GREENCASTLE - Matt Walker can rest easy for another year.
His place in Wabash-DePauw baseball history is still intact.
With the Tigers' 8-7 come-from-behind win Wednesday afternoon at Walker Field, they kept their eight-year and now 14-game winning streak alive for another season.
Walker, a Crawfordsville High School graduate, holds the distinction of being the last DePauw pitcher to lose to Wabash - a 7-5 loss on April 27, 1999.
And the Tigers constantly remind him of the infamous game.
"The guys remind me of that 1999 (game) every day," said Walker, who received the loss after giving up two runs and three hits in a ninth-inning relief appearance. "I was coming in on two days rest. I had pitched a complete game the game before."
DePauw (5-5) won its fifth straight game and fifth consecutive one-run game Wednesday.
Although the Tigers trailed 7-0, they rallied for eight runs in the last three innings to pull out the win.
Freshman Drew Holy singled home the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to secure the victory.
Walker said the clutch heroics are nothing knew and they've made the late-inning comebacks a trademark.
"With this team, you never know what's going to happen," he said. "We've found ways to win games that most teams wouldn't win . . . We scratched, clawed and hung around. We've done that all year.
"We come through with late runs in games when we have to have them. We have problems with getting our RBIs early."
Although Walker knows he's the last pitcher to lose to Wabash, he doesn't mind the ribbing he gets from DePauw players.
It's turned into more of a motivational tool for the Tigers.
"We have the streak going and those streaks don't happen in baseball," Walker said. "We're not playing against Wabash. We're playing against the streak. We're not trying to stay away from it. It's Wabash - we'd like to never lose to them. We use it to our advantage."