No Event
Sat Mar 04
Final
17 Denison
2 vs. Manchester
@ Chillicothe, Ohio in Chillicothe, Ohio
Sun Mar 05
Final
1 Manchester
14 vs. Denison
@ Chillicothe, Ohio in Chillicothe, Ohio
Sun Mar 05
Final
11 Denison
1 vs. Manchester
@ Chillicothe, Ohio in Chillicothe, Ohio
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
Postponed
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
4:00 PM
#27 Denison
at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Apr 29
12:00 PM
#27 Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Apr 29
3:00 PM
#27 Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sun Apr 30
12:00 PM
#27 Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sun Apr 30
3:00 PM
#27 Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
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Zmuda's walk-off aids in series sweep of Wabash

Eric Zmuda is greeted by teammates  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Eric Zmuda is greeted by teammates | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio-- Trailing 2-1 and down to their last strike, Denison got back-to-back RBI singles from Joseph Maydwell and Eric Zmuda to steal a 3-2 win away from Wabash College in game one.  In the nightcap, the Big Red cruised to a 15-0 victory, completing the four-game sweep of the Little Giants.

Saturday saw two pitchers duals go the Big Red's way and the clutch gene remained with the Big Red on Sunday.  DU starter Mikey Rivera went eight innings, scattering five hits and three walks.  Wabash managed two runs in the third after an RBI double by Andrew Roginski and a sacrifice fly by centerfielder Taylor Canter.

Denison responded with a run in the bottom of the third on a sac fly by Zmuda to left that scored Brian McAuliffe.

The Little Giants silenced the Denison bats until the ninth.  Jack Blanchard drew a one-out walk.  After Ethan Carlyon flew out to right for the second out of the inning, Tucker Davison followed and was hit by a pitch on the first offering from Wabash reliever Erich Lange.

With a 0-2 count, Maydwell singled through the right side of the infield, scoring Blanchard with the game-tying run while moving Davison to second.  Zmuda followed by lacing a 1-2 offering from reliever Kevin O"Donnell into centerfield for the game-winner.  It marked the second walk-off win for DU in as many days.  In game one of the series, Phil Papaiaonnau's solo blast to centerfield led to an extra-inning win for Denison.

Zmuda was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Davison also finished 2-for-3.  Andrew Bruss got the win after pitching a perfect ninth inning.  He improves to 2-0.  The loss and the blown save were tagged to Lange who drops to 1-1 on the year.

In game two, Denison scored one in the first and four in the second to take a 5-0 lead, giving starting pitcher Cody Mauri a nice cushion heading into the fourth. 

In the fourth, that cushion would get much softer as the Big Red batted around, scoring seven runs off six hits.   The game was ruled final due to new North Coast Athletic Conference rules when a team has a 10-run lead or more after seven.

The Big Red pounded out 18 hits in game two.  Jack Blanchard was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored.  Vince Walker was 3-for-4 and Noah Hahn went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and one run scored.  Tanner Johnson also had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4.

Mauri pitched five innings, allowing five hits and two walks.  He did not allow a run and struck out three.  Matthew Zmuda and Daniel Kurtzer worked the sixth and seventh, respectively to close out the shutout.

In the four games against Wabash, Denison pitchers posted a minuscule 0.75 ERA in 36.0 innings pitched.  The Little Giants batted .156 in the series managing only three runs in four games.

The four-game sweep moves Denison to 4-0 in the NCAC West.  It also extends their winning streak to 10 games.  Over that 10-game span, Denison is hitting .326 as a team and the pitchers have combined for an ERA of 1.00 in 90 innings pitched. 

DU returns to action on Tuesday when they travel to New Concord, Ohio for a single game against Muskingum.  Wabash drops to 11-9 and 0-4 in the NCAC West with the losses.