HANOVER, N.H. — Junior Justin Fowler went 3-for-3 with a run and two RBIs, and senior Chris Burkholder shut the door for his Ivy League-leading seventh save as Dartmouth (14-9, 4-2 Ivy) won the second game of its home-opening doubleheader with Princeton, 7-6, on Saturday afternoon at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park. The Tigers (7-18, 3-3 Ivy) won the first game, 4-2, by scoring all of their runs after two were out with nobody on base.

It wasn’t a day for aces as Princeton handed senior Michael Danielak his first defeat in the opener after he had won his first five starts. And last year’s Ivy League Pitcher of the Year, Tigers right-hander Chad Powers, surrendered six runs over four-plus frames in the nightcap to suffer his second defeat of 2017.

After trading solitary runs with Princeton in both the first and third innings, Dartmouth took the lead in game two for good in its half of the fourth. Junior Kyle Holbrook led off with a sharp single past the first baseman, then scored on Fowler’s booming triple to right-center. Freshman Michael Calamari followed with a line single to center to plate Fowler for a 4-2 lead.

The Tigers got a run back in the fifth on a two-out RBI single by Zack Belski, scoring David Harding who was hit by a pitch to start the stanza.

Control issues doomed Powers (1-2) in the fifth as he walked junior Dustin Shirley on four pitches before plunking senior Michael Ketchmark. Princeton summoned Nick Brady to the mound, who loaded the bases with another walk before Fowler laced an RBI single to left and Calamari was hit by a pitch, forcing in another run. Brady induced a double play grounder which scored the final run of the frame, making it a 7-3 game.

Like Powers, Dartmouth starter Cole O’Connor allowed the first two batters to reach in the sixth to end his afternoon, and Cole Phillips greeted freshman reliever Michael Parsons with a solid single back through the box for the Tigers’ fourth run. But Parsons induced a double play of his own and got the third out on a swinging strike to strand a runner at third with a three-run lead intact.

A two-out, two-run pinch-homer off the bat of Paul Tupper in the eighth, his first long ball of the year, made it a one-run game at 7-6, but Burkholder came on to get the final out of the eighth and retired the side in order in the ninth to pick up the save.

O’Connor (3-1) took the win with five-plus innings of work in which he allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits and a pair of walks while striking out two.

While Fowler matched a career-high with three of Dartmouth’s nine hits, Holbrook had two of his own and scored twice, and Shirley and Calamari joined Fowler with two RBIs apiece.

Belski and Nick Hernandez each had two hits to account for half of the Tigers’ eight safeties with Tupper’s home run the lone extra-base hit.

In the first game, the Big Green jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second when senior Adam Gauthier drove a pitch over the center fielder’s head for a two-run double with one down. But Chris Giglio limited the damage to those two runs as he got a strikeout and a grounder to short to strand runners at second and third.

Danielak was cruising in the third, having retired eight of the first nine batters he faced. But five straight Princeton hitters reached base with two outs, starting with a Jesper Horsted double and an Asher Lee-Tyson single to center to cut the Tiger’s deficit to one. Following a walk to Belski, both Hernandez and Nolan produced RBI singles to put Princeton on top, 3-2.

The Tigers got an insurance run in the fifth as Hernandez doubled off the base of the fence in left-center with two outs, took third on an infield hit and scored when the throw to first on a comebacker was bobbled for an unearned run.

Dartmouth had a golden opportunity to score in the fifth with runners on the corners and one out, but Giglio escaped the jam by getting a double play behind him to end the inning. The Big Green went down in order in the sixth, and again in the seventh after Ryan Smith replaced Giglio, earning his third save.

Giglio (2-2) allowed the two runs on four hits and four walks over six stanzas, striking out four in the process. Nolan had a perfect game at the plate going 3-for-3 with an RBI, and Hernandez added a pair of knocks, scored a run and drove in another.

Danielak (5-1) took the loss for yielding the four runs, three earned, on eight hits and a free pass over six innings to go with seven strikeouts.

Dartmouth will host Cornell (12-10, 2-4 Ivy), which split a doubleheader with Harvard today, on Sunday at noon at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park. The two games will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network with Wayne Young ’72 calling the action.

Notes: The Big Green avoided their 100th loss against Princeton by salvaging the split. The overall record in the series has the Tigers leading, 99-86 … Shirley had two sacrifice flies in the second game, giving him six on the year to lead the conference (the national leader entering the day had seven) … Shirley also collected his 99th career hit … Fowler is hitting .429 (9-for-21) over his last six games … Burkholder is tied for second on the single-season saves list at Dartmouth. The record is 11 set by Ryan Smith in 2009.