Baseball Team Sweeps RIT


746-Oakley-FlaAUBURNDALE, FLA. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology used big innings to sweep Rochester Institute of Technology in college baseball action on Friday. 

Rose-Hulman won the first game 5-2 fueled by a four-run third inning that featured just two hits.  Junior Will Burchett (Mokena, Ill./Providence Catholic) led the rally with a hit and a run.

Senior Andrew Oakley (Clinton Township, Mich./Chippewa Valley) (pictured) pitched his second complete game and threw five strikeouts while picking up his second win of the season.

The Engineers then came back and won game two 9-6, powered behind a six run first inning which featured four errors by Rochester.   

Three players had two hits in the game, led by freshman Andrew Benitez (Mililani, Hawaii) who started the game with a single and later scored in the inning.  He also added a double later in the game.   

Sophomore Matt Turk (Addison, Ill./Addison Trail) also doubled in the first inning and added a run.   

Freshman Hank Akard (Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis) added one run and a single and double while Senior Michael Kovacs (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) chipped in with two runs.   

Junior Jim Bob Schuler (Salem, Ind./North Harrison) picked up his second win of the season and freshman Kevin Farley (Centennial, Colo./Littleton) picked up his first save with three scoreless and hitless innings in relief. 

Rose-Hulman now stands 5-3 on the season and will face Aurora University Saturday to finish their Florida trip.