Grace Captures Softball Sweep at Rose-Hulman



Faber1TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Grace College snapped a 2-2 tie with a run in its final at bat to complete a softball doubleheader sweep at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Friday.

The Lancers captured game one by an 8-1 count, then won 3-2 in the nightcap.

In the opener, senior Allison Faber (St. Louis, Mo./Cor Jesu Academy) (pictured) led the Rose-Hulman offense with a solo home run.  Senior Kayla Yano (Ontario, Ore.) and freshman Mary Schultz (Harrison, Ohio) added two hits each.

Genevieve Benson led the Grace offense with two doubles and five RBIs.  The Lancers improved to 4-20, while Rose-Hulman dropped to 9-12.

In the nightcap, Rose-Hulman rallied from a 2-0 deficit with two runs in the fourth inning to knot the score at 2-2.  Freshman Allison Bowman (Fort Wayne/Snider) opened the scoring with a solo home run, then senior Molly Richardson (Orange Park, Fla./St. John's Country Day) knotted the score by stealing home with two outs.

Freshman Jenna Martinek (Troy, Mo./Buchanan) and sophomore Brianne Widmoyer (Elkhart/Central) paced the Rose-Hulman offense with two hits each.  Sophomore Alyse Mueller (Belleville, Ill./West) tossed the complete game in the pitching circle and allowed just one earned run with five strikeouts. 

Rose-Hulman stands 9-13 on the season and returns to home action against Blackburn College on Sunday at noon.