Transylvania Earns Softball Sweep at Rose-Hulman


TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Transylvania University improved to 5-1 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference softball action with a 5-4 and 9-4 sweep over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in softball action on Saturday.

Transylvania scored three times in the seventh inning in the opener to rally and earn a 5-4 victory.  Emily Hampton led Transylvania with three hits.  Michelle Ladanyi slapped two hits, including a triple, and added two RBIs.

Sophomore Allison Bowman (Fort Wayne/Snider) led the game one offense for Rose-Hulman with a two-run home run.  Freshman Carly Heibel (Fort Wayne/Lakewood Park) added two hits, and junior Brianne Widmoyer (Elkhart/Central) had one single, one run, one RBI and four pitching strikeouts.

Transylvania relied on three runs in the second and five in the third to earn a 9-4 victory in the nightcap.  Hampton had three more hits in the nightcap for the Pioneers.

Junior Alyse Mueller (Belleville, Ill./West) slapped two hits, including a double, with two RBIs to lead the Engineers.  Heibel and junior Kayla Irwin (Farmersburg/North Central) also contributed two hits.

Transylvania improved to 12-10-1 and 5-1 in HCAC play, while Rose-Hulman is 6-14 and 2-2 in league games.  The Fightin' Engineers return to action at Blackburn College on Sunday afternoon.