TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on strong pitching and timely hitting to earn 2-1 and 3-2 victories over MacMurray College in the 2019 softball home opener on Tuesday at the Engineer Softball Field.
In the opener, Emily Struble tossed a complete-game four-hitter with nine strikeouts and no earned runs allowed in a 2-1 win. Struble also had a single and an RBI offensively.
The game ended in dramatic fashion, as Struble struck out MacMurray's third place hitter with the bases loaded to preserve the 2-1 win.
In the nightcap, Rose-Hulman scored in the first, second and fifth innings to pick up a 3-2 win. Struble went the distance again in the pitching circle, allowing just two earned runs in the last inning with four strikeouts.
Rose-Hulman improved to 3-9 on the season, while MacMurray dropped to 1-12. The Fightin' Engineers open the HCAC schedule at home against Defiance College on Saturday afternoon.