AUBURNDALE, FLA. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology stands 3-3 on the season after a narrow 7-5 loss to
Augustana College on Thursday as part of the team's Florida
Augustana scored three unearned
runs in the first inning, before the Vikings were held scoreless
until the seventh inning by starter Ethan Post (Rockford,
Mich.). Augustana snapped a 3-3 tie with one run in
the seventh and three in the eighth against the Engineer bullpen,
before Rose-Hulman scored twice in the ninth.
Senior B.J. Zobrist
(Eureka, Ill.) slapped three singles to lead the
Rose-Hulman offense. Junior Derek Dauenbaugh
(Bloomington, Ill./University) (pictured) added two
singles and one RBI.
Other key contributors for
Rose-Hulman included sophomore Bobby Newman (Orland Park,
Ill./Sandburg) with a two-run triple; junior Jamie
Weinle (Harrison, Ohio/Olney C.C.) with a triple; and
sophomore Matt Turk (Addison, Ill./Addison Trail)
with a double and one run scored.
Dave Hoffman led the Augustana
offense with three hits, including a double, and three RBIs.
Mike Trotta pitched seven innings and scattered seven hits with
three runs allowed to earn the victory.
Rose-Hulman stands 3-3 on the
season, while Augustana improved to 5-1. The Engineers square
off in a doubleheader with Rochester Institute of Technology on