TERRE HAUTE —
Rose-Hulman scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to turn a 5-5 tie into an 8-5 victory over Hanover in the opener of a three-game baseball series Saturday at Art Nehf Field.
Rose (9-4 overall) continues to lead the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings at 4-0. The Engineers also won their sixth consecutive game.
The offense pounded 14 hits to lead the victory. Sophomore Caleb Kissel and sophomore Donnie Waters led with three hits each. Kissel had three singles, two runs batted in and scored once, while Waters contributed a double, two runs scored and one RBI.
Sophomore Kody Alayon contributed two singles and scored once, while freshman Kevin Jendra also had a multiple-hit game with two singles, one run and one RBI.
The offense helped senior Kevin Farley pick up the win with two scoreless innings out of the Engineers’ bullpen. Farley allowed one hit with one strikeout after sophomore Andrew Stull pitched six innings in a no-decision. Sophomore Alex McNally tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his fourth save.
Chris Ares, Matt Brooks and Matt Newman had two hits each to pace the Hanover offense.
The Engineers and Panthers will complete their series with two games at noon today. Hanover dropped to 6-8 and 2-2 respectively.
• ISU women win — At Carbondale, Ill., the Indiana State women’s team emerged victorious, while the men placed second in the Cornell Spring Classic Invitational on Saturday.
The women won the meet with 197 points over Southern Illinois, which scored 176.50. Illinois State placed third with 99, followed by Eastern Illinois with 96, Missouri-Kansas City with 63, Wisconsin-Milwaukee with 60 and Western Illinois with 23.50.
Southern Illinois took the men’s title with 180 points, while the Sycamore men were second with 156 points. Eastern Illinois placed third with 138, Next were Illinois State with 94, Wisconsin- Milwaukee with 78, Western Illinois with 50.50 and Missouri-Kansas City with 34.50.
“Some of are athletes competed very well in the bad conditions,” said ISU men’s coach John McNichols. “Other athletes let the weather affect them negatively. Southern Illinois had a great meet, but we have a few things to work on this season.”
The Sycamores had several event winners on a cold, windy day, highlighted by sophomore Katie Wise and senior Greggmar Swift, as they set facility records. Wise set hers in the women’s 100-meter dash in a time of 11.41 seconds, while Swift set the men’s 110 hurdle record at 14.03 seconds. Sophomore distance standout John Mascari also reset his own facility record in the 5,000 run with a time of 14:25.88.
“We had some great efforts today, despite the cold weather,” said ISU women’s coach Angela Martin. “It was great to get a victory against a few conference rivals.”
The Sycamores will head to Eastern Illinois for the Big Blue Classic on Thursday through Saturday. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday.