GAME 1 BOX
SCORE; GAME 2 BOX SCORE
RICHMOND, IND. --
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology swept Earlham College 3-1 and
11-6 to open a three-game Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
series on Saturday at McBride Stadium.
In the opener, junior
pitcher Jim Bob Schuler (Salem/North
Harrison) tossed a complete game four-hitter to improve to
4-0 on the season. Schuler allowed two doubles and two
singles with just one walk and six strikeouts in the
Offensively, Rose-Hulman slapped
out 13 hits and scored once in the first, second and third
Senior Neil Krueger
(Beach Park, Ill./Zion-Benton) blasted his first career
home run to lead the Engineer attack. Krueger finished 3-3 on
Senior Chris Stemple
(Mount Vernon), senior B.J. Zobrist (Eureka,
Ill.), sophomore Donald Stopka (Grayslake,
Ill./Carmel Catholic) and sophomore Bobby Newman
(Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) slapped two singles each for
Rose-Hulman. Steple and Zobrist scored runs, and Stopka had
In the nightcap, Rose-Hulman
rallied from a 6-4 deficit with two runs in the seventh, four in
the eighth and one score in the ninth to capture an 11-6
Sophomore Ethan Post
(Rockford, Mich.) tossed 2.2 innings and allowed just one
run to improve to 2-1 on the season. Junior Ryan
Fuller (Fort Wayne/Elmhurst) pitched the final two
scoreless innings to secure the victory.
Michael Kovacs (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller)
(pictured) smashed a three-home run and a double with
five RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Rose-Hulman effort.
Junior Derek Dauenbaugh (Bloomington,
Ill./University) smashed a home run among two hits with
two RBIs to provide support.
Stemple finished 2-4 at the
plate with four runs scored, and Newman contributed two more
singles and two RBIs.
Rose-Hulman stands 14-5 overall
and 4-1 in league play, while Earlham dropped to 7-11 and 0-5 in
league games. The squads conclude their three-game series
with a nine-inning matchup at noon on Sunday.