TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior
Jamie Weinle (Harrison, Ohio/Olney C.C.) blasted
three home runs, including a game one walk-off and a game two grand
slam, to help the Engineers sweep Mount St. Joseph 5-4 and 9-8 on
Weinle hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, then blasted his
second shot of the game to lead off the bottom of the ninth in the
game one walk-off victory.
Rose-Hulman also received a solo home run from junior
Bobby Newman (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) as part
of the team's opening game offensive effort.
In the nightcap, Weinle keyed a six-run second inning with a
grand slam home run to put the Engineers ahead 6-1.
The wild game two featured a six-run third inning for Mount St.
Joseph that puts the Lions back on top 7-6. Rose-Hulman
answered with three runs in the third inning, highlighted by RBI
doubles from Andrew Benitez (Mililani, Hawaii) and
Newman, to provide enough offense in the 9-8
Senior Jim Bob Schuler (Salem/North Harrison)
pitched eight strong innings in the no decision with eight
strikeouts in the first contest. Schuler scattered 10 hits
and allowed four runs. Freshman R.J. Carroll
(Lexington, Ky./Catholic) tossed a scoreless ninth inning
to earn the win.
Weinle led the game one offense with three hits, two runs and
two RBIs. Newman and Benitez also had one hit, one run and
one RBI for the Fightin' Engineers.
Michael Leytze and Kyle Ottaway led the Mount St. Joseph offense
with three hits each.
In game two, Weinle led the team with four RBIs. Junior
Donald Stopka (Grayslake, Ill./Carmel Catholic)
added a single, double, two runs scored and one RBI.
Senior Ryan Fuller (Fort Wayne/Elmhurst) came
out of the bullpen with four strong innings of work for his first
win of the season. Fuller scattered five hits and allowed
just one run with two strikeouts. Sophomore John
Krasich (Westfield/Brebeuf Jesuit) recorded the final two
outs for his first save.
Kyle Vennemeier led the Mount St. Joseph offense with a single,
double and three RBIs in the nightcap.
Rose-Hulman stands 16-7 overall and 7-2 in league play, while
Mount St. Joseph dropped to 9-13 and 2-7 in conference games.
The two teams will complete their three-game series with a nine
inning game on Saturday at noon.