TERRE HAUTE, IND. --
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology head baseball coach Jeff
Jenkins picked up his 600th career victory as a college head coach
to highlight Saturday's Senior Day split with Manchester.
Jenkins won his 555th game at Rose-Hulman and the 600th of his
25-year NCAA Division III coaching career in the nightcap.
Manchester won the opener 6-1 behind a strong pitching
effort. Rose-Hulman relied on a solid pitching performance of
its own to claim a 4-2 victory in the nightcap.
Rose-Hulman also celebrated Senior Day for team members
Ken Carpenter, Michael Kovacs, Neil
Krueger, Andrew Markowitz, Andrew Oakley, Nick Rumpke, Gannon
Sadzeck, Chris Stemple and B.J. Zobrist
prior to game one.
In the opener, Justin Scott scattered seven hits and allowed
just one run to move to 3-4 on the season and guide the Spartans to
a 6-1 victory. Trey Forbes and John Smolinski led Manchester
with three hits each.
For Rose-Hulman, senior
Chris Stemple (Mount Vernon) and sophomore
Bobby Newman (Orland Park,
Ill./Sandburg) (pictured) led the squad with two hits
each. Stemple had a double and scored one run,
and Newman had a pair of singles.
Junior Jim Bob Schuler (Salem/North Harrison)
kept the Engineers in striking distance by allowing four runs in
six innings of work.
In the nightcap, Rose-Hulman senior Nick Rumpke
(Cincinnati, Ohio/Wyoming) improved to 3-3 with his second
straight strong start to lead the Engineer effort. Rumpke
tossed seven innings and scattered eight hits with three strikeouts
to earn his second straight conference win.
Senior Gannon Sadzeck (Crystal Lake,
Ill./Central) completed the final two scoreless innings
for his first save of the season.
Offensively, sophomore Matt Turk (Addison, Ill./Addison
Trail) paced the Engineers with three hits, including a
double, and one RBI. Junior Will Burchett (Mokena,
Ill./Providence Catholic) also had a multiple hit game
with two singles.
Junior Derek Dauenbaugh (Bloomington,
Ill./University) added one single and one RBI and one RBI
to the balanced attack.
Rose-Hulman stands 23-13 overall and 13-8 in conference play,
while Manchester has a 24-12 mark and is 15-6 in league
games. The Engineers return to action at Franklin College on
#1 in the nation for 15 years!
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