TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology baseball team looks to remain alive in the NCAA Division III Central Baseball Regional in two potential games on Saturday.
The Fightin' Engineers (27-17) will face Buena Vista University in an elimination game at 3:30 p.m. Central Time on Saturday.
The winner of the Rose-Hulman vs. Buena Vista game will immediately return to the diamond at 7 p.m. Central Time on Saturday night to face DePauw University. The Fightin' Engineers and Tigers have never faced in an NCAA Division III Tournament in any sport.
Sunday's championship round will include St. Thomas against the team advancing in the 7 p.m. elimination on Saturday night. Rose-Hulman needs one victory for its farthest advancement in an NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament.
Rose-Hulman defeated No. 1 ranked Webster 3-2 on Thursday, after falling 4-2 to St. Thomas in the Regional opener on Wednesday.
Buena Vista (37-8) fell 11-5 to St. Thomas on Friday night, after winning its opener 7-1 over St. Scholastica on Wednesday. The Beavers are the No. 3 seed in the Regional, while Rose-Hulman has the No. 5 seed.
Live in-game statistics for all tournament games are available online at http://www.augustana.edu/athletics/baseball/xlive.htm. Updates will also be posted on Twitter @rhitsports for the remaining Rose-Hulman games in the NCAA Division III Central Regional.
NCAA DIVISION III CENTRAL REGIONAL
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
Game #1 - DePauw 2, Webster 1
Game #2 - St. Thomas 4, Rose-Hulman 2
Game #3 - Buena Vista 7, St. Scholastica 1
THURSDAY, MAY 15
Game #4 – Rose-Hulman 3, Webster 2 (11 Innings) - Webster is eliminated
Rain forced postponement of games 5 and 6
FRIDAY, MAY 16
Game #5 – DePauw 6, St. Scholastica 5 - St. Scholastica is eliminated
Game #6 – St. Thomas 11, Buena Vista 5
SATURDAY, MAY 17
Game #7 – St. Thomas 14, DePauw 8
Game #8 – Rose-Hulman vs. Buena Vista – 3:30 p.m. CT
Game #9 – DePauw vs. Winner Game 8 – 7:00 p.m. CT
SUNDAY, MAY 18
Game #10 – St. Thomas vs. Winner Game 9 – 12:00 noon CT
Game #11 – If necessary, same teams as in Game 10 – 30 minutes following Game 10