ANDERSON, IND. -- Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology relied on a pitching gem by senior
Gannon Sadzeck (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central) and a
ninth inning double by sophomore Matt Turk (Addison,
Ill./Addison Trail) to top Anderson University 3-2 on
Sadzeck tossed his best game of the 2011
season against one of the top scoring teams in the HCAC and the
defending regular season league champions. The right-hander
allowed just two runs and seven singles in eight innings of work
with two strikeouts and one walk for his first win of the
Sadzeck pitched out of a bases loaded jam in
the eighth, retiring Vincent Moore on a ground out at second base
on his final pitch to keep the score tied at 2-2 entering the ninth
In Rose-Hulman's final at bat, sophomore
Bobby Newman (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) started
a one-out rally with a walk and advanced to second on a ground
out. Turk then slapped a double to right field, scoring
Newman and giving the Fightin' Engineers a 3-2 lead.
Freshman Hank Akard
(Indianapolis/Ben Davis) came on in the ninth and retired
Anderson in order for his third save.
Rose-Hulman trailed 1-0 entering the top of
the eighth inning, as Sadzeck dueled Greg Vogt in seven quick
innings. Singles by Turk and junior Will Burchett
(Mokena, Ill./Providence Catholic) started a rally, then
senior Michael Kovacs (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller)
reached base on a single and an error with two outs and the bases
loaded to plate two runs.
Offensively, Kovacs and Turk led the
Engineers with two hits, including a double, and one
Rose-Hulman moved into second place in the
HCAC standings at 8-3 in league play with the victory. The
Engineers improved to 18-8 overall and host Transylvania University
in a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday. Anderson
dropped to 16-7 and 6-3 in conference games.
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