AUBURNDALE, FLA. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology earned
the 1,000th win in the history of the baseball program with a 6-4
victory over Farmingdale State in the 2012 season opener on
Farmingdale State held a 3-2 lead after seven innings, before
Rose-Hulman scored twice in the eighth and ninth innings to rally
and earn the victory.
Sophomore Parker Fulkerson (Terre Haute/Holy Cross
U.) led the Engineers with three singles, one run and one
stolen base. Sophomore Hank Akard (Indianapolis/Ben
Davis) added a single, double, two runs and pitched the
ninth inning to earn the save.
Junior Bobby Newman (Orland Park,
Ill./Sandburg) added a triple and a single.
Sophomore John Krasich (Westfield/Brebeuf Jesuit)
came out of the bullpen with three innings of relief to pick up the
victory. Krasich allowed one hit, one walk and one earned run
in the effort.
Rose-Hulman relied on a single by Fulkerson, a hit by pitch, and
back-to-back singles by Newman and junior Donald Stopka
(Grayslake, Ill./Carmel Catholic) to take a 4-3 lead after
7 1/2 innings.
In the ninth, the Fightin' Engineers pieced together an error,
an RBI double by Akard and an RBI single by Fulkerson to score two
Rose-Hulman stands 1-0 on its Florida trip and returns to action
on Sunday at 11 a.m. against Brandeis.