Sat Mar 04
12:00 PM
Manchester
vs. Denison
@ Chillicothe, Ohio in Chillicothe, Ohio
Sat Mar 04
3:00 PM
Manchester
vs. Denison
@ Chillicothe, Ohio in Chillicothe, Ohio
Sun Mar 05
12:00 PM
Manchester
vs. Denison
@ Chillicothe, Ohio in Chillicothe, Ohio
Sun Mar 12
10:00 AM
Denison
vs. Arcadia
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NPHS)
Sun Mar 12
3:00 PM
Denison
vs. Susquehanna
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #6)
Mon Mar 13
5:00 PM
Amherst
vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #3)
Tue Mar 14
1:30 PM
SUNY-Canton
vs. Denison
@ Port Charlotte, FL in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #3)
Wed Mar 15
6:00 PM
Denison
vs. Mount St. Mary
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #3)
Fri Mar 17
4:00 PM
Nichols
vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #3)
Sat Mar 18
12:00 PM
North Central (Ill.)
vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP #3)
Wed Mar 22
7:00 PM
Denison
at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Thu Mar 23
5:00 PM
John Carroll
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Mar 26
1:00 PM
Heidelberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Mar 27
4:00 PM
Denison
at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Tue Mar 28
4:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
12:00 PM
Wabash
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
3:00 PM
Wabash
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 02
12:00 PM
Wabash
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 02
3:00 PM
Wabash
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 04
4:00 PM
Denison
at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
12:00 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
3:00 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 09
1:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 14
12:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Fri Apr 14
3:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
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12:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Apr 15
3:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Wed Apr 19
6:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 22
12:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 22
3:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 23
12:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 23
3:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 26
4:00 PM
Denison
at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Apr 29
12:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Apr 29
3:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sun Apr 30
12:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sun Apr 30
3:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
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Big Red wins series with Bishops

Alex Enrique went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs and 2 runs on Sunday.
Alex Enrique went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs and 2 runs on Sunday.

The Denison baseball team won its North Coast Athletic Conference West Division Series with rival Ohio Wesleyan following a doubleheader sweep on Sunday afternoon in Granville. The Big Red won the opener 5-1 and routed the Bishops 12-4 in the second contest.

Ohio Wesleyan grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning of game one when Steven Moore hit a sacrifice fly to center that scored Tyler Flaherty, who led off the inning with a triple off the top of the left field wall.

The Bishops held the one-run lead until the bottom of the fourth inning when sophomore Duncan Moran left the park for the first time in his collegiate career.  Moran sent a 3-1 pitch by J.J. Buckey over the 380 sign in right center.  That lead-off homer was just the tip of the iceberg as the Big Red erupted for four runs in the frame to take the lead.

With runners at first and second, freshman Alex Enrique roped a double to left field that scored senior Andrew Touhy.  After a walk to Brandon Morgan loaded the bases, Georgie Montes crossed the dish on a passed ball by Buckey.  Another free pass issued to Conner Madey loaded the bases once again with one out.  Junior Charlie Apfelbach drove in the fourth run of the inning on a sacrifice to center.

Denison added another insurance run in the fifth when Enrique lined a base hit up the middle to score pinch runner Tucker Davison from third.  The four-run cushion proved to be plenty for DU starter Kyle Colgain, who tossed a gem over the course of seven innings.  Colgain threw 95 pitches, scattered six hits, allowed just one run and fanned six en route to his third win of the season.

Touhy, Montes and Enrique all had two hits, while Enrique also drove in a pair and scored once. Touhy and Montes both went 2-for-2 at the dish and scored one run each.

In game two, the Big Red fell behind early once again after giving up solo runs in the first and fourth frames. However, the DU hitters had OWU starter Charles Cooper figured out the second time through the line-up. Apfelbach led off the fourth inning with a double down the left line.  Ryan Mulligan followed with an RBI-single through the right side. Montes belted a one-out triple to left center, easily scoring Mulligan from second and tying the game at 2-2.  With two outs and the go-ahead run 90 feet away, junior Ryan Loehnert broke the tie with a single down the right line.

Touhy and Montes each had RBI singles in the fifth to add to the lead, while a Davison sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded walk issued to Mulligan in the sixth put Denison ahead 7-4. The knockout blow came in the eighth inning when the Big Red plated five runs behind the strength of five hits and one OWU miscue.  Madey got things going with a two-out single up the middle. Apfelbach followed with a first-pitch homer down the left line.

With the bases now clear, Mulligan legged out a triple on a ball hit over the right fielder's head.  The junior came around to score on a double by Enrique.  The freshman infielder came around to touch the dish on a dropped fly ball by first baseman Aaron Caputo.  Nick Marsit drove in the final run of the inning on a base hit to right.

Freshman Johnny Funkhouser worked out of some earlier struggles to pitch eight innings of four-run ball en route to his second win of the season.  Funkhouser allowed four runs (three earned) on 11 hits with two walks and two strikeouts.  Mulligan took the mound in the ninth and allowed just one hit before retiring the side.

Apfelbach and Mulligan combined to go 5-for-8 at the plate in game two with five runs and four RBIs. They also recorded three extra-base hits between them.  Montes finished with two hits, including a triple, two runs and two RBIs, while Madey scored twice.

Moore and Greg Hock led the Bishops with three hits and one RBI each, while Justin Dages and Aaron Strausbaugh each had a pair of hits.  Charles Cooper suffered the game-two loss after giving up seven runs (five earned) on seven hits in 5.2 innings.

With the Sunday sweep, Denison moves to 12-10 overall and 8-2 in the NCAC West, while the Bishops fall to 6-18 and 1-7 in league play.  The Big Red takes a break from conference play on Wednesday when they host La Roche at 3 p.m.

*Denison seniors Andrew Touhy and Connor Murphy were honored prior to game one of Sunday's doubleheader against Ohio Wesleyan. These two have helped the Big Red win 87 games, including 44 victories in conference play.