Softball Battles but Falls Twice in Florida on Tuesday


Bowman1CLERMONT, FLA. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology dropped a 6-3 decision to Capital after falling 8-0 to Augustana in softball action on Tuesday in Florida.

Rose-Hulman jumped ahead 3-0 on Capital in the first inning, highlighted with RBI singles from freshman Carly Heibel (Fort Wayne/Lakewood Park Christian) and junior Brianne Widmoyer (Elkhart/Central).

Capital rallied with one run in the second and two in the fifth to tie the score at 3-3, then scored three times in the decisive sixth inning to earn the win.

Freshman Samantha Springer (Irving, Texas/Parish Episcopal), junior Alyse Mueller (Belleville, Ill./West) and sophomore Allison Bowman (Fort Wayne/Snider) scored runs for the Engineers.  Heibel had two hits and tossed a complete game in the circle, allowing three earned runs with three strikeouts.

In the nightcap, freshman Lindsey Watterson (Irving, Texas/Parish Episcopal) had the lone hit as Augustana struck out five and walked just two in an 8-0 win.

Rose-Hulman stands 0-4 on the season and returns to action on Thursday against Johnson & Wales and SUNY-Canton.