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Baseball Earns Senior Day Sweep Over Bluffton; Stands 11-1 in HCAC

Baseball Earns Senior Day Sweep Over Bluffton; Stands 11-1 in HCAC

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology improved to 11-1 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball action with a 2-0 and 11-5 doubleheader sweep over Bluffton University on Senior Day at Art Nehf Field.

In the opener, senior Luke Buehler threw a nine-inning shutout as the Fightin' Engineers picked up a 2-0 victory.  Buehler allowed 10 singles and one walk, and relied on six strikeouts and clutch pitching to shutout the Beavers.  Buehler improved to 7-0 on the season and lowered his earned run average to 0.87 in the win.

David Burnside led the offense with a solo home run.  Conner Shipley and Josh Mesenbrink had two hits each.  Luke Calabrese added a single and scored one run.

In the nightcap, Rose-Hulman scored seven runs in the first inning and had 13 hits in an 11-5 victory.  Harris Camp had an inside-the-park home run, a triple and five RBIs to lead the Engineer offense.  Shipley had three hits, including a double, with two runs scored.  Davis Robeson also had two hits, scored one run and added one RBI.  Shane Garner also scored two runs, and the trio of Logan Cody, Ryan Stachowski and Luke Kluemper each had one hit, one run and one RBI.

Shane Brogan picked up the win in relief to lead a bullpen effort that tossed 5.2 scoreless innings.  Brogan struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings of work to improve to 2-0.  Brian Pershing pitched two scoreless innings with four strikeouts, and Dan Connolly had two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth.

Between games of Saturday's doubleheader, Rose-Hulman honored its nine seniors for four-year careers that have included one conference championship and one NCAA Tournament Regional Final appearance.  The nine seniors include Stone Brogan; David Burnside; Sean Casey; Dan Connolly; Trevor Dallio; Conner Helbling; Davis Robeson; Conner Shipley; and student assistant coach Casey Garner.

Rose-Hulman improved to 22-9 and 11-1 in HCAC play, while Bluffton dropped to 17-20 and 6-10 in conference games.  The Fightin' Engineers travel to Wittenberg University for a non-conference doubleheader featuring two seven-inning games.