DEFIANCE, Ohio - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology dropped a pair of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference softball games at Defiance College on Saturday afternoon.
Game 1 - Defiance 4, Rose-Hulman 0 - 8 Innings
Rose-Hulman and Defiance College played free softball in game one of the afternoon. The Yellow Jackets slipped past the Fightin' Engineers following a walk-off grand slam from Brooke Gostomsky in the bottom of the 8th.
Rose-Hulman pitcher Michelle Korf was strong all afternoon in the pitcher's circle before surrendering the grand slam. Korf pitched 7.1 innings and scattered five hits. She also struck out a pair.
Game 2 - Defiance 11, Rose-Hulman 3 - 6 Innings
Rose-Hulman got out to an early lead in the second game of the afternoon but Defiance rallied midway through the contest to complete the sweep.
Defiance would go on to score the next seven runs in the ballgame. Rose-Hulman scored a pair in the top of the 6th to get within 7-3, following a two-run double from Mandi Routon.
The Yellow Jackets would answer right back with four in the home half of the 6th to seal the win.
Rose-Hulman will return to the RHIT Softball Field on Tuesday April 24 in the home finale next week. First pitch of that doubleheader is set for 5:30 p.m.