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March 16, 2014

AU begins its season with winning momentum

Xenia, Ohio — The Anderson University baseball team defeated DePauw University 6-5 in eight innings and 5-3 on Saturday in the season opener at Grady’s Field in Xenia, Ohio.

In the first game, Austin Young led the Ravens with four hits and two runs scored, including a double.

Jeremy Shelmadine had two hits and three RBIs, including a home run, and Jacob Craft added three hits, two runs and an RBI, including a home run.

Cole Heberling had two hits, two RBIs and Andrew Eiler chipped in with two hits as the Ravens outhit the Tigers 16-9 in the contest.

Nolan Schaffer got a no decision on the mound, despite allowing just four hits and no earned runs and leaving the game with a 5-0 lead in the seventh inning. Brian Page got the win in relief, allowing two hits and no runs in 1.1 innings of work on the mound.

DePauw scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and force extra innings. Shelmadine’s triple to right-center field scored Young with the winning run in the eighth inning.

In the second game, Craft led the Raven offense with three hits, including a home run.

Six Ravens each had one hit and Shelmadine, Zack Hufferd and Connor Morris each had an RBI as AU led 5-1 after six innings.

Blake Hall earned the victory on the mound, allowing three hits and no earned runs in four innings while striking out four. Ben Yoder earned his first career save in relief, allowing two hits and no earned runs in three innings of work while striking out four without a walk.

AU (2-0) travels to IU-Southeast on Thursday at 3 p.m.

— For The Herald Bulletin

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