GAME 1 BOX
SCORE; GAME 2 BOX SCORE
TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology split a doubleheader against Defiance
College on Saturday to earn a series win in the first Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend of the
The Fightin' Engineers won the
opener 5-0 behind the effort of junior pitcher
Jim Bob Schuler (Salem/North Harrison)
(pictured). His effort included six strikeouts with
just three hits allowed in the win.
Schuler allowed just three
singles and two walks with six strikeouts to improve to 3-0 on the
Offensively in the opener,
senior Chris Stemple (Mount Vernon) and sophomore
Bobby Newman (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) slapped
two hits each to lead the offense. Stemple had two singles
and one RBI, while Newman added a double and scored
Pilipovich (Terre Haute/North) added two RBIs and a
single. The Engineers scored three runs in the second frame
to take an early lead, then scored two insurance runs in the
In the nightcap, Defiance scored
seven runs in the ninth inning to rally and capture an 11-9 victory
to secure a split. Senior Gannon Sadzeck (Crystal
Lake, Ill.) tossed five strong innings to put the
Engineers ahead by a 6-3 margin after five frames prior to the
Will Burchett (Mokena, Ill.) and Newman slapped
three singles each to lead Rose-Hulman. Newman recorded two
RBIs and scored one run.
Four Engineers had two hits each
in game two. Stemple had two singles, two runs and one
RBI. Freshman Andrew Benitez (Mililani,
Hawaii) added two singles and scored two runs.
Sophomore Donald Stopka (Grayslake, Ill./Carmel
Catholic) contributed two singles and two RBIs, and
freshman John Krasich (Westfield) had a double,
single and scored once.
Rose-Hulman stands 12-5 overall
and 2-1 in league play, while Defiance is 4-12 overall and 1-2 in
conference games. The Engineers travel to Earlham College for
a three-game series next Saturday and Sunday.