TERRE HAUTE, IND. --
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology scored six times in the fourth
inning and four times in the eighth to rally from an early deficit
and defeat Alma College 15-7 on Sunday.
The Fightin' Engineers finished in a
three-way tie for first place in the Rose-Hulman Invitational with
the victory. Illinois Wesleyan defeated Concordia Chicago
11-2 at Bob Warn Field on the Indiana State campus on
With Sunday's results, Rose-Hulman,
Concordia Chicago and Illinois Wesleyan each finished with 2-1
records during the Invitational.
The Fightin' Engineers blasted out 23 hits
to rally from an early 7-2 deficit and capture the victory.
Senior Jamie Weinle (Harrison, Ohio/Olney C.C.)
led the way with three hits, including his first home run of the
season, and scored twice with two RBIs.
Sophomore Hank Akard
(Indianapolis/Ben Davis) added three hits, including a
double, and scored twice to provide offensive support. Akard
also pitched the final three scoreless innings to pick up his third
save of the season.
Junior Donald Stopka (Grayslake,
Ill./Carmel Catholic) added three hits, including a
double, with three runs scored and two RBIs. Junior
Matthew Turk (Addison, Ill./Addison Trail) pitched
in with three hits, including a double, and had three RBIs with two
runs scored. Senior Will Burchett (Mokena,
Ill./Providence Catholic) rounded out the players with
three hits by slapping a double with one run and one
Sophomore Andrew Benitez (Mililani, Hawaii)
added two singles, scored two runs and had two RBIs. Junior
Bobby Newman (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) also
added two hits and scored twice for Rose-Hulman.
The offensive effort helped freshman Caleb Post
(Rockford, Mich.), earn his first college win on the
mound. Post allowed just one run and five hits in 3.1 innings
of work to move to 1-0 on the season.
Rose-Hulman improved to 9-4 overall, while Alma dropped to
2-5. The Fightin' Engineers travel to Defiance to open the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule with a three-game
series next weekend.
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