CINCINNATI, OHIO -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology softball team split Saturday's doubleheader at Mount St.
Joesph to move to 3-5 in league play.
The Fightin' Engineers won the opener 5-2 before falling 9-7 in
Rose-Hulman was led by junior Brianne Widmoyer (Elkhart,
Ind./Central) and freshman Jessica Ahlborn
(Houghton, Ind.). Widmoyer had two hits, two runs batted
in and scored a run in game one, while Alhborn added two hits and
Widmoyer also threw the complete game, allowing just five hits
to pick up her fifth win of the season.
In game two, Widmoyer again led the team with three hits.
Sophomore Jenna Martinek (Troy, Mo./Troy
Buchanon) also sprayed three hits with an RBI and run
scored. Sophomore Alyse Mueller (Belleville,
Ill./West) scored two runs.
The Engineers took an early lead in game one, scoring two runs
in the first and second innings. In the first, Ahlborn
and Widmoyer both scored off a throwing error by the hosts off a
hit by freshman Samantha Springer (Irving, Texas/Parrish
Rose-Hulman added two more runs off three doubles in the second
inning, started with a double by sophomore Kayla Irwin
(Farmersburg, Ind./North Central). Irwin then scored
when freshman Carly Heibel (Fort Wayne, Ind./Lakewood
Park) hit another double and Heibel scored off Widmoyer's
double to give the Engineers a 4-0 lead.
The team added a fifth run in the fifth when Ahlborn scored off
a Widmoyer single. Mount St. Joseph answered with a run
in the fifth and seventh for the 5-2 final.
Game two saw the Engineers score four runs in the sixth and
two in the seventh inning, but proved not enough as the host
Lions take a 2-1 lead into the fifth before adding five
more runs to give take a 7-1 lead. Heibel scored the
Engineer run with a fourth inning home run to open the inning.
With bases loaded in the sixth, Rosemary Yost (North
Canton, Ohio/Jackson) was hit by a pitch which scored
Mueller. Irwin then hit a two RBI single to score
Martinek and sophomore Allison Bowman (Fort
Wayne, Ind./Snider). Ahlborn followed with a
single to score Yost to cut the deficit to
The Lion pushed the lead to 9-5, answering with two runs in the
bottom of the sixth inning. The Engineers rallied with two
outs, scoring two runs in the seventh, but it wasn't enough as the
hosts held on for the 9-7 final.
Rose-Hulman stands 9-19 overall and 3-5 in league play.
The Fightin' Engineers return to action with a home doubleheader
against Taylor on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
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