TERRE HAUTE —
Bluffton scored two runs in the third inning and three in the sixth to earn a 7-2 victory over Rose-Hulman in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball Friday.
Four Bluffton players had multiple hits, led by Kyle Niermann with three hits, two runs scored and a double. Nate Simonds scattered six hits with five strikeouts to earn the victory.
For Rose, sophomore Josh Hoeing led the offensive effort with two singles and Bobby Newman contributed an RBI double.
Rose-Hulman (5-10 overall, 2-1 HCAC) and Bluffton (10-6, 2-2) will omplete a three-game series with a doubleheader at noon today.
In high school baseball:
At Albion, Ill.
Edwards County 100 003 0 — 4 9 1
Marshall 102 020 x — 5 6 2
Schuh (L) and Mosson; Rogers (W 2-0), Osborn (6) and Sisson. W — Rogers, 2-0. Sv — Osborn. HR — M: Rogers.
Highlights — For Marshall, winning pitcher K.J. Rogers was 2 for 2 with a 2-run homer and an RBI single; Thomas Sisson was 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored; Drew Morris had a single and a run scored; and John Sisson had a single and a run scored.
Next — Marshall (2-1 overall, 1-0 LIC) will play a doubleheader today at Tolono Unity.
• Sycamores swept — At Peoria, Ill., Indiana State and Bradley battled for nine innings in the opening game of the series before the Braves won 5-3 and Bradley came back to win 2-0 in the second game of a Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader Friday.
In the first game, despite being 20th in the NCAA in fielding percentage, the Sycamores’ defense struggled, allowing two unearned runs in the loss.
ISU extended their lead to 3-1 in the top of the seventh inning when junior Morgan Allee hit her second career home run and second in three games.
The Braves responded in the bottom of the seventh, scoring two runs, one earned to tie the game and force extra innings. Bradley then broke the game open in the bottom of the ninth with a single and two-run homer.
ISU’s Megan Stone finished the first game 3 for 4 with a run scored.
In Game 2, the Braves got ahead early and the Sycamores could never come back.
The Sycamores (11-19 overall, 2-6 MVC) and Braves (18-12, 3-1) will wrap up their three-game series today, with the first pitch slated for 1 p.m. EST.