GRANVILLE, Ohio – Featured by a win in the second game of the day, No. 16 Denison baseball kicked off its 2021 season Saturday afternoon with a pair of wins, 9-0, 6-5. on Case Western Reserve at Big Red Field in Granville.
- Denison's fireworks were capped in game two of the series after the Spartans fought back with two runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 5-5, forcing the Big Red bats to return to the plate in the middle of the house. from the entrance. After Max Lahn singled to right and loaded the bases with one out, junior Danny Alvarez hit a groundout to CWRU shortstop, but the shot at the plate did not come. in time as Will Krushena scored the winning run and sent the Big Red 2-0 for the season.
- In the opening game of the day, senior pitcher Taylor Perrett and DU's offensive dynamics stole the show in a 9-0 shutout over Case Western Reserve. Perrett pitched seven strong innings with six strikeouts and allowed only three hits. Denison's offense backed the senior right-hander with nine runs and 16 hits, including a quartet of three-hit performances by Daniel Spencer Lahn, Krushena and Brian McAuliffe . They also combined for seven RBIs and seven runs scored.
- Spencer, McAuliffe and Lahn finished Day 5 of 9 each and combined for eight RBIs, six runs scored and four doubles. Krushena scored four hits on the day with five runs and two RBIs.
Denison will return to action on Sunday, March 21 when they play two more with Case Western Reserve, this time in Cleveland, Ohio, with the doubleheader starting at 12 p.m. Currently, CWRU does not allow spectators to attend its sporting events, but will offer a live video feed of the double billboard.