DePauw Baseball Rallies to Top Rose-Hulman


menich-dpuTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- DePauw University scored three runs in the eighth inning to earn a 7-6 victory over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in college baseball action on Friday night.

Rose-Hulman jumped out to a 5-1 lead after a three-run fourth inning.  DePauw rallied with three runs in the sixth and three in the seventh to capture the victory.

Senior Bobby Newman (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) led the Rose-Hulman offense with two singles and three RBIs.  Freshman Patrick Klima (South Bend/St. Joseph), senior Donald Stopka (Grayslake, Ill./Carmel Catholic) and freshman Donnie Waters (Franklin) each had two singles for the Engineers.

Sophomore Ben Menich (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect) tossed seven strong innings and scattered 11 hits to lead the pitching effort.  Menich held the DePauw offense to four runs and left with a lead.

Brendon Pashia led the DePauw 17-hit offensive attack with four singles and two runs scored.  Connor Einertson had three hits, including a double, with three RBIs.

Sean Brennan tossed a scoreless seventh inning to pick up the win, and Joe Wojda pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up the save.

DePauw improved to 1-2 on the season, while Rose-Hulman stands 3-7.  The Fightin' Engineers return to action with an 11 a.m. matchup against DePauw and a 5 p.m. matchup with Concordia Chicago on Saturday.