Depew scattered seven hits over 3 1/3 scoreless frames to earn the win as Class A Advanced Charlotte outlasted Lakeland, 5-3, in 19 innings at Joker Marchant Stadium.

The 22-year-old backstop entered the game with two outs in the 16th inning and allowed two hits -- all singles -- in each of the final three innings. DePew, who said he last pitched as a senior in high school, kept his repertoire simple, except for one pitch that nearly ended the game.

"Just a fastball, a changeup and I threw one knuckleball," he said. "I've never thrown it in a game, but playing catch I mess around with it every once in a while. It was the first hitter I faced. I was up 0-2, I tried to throw it up there for a strike. He waited back on it and he hit it off the wall for a double. That was the last one I threw."

DePew recorded one strikeout, fanning Tyler Hanover to open the 18th.

"That was real cool," the Illinois native said. "I wasn't expecting that to happen. I just threw a fastball on the outside corner and he took it."
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