TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology topped
Robert Morris-Springfield 10-2 in the nightcap after falling 4-0 in
the opener in softball action on Saturday.
In the opener, junior Brianne Widmoyer
(Elkhart/Central) led the Engineers with a double and a
complete game in the pitching circle. Widmoyer scattered
seven hits and recorded eight strikeouts in the effort.
In game two, Widmoyer led the Engineers with two hits and three
runs batted in, Junior Kayla Irwin (Farmersburg,
Ind./North Central) and freshman Jessica Ahlborn
(Houghton, Mich.) also added two hits. Ahlborn also
scored three runs in the effort while Irwin and freshman
Rosemary Yost (North Canton, Ohio/Jackson)
contributed two runs each.
Junior Alyse Mueller (Belleville, Ill./West)
pitched the complete game with six strikeouts and allowed just four
hits for her first win of the season. Mueller also had a
double with two RBI's from the plate.
Ahlborn started game two with her first career home run to lead
off the Engineer first inning. Rose-Hulman added two more
runs in the second when Yost doubled and scored freshman
Carly Heibel (Fort Wayne, Ind./Lakewood Park) and
also scored a run.
Robert Morris narrowed the lead to 3-2 in the fourth
before the Engineers answered and scored five runs fueled by
two seperate two-run hits. Ahlborn and Irwin both
singled and were knocked in by another single by
Widmoyer. Mueller's double also knocked in two
runs. Sophomore Jenna Martinek (Troy, Mo./Troy
Buchanan) scored the fifth run of the inning.
The Engineers manufactured three more runs in
the bottom of the fifth to clinch the victory.
Rose-Hulman stands 4-10 on the season and will return home for
the conference opener on Wednesday at 5 p.m. against