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Softball Splits Doubleheader at Hanover

Softball Splits Doubleheader at Hanover

HANOVER, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was able to split their double header on the road against the Hanover Panthers.  This puts the Engineers at 5-15 overall and 1-5 in the HCAC.  The team will compete next at home on senior day against the Mount St. Joseph Lions.  The doubleheader is set for Saturday, 4/13 at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

Game 1- Rose-Hulman 2, Hanover 0

Rose-Hulman found themselves in a competitive matchup against the Panthers in game one.  The contest proved to be a pitching battle for a majority of the game with both teams scoreless after five innings.  

Gabrielle Davidson was able to single with the bases loaded in the top of the 6th to push in a run by Angela Boulboulle to put the Engineers ahead 1-0.  Jessica Thuer was able to increase the Engineers lead with a double in the top of the 7th to push in another run by Boulboulle to make the score 2-0.  The Engineers would come away with the victory to record their first conference win of the season.  

Pitcher Emily Struble would get the win with 4 strikeouts in 7 innings only allowing 3 hits.  

Game 2- Rose-Hulman 0, Hanover 8- 6 innings

Game two of the day's doubleheader continued to be a pitching battle.  Both teams were scoreless going into the 4th inning.  Hanover was able to put together an impressive bottom of the 4th putting up 6 runs to jump to a demanding lead.  

Hanover would add on two more runs in the bottom of the 6th to make the score 8-0.  This would be the final score with the Engineers falling to the Panthers.