CLERMONT, FLA. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology junior Brianne Widmoyer
(Elkhart/Central) tossed a complete game two-hitter to
help lead the softball team to its first win of the 2012 season in
Florida on Thursday.
Widmoyer's gem helped the Engineers defeat
Johnson & Wales 4-0 in the first of two games on the day.
SUNY-Canton topped Rose-Hulman 6-4 in the nightcap.
Widmoyer allowed two singles in the fourth inning but otherwise
held Johnson & Wales hitless. She struck out five
with no walks in the shutout.
Offensively, freshman Jessica Ahlborn (Houghton,
Mich./Houghton-Portage Township) slapped two singles with
three RBIs to lead Rose-Hulman.
Sophomore Jenna Martinek (Troy, Mo.)
contributed two singles and one RBI, with Widmoyer helping her own
cause with a double and one run scored. Freshman
Carly Heibel (Fort Wayne/Lakewood Park) and junior
Kayla Irwin (Farmerburg/North Central) also had
one hit and one run each.
In the nightcap, SUNY-Canton held off a late Rose-Hulman rally
in the 6-4 victory. Martinek slapped two hits, including a
double, with two runs scored and one RBI. Ahlborn also
smashed a double and a single in the game.
Freshman Samantha Springer (Irving, Texas/Parish
Episcopal) and Widmoyer had two singles each for the
Engineers. Irwin added a single, one run and one RBI against
Rose-Hulman stands 1-5 overall on its annual
Florida trip. The
#1 in the nation for 15 years!
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