Dramatic Comeback Leads to Lycoming, Lebanon Valley Sweep; Bernthold Sets Career Record for Hits

BerntholdCLERMONT, FLA. -- Rose-Hulman enjoyed one of the most dramatic comebacks in school history to complete a doubleheader sweep on a historic night for the Fightin' Engineer softball program.

Senior Brittany Bernthold (Fisherville, Ky.) became Rose-Hulman's career leader in hits to start a four-run final inning rally against Lycoming.

Bernthold snapped the career school record of 149 hits by 2008 graduate Ashley Montgomery with her seventh inning single to start the Engineer rally from a 5-2 deficit.

Junior Kayla Yano (Ontario, Ore.) slapped a single, then junior Kyla Lutz (Tennyson/Boonville) drew a walk to load the bases.  Senior Jordan Goslee (St. Joseph, Mich.) tied the score at 5-5 with a three-run double.

Two batters later, freshman Brianne Widmoyer (Elkhart/Central) slapped the game-winning single to lift Rose-Hulman to its second win of the day.

Lutz picked up the victory in relief by allowing one earned run in five innings of work with four strikeouts.  Yano joined senior Kristin Greer (Batavia, Ohio) with two hits in the contest.

In the opener, Rose-Hulman relied on the strong arm of Goslee to earn an 8-0 victory over Lebanon Valley College.  Goslee allowed just one hit with nine strikeouts, and the Engineers scored five runs in the first inning to secure the win.

Bernthold slapped three hits, including a triple, while Goslee and Lutz added two hits each in the Rose-Hulman victory.

Rose-Hulman stands at 2-2 on the season and returns to action Thursday against Alma and Thiel.