Early Start Leads Washington U. Past R-H Baseball


GreenWartST. LOUIS, MO. -- Nationally ranked Washington University scored five first inning runs and relied on a strong pitching effort to top Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 7-0 in baseball action on Wednesday.

The Bears, ranked No. 25 nationally in the American Baseball Coaches Association weekly poll, scored five runs in the first inning to earn the 7-0 victory.

Chris Lowery led the Washington University offense with three hits, including a double,  Kyle Billig and Brandon Rogalski each had two hits for the Bears.

Stephen Bonser tossed the complete game on the mound, scattering eight hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Freshman Josh Hoeing (Rishville) and sophomore Michael Bush (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Christian) slapped two singles each to lead the Rose-Hulman offense.

Sophomore John Krasich (Westfield/Brebeuf Jesuit) led the Rose-Hulman pitching effort with three innings out of the bullpen.  Krasich scattered three hits with one strikeout and allowed just one run.

Washington University improved to 21-6 on the season, while Rose-Hulman dropped to 14-7.  The Fightin' Engineers return to action with a 2 p.m. home doubleheader on Friday against Mount St. Joseph.