Softball Team Falls In Crosstown Twinbill To The Woods


Heibel-acST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, IND. -- St. Mary-of-the-Woods College captured a sweep in the crosstown rivalry matchup as they defeated Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 6-1 and 8-6 in Thursday's doubleheader.

In game one, the Engineers featured four players with two hits, led by junior Alyse Mueller (Belleville, Ind./West) who's home run provided the lone run for Rose-Hulman.

The Pomeroys were led by a 3 for 3 perfomance by Sarah Goelz, including a two run single. Carly Painter fueled a four-run fourth inning with a grand slam home run. 

Rose-Hulman was led by sophomore Jenna Martinek's (Troy, Mo./Troy Buchanan) three hits and freshman Carly Heibel (Fort Wayne, Ind./Lakewood Park) who batted in three runs and hit a double in game two.  

Shelby Turned led the Pomeroys with three hits with Goelz adding two runs and  pitcher Danielle Owens threw seven strikeouts in five innings of work.

The Pomeroys started game two with a four run first inning, starting with a Goelz double to score Kelsey Roselli.  The hosts then manufactured three more runs with consistent batting, scoring on three straight singles.

The Engineers answered quickly, scoring five runs in the second inning, powered by a three run double by Heibel.  Freshman Lindsey Watterson (Lexington, Ind./Southwestern) singled to score freshman Samantha Springer (Irving, Texas/Parish Episcopal) and Martinek also scored off a single by freshman Jessica Ahlborn (Houghton, Mich./Houghton) to provide the other two runs.

Rose-Hulman added a sixth run to take a 6-4 lead when Martinek singled to score Mueller. 

St. Mary-of-the-Woods then scored two runs in the fifth and two runs in the sixth to take the 8-6 victory.  In the fifth inning, Painter hit a two run single.  The fifth inning featured Shelby Turner knocking in Shelby Barnett for the first run, then when Turner tried to steal second, Roselli crossed the plate to capture the last run.  Turner was then thrown out at third to end the inning. 

St. Mary's improved to 17-12 while Rose-Hulman stands 8-18.  The Fightin' Engineers return to action at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.