WINTER HAVEN, FLA.
-- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology baseball team improved
to 3-1 on its annual Florida trip with a 9-5 victory over Milwaukee
School of Engineering on Tuesday.
The Engineers smashed 13 hits on
the day, with multiple hit games for five players. Junior
Derek Dauenbaugh (Bloomington, Ill./University)
had a triple, single and a team-high three RBIs to lead the
Senior Chris Stemple
(Mount Vernon) added two singles and scored two runs, with
senior B.J. Zobrist (Eureka, Ill.) contributing a
triple, single and two RBIs.
Krueger (Beach Park, Ill./Zion Benton) pitched in with two
singles and one run scored, and freshman Andrew Benitez
(Mililani, Hawaii) had two singles and scored
Milwaukee Engineering held a 5-4
lead entering the bottom of the seventh, before Rose-Hulman scored
four times to take an 8-5 lead. Benitez, Stemple and Zobrist
slapped singles, before sophomore Bobby Newman (Orland
Park, Ill./Sandburg) added an RBI double. Dauenbaugh
capped the rally with a two-run hit.
The offensive effort made a
winner of sophomore Ethan Post (Rockford, Mich.),
who came out of the bullpen to stop a seventh inning spurt by
Milwaukee Engineering to earn a win in his varsity debut.
Post recorded a key strikeout and a popout with the bases loaded to
keep Rose-Hulman within 5-4.
Freshman Hank Akard
(Indianapolis/Ben Davis) came out of the bullpen with two
scoreless innings and two strikeouts to earn his first college
save. Freshman John Krasich
(Westfield/Brebeuf) added 2.1 innings of one-run pitching
out of the bullpen.
Rose-Hulman stands 3-1 overall
and returns to action on Wednesday at 1 p.m. against St. John
Fisher. Milwaukee Engineering dropped to 1-3.
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