Rose-Hulman Falls At Millikin

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GAME 1 BOX; GAME 2 BOX

DECATUR, ILL. -- Millikin University scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 3-2 in game one of Sunday's softball doubleheader and carried the momentum to a 7-1 victory in game two.

In game one, Rose-Hulman was led by Alyse Mueller (Belleville, Ill./West) and Briane Widmoyer (Elkhart, Ind./Central) who both had two hits.  Mueller also scored a run as well as batted one in.  Widmoyer added a run. 

Millikin scored in the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. 

The Engineers took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning.  A Mueller double scored Widmoyer to start the inning.  Mueller then scored the go-ahead run off a single by freshman Rosemary Yost (North Canton, Ohio/Jackson).

The Big Blue answered to tie the game in the fifth inning and finished the game when a double by Colleen Bryan scored the game-winning run in extra innings for the 3-2 final.

The Engineers rebounded quickly in game two and took a 1-0 lead after the top of the first with sophomore Jenna Martinek (Troy, Mo./Troy Buchanan) scoring off a Widmoyer single.  Millikin responded with a three run first inning to carry them to the 7-1 victory

Rose-Hulman stands 4-12 on the season while Millikin is now 9-7.  Rose-Hulman returns home for the HCAC opener on Wednesday at 5 p.m. when the Fightin' Engineers face Manchester.