Rose-Hulman Baseball Earns Friday Sweep Over MSJ

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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 Friday.

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 win.

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.