TERRE HAUTE, IND. --
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Allison Faber
(St. Louis, Mo./Cor Jesu Academy) set single-season and
career softball home run records to lead Saturday's split with
Faber also tied a single-game school record with two home runs
to lead the Engineers past Hanover 8-0 in the doubleheader
opener. Her single-season home run total reached six with a
career total of eight to rewrite the Fightin' Engineer history book
in both categories.
Hanover rebounded to capture the nightcap by a 10-5 margin.
Faber finished game one at 3-3 with two home runs, three
runs scored and three RBIs. Freshman Jenna Martinek
(Troy, Mo./Buchanan) also contributed three singles and
scored one run in the effort, and freshman Allison Bowman
(Fort Wayne/Snider) added two singles, one run and one
Senior Kyla Lutz (Tennyson/Boonville) picked up
the pitching shutout with a complete-game three-hitter.
Lutz allowed three singles and two walks with two strikeouts to
improve to 6-7 on the season.
In the nightcap, Hanover scored twice in the fifth inning and
five times in the sixth to turn a 3-3 tie into a 10-5
victory. Lauren Kreinest and Shelby Overton led the Panthers
with home runs and three RBIs each.
Lutz and sophomore Brianne Widmoyer
(Elkhart/Central) led Rose-Hulman's game two offense with
three hits each. Lutz had one RBI, while Widmoyer recorded
one run and one RBI.
Senior Kayla Yano (Ontario,
Ore.) also contributed two hits, including a
double, with two runs scored in the nightcap.
Rose-Hulman stands 13-19 on the season and 6-8 in
conference play, while Hanover improved to 6-18 and 2-8 in league
games. The Engineers host Defiance on Saturday at 1 p.m. for
Senior Day, and could have a schedule addition with a home matchup
against Millikin later this week.