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10 Denison
11 at Hampden-Sydney
in Sydney, Va.
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Final
7 Denison
0 vs. York (Pa.)
@ Hampden-Sydney, VA in Hampden Sydney, Va.
Sun Mar 04
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9 Denison
0 at Hampden-Sydney
in Hampden Sydney, Va.
Sat Mar 10
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5 Denison
1 at Transylvania
in Lexington, Ky.
Sat Mar 10
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3 Denison
0 at Transylvania
in Lexington, Ky.
Sun Mar 11
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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
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0 Amherst
4 vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Sun Mar 18
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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
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7 #25 Baldwin Wallace
13 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 08
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5 Denison
3 vs. Allegheny
@ Butler, PA in Butler, Pa.
Sun Apr 08
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7 Denison
0 vs. Allegheny
@ Butler, PA in Butler, Pa.
Wed Apr 11
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3 DePauw
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 11
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9 DePauw
13 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 13
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1 Hiram
13 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 13
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4 Hiram
16 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 14
Postponed
Denison
at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
Sat Apr 14
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10 Denison
9 at #14 Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Sun Apr 15
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in University Heights, Ohio
Wed Apr 18
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3 Kenyon
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 21
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7 Denison
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Sat Apr 21
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0 Denison
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2 at Kenyon
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Wed Apr 25
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1 at Heidelberg
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Thu Apr 26
Final
4 #20 Marietta
6 Denison
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Sat Apr 28
1:00 PM
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Sat Apr 28
4:00 PM
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Sun Apr 29
1:00 PM
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Wed May 02
12:00 PM
Oberlin
Denison
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Wed May 02
3:00 PM
Oberlin
Denison
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1:00 PM
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Sat May 05
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Late-inning rally falls short against Plymouth State

Brian McAuliffe  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Brian McAuliffe | Photo by Jace Delgado

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Despite three runs in the eighth inning, the Big Red was unable to secure the comeback as they fell to Plymouth State University, 7-5, on Wednesday afternoon at the Player Development Complex in Fort Myers, Fla.

Led by 16 strikeouts from the Panther pitching staff, Plymouth State starter Troy Brown tallied a bulk of the work as he recorded two runs on six hits with 12 strikeouts in seven innings on the mound.

After the Panthers posted four runs in the first on Denison starter Zack Huarte, the senior settled in, allowing one hit over the next two innings of action. Huarte lasted four innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts.

Trailing 6-0 in the bottom of the fourth, the Big Red offense started to click. With runners on first and second and one out, senior Sam Frazen landed an RBI single up the middle to score Will Krushena from second. After Tanner Johnson was picked off at second during the next at-bat, sophomore Brian McAuliffe recorded his second double of the season, scoring Frazen and cutting the DU deficit to 6-2 after four innings of play.

Plymouth State added another insurance run, 7-2, in the top of the eighth when Cam Ruziak slapped an RBI single, but the momentum began to shift when Denison took over in the home half of the inning.

Following a Krushena walk and Johnson single to start the inning, Frazen ripped a double to right center to plate the pair and total his second and third RBI's of the game. Three batters later, freshman Max Lahn scored Frazen from second as he reached first on an error, making it a two-run game, 7-5.

After PSU's Will Austin hit Grady Paine in the next at-bat, the Panthers went to reliever Alex Larson with two runners on and two outs. The Big Red bats were beginning to heat up, but the inning was put to rest as Joseph Maydwell, who pinch ran for Paine, was picked off by Larson at first, ending the inning with Denison trailing by two.

The score stayed the same entering the bottom of the ninth, but Plymouth State's David Sampson earned his first save of the season with three consecutive outs, sending the Big Red record to 7-4 overall. Plymouth State improved to 5-1 on the season.

Doing most of the damage for DU was Frazen who went 2-for-4 on the day with two hits, two runs scored and three runs batted in. Johnson also tallied a 2-for-4 performance with one run scored.

Denison will return to Fort Myers this Thursday, March 22 for a 9 a.m. first-pitch with No. 21 Johns Hopkins University.