Jenkins Wins 600th Career Game in Manchester Split


SeniorsTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology head baseball coach Jeff Jenkins picked up his 600th career victory as a college head coach to highlight Saturday's Senior Day split with Manchester.

Jenkins won his 555th game at Rose-Hulman and the 600th of his 25-year NCAA Division III coaching career in the nightcap.

Manchester won the opener 6-1 behind a strong pitching effort.  Rose-Hulman relied on a solid pitching performance of its own to claim a 4-2 victory in the nightcap.

Rose-Hulman also celebrated Senior Day for team members Ken Carpenter, Michael Kovacs, Neil Krueger, Andrew Markowitz, Andrew Oakley, Nick Rumpke, Gannon Sadzeck, Chris Stemple and B.J. Zobrist prior to game one.

In the opener, Justin Scott scattered seven hits and allowed just one run to move to 3-4 on the season and guide the Spartans to a 6-1 victory.  Trey Forbes and John Smolinski led Manchester with three hits each.

Newman-mcFor Rose-Hulman, senior Chris Stemple (Mount Vernon) and sophomore Bobby Newman (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) (pictured) led the squad with two hits each.  Stemple had a double and scored one run, and Newman had a pair of singles. 

Junior Jim Bob Schuler (Salem/North Harrison) kept the Engineers in striking distance by allowing four runs in six innings of work.

In the nightcap, Rose-Hulman senior Nick Rumpke (Cincinnati, Ohio/Wyoming) improved to 3-3 with his second straight strong start to lead the Engineer effort.  Rumpke tossed seven innings and scattered eight hits with three strikeouts to earn his second straight conference win.

Senior Gannon Sadzeck (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central) completed the final two scoreless innings for his first save of the season.

Offensively, sophomore Matthew Turk (Addison, Ill./Addison Trail) paced the Engineers with three hits, including a double, and one RBI.  Junior Will Burchett (Mokena, Ill./Providence Catholic) also had a multiple hit game with two singles.

Junior Derek Dauenbaugh (Bloomington, Ill./University) added one single and one RBI and one RBI to the balanced attack.

Rose-Hulman stands 23-13 overall and 13-8 in conference play, while Manchester has a 24-12 mark and is 15-6 in league games.  The Engineers return to action at Franklin College on Tuesday.