Baseball Falls at Franklin


NewmanDC1FRANKLIN, IND. -- Franklin College scored five times in the fourth inning and added seven runs in the eighth to top Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 15-4 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball action on Tuesday.

Travis Lee, Scott Windler, Ian Sanders, Alex Boone, Jarrett Johnson and Jordan Smuts had two hits each for the Franklin offensive attack. 

Nathan Ellis tossed eight innings and scattered nine hits with four runs allowed to move to 6-2 on the year.

For Rose-Hulman, sophomore Bobby Newman (pictured) (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) led the offensive effort with two doubles and two runs scored. 

Senior Neil Krueger (Beach Park, Ill./Zion Benton) added two hits, including a double.  Junior Derek Dauenbaugh (Bloomington, Ill./University)  pitched in with two singles and one run scored.

Senior Michael Kovacs (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) also became the fourth Engineer to reach 200 career hits with an RBI single.

Franklin improved to 15-4 overall and 13-8 in HCAC play, while Rose-Hulman dropped to 23-14 and 13-9 in league matchups.  The Engineers conclude the regular season with a three-game series at Hanover on Saturday and Sunday.