WINTER HAVEN, FLA. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied
on its bats to earn a 14-5 victory over Wartburg College in game
three of the team's annual Spring Trip to Florida on Monday.
Rose-Hulman scored four times in the second, third and eighth
innings, and belted out 11 hits for the victory.
Junior Matthew Turk (Addison, Ill./Addison
Trail) led the Fightin' Engineers with a grand slam home
run and also scored three runs.
Other key contributors included sophomore Hank Akard
(Indianapolis/Ben Davis) with a single, double and two
RBIs; sophomore Andrew Benitez (Miliani, Hawaii)
with two singles, four RBIs and two runs scored; sophomore
Donald Stopka (Grayslake, Ill./Carmel Catholic)
with a single and two runs scored; and senior Jamie Weinle
(Harrison, Ohio/Olney C.C.) with two singles, two runs and
The offense helped make a winner of senior Jim Bob
Schuler (Salem/North Harrison) who pitched 7 2/3 innings
in his 2012 debut. Schuler scattered 12 hits with five
strikeouts and allowed five fifth inning runs, but otherwise
shutout the Wartburg offense.
Rose-Hulman stands 2-1 on its annual Florida Trip and returns to
action against Augustana College at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.