ANDERSON, IND. -- Anderson University jumped out to a 9-0 lead, then held off a Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology rally to capture an 11-6 baseball victory on Tuesday night.
Rose-Hulman scored three times in the sixth inning and twice in the seventh to close within 10-6, before Anderson held off the Engineer charge.
Michael Tucker paced the Anderson offense with a 4-4 performance with two home runs, a double and seven RBIs with three runs scored. Brett Detty added three hits and scored three times for the Ravens.
Three Rose-Hulman players led the Engineer offense with three hits each. Sophomore Bobby Newman (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) finished 3-4 with a double and four RBIs. Sophomore Donald Stopka (Grayslake, Ill./Carmel Catholic) (pictured) added three singles with two runs scored, and senior Chris Stemple (Mount Vernon) pitched in with three singles.
Freshman Hank Akard (Indianapolis/Ben Davis) came off the bench with two singles and one run scored.
Senior Ken Carpenter (Beavercreek, Ohio) helped key Rose-Hulman within striking distance with four quality innings out of the bullpen. Carpenter allowed two hits and one walk with three strikeouts and just one run allowed.
Anderson improved to 16-5 overall and 6-1 in HCAC play, while Rose-Hulman dropped to 14-7 and 4-3 in league games. The Engineers return to action on Wednesday at home with a 6 p.m. matchup against DePauw University.