TERRE HAUTE, IND. --
Defiance College defeated Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
in the annual Senior Day softball doubleheader on
Prior to the games, Rose-Hulman celebrated Senior Day for team
members Rebecca Bowermaster, Allison Faber, Kyla Lutz,
Molly Richardson and Kayla Yano.
In the opener, Defiance relied on a strong pitching performance
from Shauna Bowers to win 8-0. Bowers tossed a complete-game
four-hitter with seven strikeouts in the Yellow Jackets
Defiance scored four times in the third inning and three times
in the sixth to provide offensive support, highlighted by a home
run from Mallory Faling.
Freshman Jenna Martinek (Troy, Mo./Buchanan)
led the Rose-Hulman offensive effort with a double.
The Engineers fell 9-2 in the second game,
after falling behind by a 4-0 margin in the
first inning. Sophomore Brianne Widmoyer (Elkhart,
Ind./Elkhart Central) led the Engineers with three
hits and an RBI. Richardson (Orange Park, Fla./St.
John's) Yano (Ontario, Ore.)
and sophomore Alyse Mueller (Belleville,
Ill/West) contributed with two hits each.
Richardson also scored a run.
Defiance improved to 18-18 overall and 10-4 in league play,
while Rose-Hulman completed the season at 13-21 and 6-10 in