TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology scored three times in
the first and second innings, then added six runs in the fourth
frame to top Alma College 15-4 in the baseball home opener on
Sunday at Art Nehf Field.
The Fightin' Engineers pounded
out 16 hits in the contest, with five Rose-Hulman players recording
Sophomore Bobby Newman
(Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) and senior Chris
Stemple (Mount Vernon) (pictured) had three hits each
to lead the attack. Newman smashed two doubles, scored three
runs and had three RBIs. Stemple added two singles, one
double, two runs scored and one RBI.
Sophomore Donald Stopka
(Grayslake, Ill./Carmel Catholic) had a team-high four
RBIs with a two-run double and a two-run single. Senior
Michael Kovacs (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) pitched
in with a double, single and two runs scored. Junior
Derek Dauenbaugh (Bloomington, Ill./University)
came off the bench with two singles, one run scored and one
The offensive effort helped
senior Andrew Oakley (Clinton Township, Mich./Chippewa
Valley) improve to 3-0 on the season. Oakley allowed
four hits and one run in six innings of work, before junior
Jim Bob Schuler (Salem/North Harrison) tossed the
final three innings to earn the save.
Adam Rezmer blasted a solo home
run, and Matthew Cresswell had three hits to lead the Alma
Rose-Hulman improved to 6-4 on
the season and returns to action with a home matchup against
Fontbonne University on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The Engineers
also host a three-game series against North Central on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday.