Rose-Hulman rallies twice, defeats Pomeroys in doubleheader
April 8, 2013
The Pomeroy softball team ended a four-game winning streak against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Sunday, April 7th. SMWC would drop the first game 3-2 and the second game 10-8 on a beautiful, sunny afternoon in Terre Haute.
Rose-Hulman 3 SMWC 2
The Pomeroys would come out scoring in the first inning with a double by senior Kelsey Rosselli in her first at bat. Junior Shelby Barnett would bring Rosselli home on a single to left center during the inning. In the second, Junior Carly Painter would hit a solo homerun to left field bringing the score 2-0 in favor of SMWC.
Pitcher sophomore Dannielle Owens and the Pomeroy defense would hold the Fighting Engineers scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when a single and a sacrifice bunt would lead to a double, scoring Engineers first run. Rose-Hulman would strike again in the bottom of the fifth inning with a walk and a single to score the runner on first base. This would knot things up 2-2.
In dramatic fashion, Rose-Hulman would end the game in the bottom of the seventh inning with a two-out walk-off homerun by Jessica Ahlborn.
Owens in 6.2 innings pitched finished with eight hits, three runs, one base on balls, and six strikeouts.
Rose-Hulman 10 SMWC 8
In the second game, SMWC came out with a vengeance and scored in the first inning on a home run by Barnett. In the second inning, Painter would start the inning off with a double and Minning would single. Rosselli would then single to load the bases. Freshman Rebecca Latta would get the RBI with an error on the Rose-Hulman shortstop. That would bring Barnett up which singled to give her two RBI’s. Sophomore Shelby Turner would follow with a double to score Barnett. At the end of the inning, the score read 7-0 in favor of the Pomeroys.
The SMWC defense would shut down the Engineers until the bottom of the fourth inning. Rose-Hulman would score eight runs in the inning on five base hits, one double, and one error. This pushed the score 8-7 in favor of the hosts.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Engineers tacked on two more runs by one double, a walk, and a single.
In the top of the seventh, SMWC wasn’t finished yet. They loaded the bases up with a walk by Rosselli (which later scored), a single by Latta and Barnett. Turner got the RBI with a walk. The Pomeroys weren’t able to capitalize any further runs and the game ended in a 10-8 victory for the Engineers.
Painter finished the game with 3.1 innings pitched, nine hits, six runs, one base on balls, and one strikeout. Faker, in relief, finished with 2.2 innings pitched, five hits, four runs, one base on balls, and three strikeouts.
The Pomeroy record now stands at 12-9 on the season. SMWC will return home with a string of games when it hosts Marian University on Thursday, April 11. Game time is set for a 3:30 p.m. start.