ANDERSON, IND. -- Anderson University scored twice in the first
inning and three times in the fourth, then relied on strong
pitching to top Rose-Hulman 7-1 in Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference baseball action on Tuesday afternoon.
Nolan Schaefer kept Rose-Hulman off balance with a strong
pitching effort to key the victory. Schaefer allowed just
three hits in seven innings with six strikeouts to move to 2-1 on
the season. Tyler Watson pitched the final two innings to
secure the win.
Offensively, Jacob Craft led the host Ravens with a two-run
triple. Jeremy Shelmadine added two hits, including a double,
with one RBI.
Rose-Hulman's offensive effort was led by senior Will
Burchett (Mokena, Ill./Providence Catholic) and senior
Jamie Weinle (Harrison, Ohio/Olney C.C.) with two
singles each. Burchett also provided the Engineers lone run
with a sharp ground ball that was errantly fielded by the Ravens to
score sophomore Hank Akard (Indianapolis/Ben
Davis) with the Engineer run.
Senior Ryan Fuller (Fort Wayne/Elmhurst) and
freshman R.J. Carroll (Lexington, Ky./Catholic)
paced the Rose-Hulman pitching effort with two innings and one run
allowed out of the bullpen.
Anderson improved to 17-8 on the season and took a two-game lead
in the HCAC standings at 10-1 in league play. Rose-Hulman
stands 17-8 overall and 8-3 in league games. The Fightin'
Engineers return to action on Friday at 6 p.m. with a nine-inning
game against Hanover.