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Rose-Hulman Earns Dramatic Win Over DePauw to Split Two on Saturday

Rose-Hulman Earns Dramatic Win Over DePauw to Split Two on Saturday

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology scored two runs in the 11th inning to rally from an 8-7 deficit and defeat DePauw University 9-8 to cap a split of two games on Saturday at Art Nehf Field.

The Fightin' Engineers dropped the opener to Calvin 11-7, before rallying to pick up the nightcap victory and finish with a 1-1 record on the afternoon.

Against DePauw, the visiting Tigers took an 8-7 lead in the top of the 11th inning.  Rose-Hulman senior David Burnside prevented the lead from being more, however, with an extended diving catch with the bases loaded and one out.  The play scored DePauw's go-ahead run, but kept the margin at just one run heading into the Fightin' Engineer 11th inning.

In the Rose-Hulman 11th, Burnside reached on an error to start the rally.  Conner Helbling singled and advanced to second on a throwing error, but Burnside was thrown out trying to score the potential tying run on the play.  Logan Cody tied the game at 8-8 with an RBI single to score pinch runner Tyler Wineger with still one out in the 11th inning.  Consecutive walks to Brett Tuttle and Shaine Mitchell loaded the bases with one out.  Conner Shipley then provided the game winning hit with a line drive single to give Rose-Hulman the 9-8 victory.

The Engineers outhit DePauw 17-15 in the dramatic contest.  Cody and Shipley had three hits, with Shipley driving home two runs and Cody scoring twice.  Cody also provided power with two doubles in the contest.

Luke KluemperDavis Robeson, Helbling and Harris Camp added two hits each.  Kluemper scored twice with two RBIs; Robeson had one RBI; and Helbling scored one run in the contest.

On the mound, Matthew Rouse picked up the victory with his 11th inning performance.  Brian Pershing added 2.2 scoreless innings, and Trevor Dallio struck out four and allowed just two earned runs in 5.2 innings of work.

In the Saturday opener, Calvin scored seven runs in the third inning to build an 8-0 lead before Rose-Hulman closed within 8-5.  The Fightin' Engineers scored twice in the sixth inning and three runs in the seventh to move within striking distance.

Calvin scored three ninth inning runs to push the lead, before Rose-Hulman threatened again with a two-run rally caused in large part by a double from Adam Taylor.  Mike Kool picked up the final outs from the Calvin bullpen to secure the save.

Rose-Hulman ended up with nine hits in game one, led by Josh Mesenbrink and Luke Calabrese with two hits each.  Mesenbrink had a double and three RBIs, while Calabrese had two singles and drove home two runs.  Mitchell scored two runs and had a single, and Camp joined Taylor with one hit and one run scored.

The pitching performance was led by three scoreless innings and one strikeout from Jacob Woodrome in his varsity debut.

Rose-Hulman stands 5-4 on the season.  The Fightin' Engineers travel to DePauw University for a single game on Sunday at 1 p.m.