NORTH MANCHESTER, IND.
-- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology advanced to the semifinal round of the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with an 8-3 win over
Anderson on Friday.
Senior Michael Kovacs (Cincinnati,
Ohio/Moeller) smashed a two-run home run among a team-high
three hits to lead the Engineer offense.
Junior Derek Dauenbaugh (Bloomington,
Ill./University) added three hits and scored once, with
senior B.J. Zobrist (Eureka, Ill.), sophomore
Matthew Turk (Addison, Ill./Addison Trail) and
sophomore Bobby Newman (Orland Park,
Ill./Sandburg) adding two hits each.
The offensive effort helped junior Jim Bob Schuler
(Salem/North Harrison) (pictured) pick up the victory with
a strong eight-inning performance. Schuler held one of the
league's top offensive teams to three runs in eight innings of
Live in-game statistics and live in-game
radio broadcasts will be available for every Rose-Hulman contest in
the HCAC Tournament. The links are indicated
The Fightin' Engineers won the 2009 and 2010 HCAC Tournament
titles to earn automatic bids to the NCAA Division III
Tournament. Rose-Hulman will seek its fourth straight NCAA
appearance after qualifying for the national tournament in 2008,
2009 and 2010.
2011 HCAC TOURNAMENT
May 12-14, 2011
Game 1: Manchester 15, Anderson 5
Game 2: Franklin 13, Rose-Hulman 3
Game 3: Franklin 9, Manchester 7
Game 4: Rose-Hulman 8, Anderson 3
Game 5: Rose-Hulman 5, Manchester 5 (Top
8th) (suspended to Saturday)
Saturday, May 14
Completion of Rose-Hulman vs. Manchester, 10 a.m.
Game 6: Franklin vs. Game 5 winner, Noon
Game 7: If needed, opponents of Game 6 play again, 3:30