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