Tue Apr 17
1:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Tue Apr 17
3:30 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, 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
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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No. 1 Marietta staves off Denison rally

Justin Vaske
Justin Vaske went 2-for-2 against No. 1 Marietta on Monday.

Top-ranked and defending national champion Marietta College held on for a 5-4 victory over the Denison Big Red on Monday in Port Charlotte, Fla.

Trailing by three, Denison was down to its final three outs of the game.  Senior Evan Nicholson opened the bottom of the ninth with a base hit up the middle, while junior Kyle Clemmenson followed with a base-on-balls.  Senior Justin Vaske kept things going with a single to left that loaded the bases with no outs.  Junior Lowell Hall knocked in Nicholson and pinch runner Nick Marsit with a pinch-hit single to trim the deficit to one.

After a fielder's choice that retired the lead runner at third and a fly out to left, DU was down to its final out.  With runners at first and second, junior Danny Kraus looked to have the game-tying base hit up the middle, but a diving stab by shortstop Tim Saunders ended the Denison rally.

Marietta struck first in the top of the second when Evan Brockmeier scored on an RBI double by Alex Toth.  The Pioneers pushed three more unearned runs across in the seventh to take a 4-0 lead.

In the bottom of the eight, Denison scored two to cut the deficit in half.  After a pinch-hit single, rookie Ryan Mulligan came round to score on an Andrew Mahle ground out.  Senior Tyler Nicholson, who reached base on an error, crossed the dish on a wild pitch by starter Mike Mahaffey.  Marietta retook a three-run lead in the top of the ninth when Andrew Coffey scored on a fielder's choice out at second.

Denison starter Connor Murphy suffered his first loss of the season.  Murphy went the distance and allowed five runs (1 earned) on five hits. Vaske went 2-for-2 to pace the offense, while Hall knocked in two Big Red runs.

Mahaffey notched the victory after surrendering two unearned runs on three hits with six strikeouts in eight innings of work.  Austin Blaski picked up the save after giving up one hit in the ninth frame.

Denison falls to 3-4 on the year, while the Pioneers improve to 5-1.  The Big Red returns to the diamond on Tuesday when they take on Rhodes at 3:30 p.m.

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