HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology scored
three runs in the first inning but Anderson University rallied to
top the Fightin' Engineers 7-3 on Friday in the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball
Greg Vogt rebounded after allowing
three runs to shutout the Engineers and gain a complete
Jacob Craft led the Raven offense with three
hits and one run. Aaron Rogers, Cole Heberling,
Michael Tucker and Zach Garcia all added two hits each.
Kyle Beckman chipped in with three runs batted in while Drew
Brantley contributed two RBI's.
Brantley and Jeremy Shelmadine
each scored two runs.
Rose-Hulman was led by Bobby Newman's three
hits and one run. Will Burchett and Parker
Fulkerson went for two hits each, with Fulkerson adding a
The Engineers jumped to an early 3-0 lead.
Fulkerson doubled down the left field line and scored on an
Anderson error off a batted ball by Andrew Benitez, who then scored
off another Anderson throwing error when Bobby Newman
singled. Newman then scored to increase the
with a run in the fourth when Brantley scored on a groundout to
third by Beckman and gained two more runs in the fifth. With
bases loaded, Brantley singled, scoring Craft and Tucker to tie the
game at three.
The Ravens took the lead in the seventh
inning. Heberling scored on a fielder's choice
and Engineer error. Brantley then scored another
run on a single by Rogers and Shelmadine scored on a sacrifice
fly to take a 6-3 lead. The team then added one more in the
ninth inning to secure a 7-3 victory.
The win advances Anderson to face Franklin
College. The winner will advance to the championship round to
face Manchester Saturday at noon. With the loss, Rose-Hulman
ends their historic season, winning their first regular-season
conference title in 16 years with a 27-14 record.