Baseball Handles Spalding 14-4

Baseball Handles Spalding 14-4


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology pounded out 18 hits and scored five runs in the fourth inning to top Spalding University 14-4 in non-conference college baseball action on Wednesday night.

Senior Caleb Kissel and senior Donnie Waters led the offensive attack with three hits each.  Kissel had two singles, a double, scored three runs and added three RBIs.  Waters was 3-3 with three singles, one run and one RBI.

Freshman David Burnside blasted a home run and had two hits with three RBIs to lead other Engineers with multiple hits.  Senior Kody Alayon added two singles and scored twice, and senior Zach Hull was 2-2 with two singles and one run scored.

The offense helped senior Alec McNally pick up his first victory of the season.  McNally allowed six hits and four strikeouts in seven innings of work in his second start of the year.

Other highlights include senior pitcher Gunnar Hutchison recording an RBI single in his first at bat of the season in the eighth inning.

Rose-Hulman scored three times in the third inning and scored five more runs in the fourth to push the lead to 9-1.  Spalding closed within 9-4 with three sixth inning runs, but Rose-Hulman answered with two runs in the sixth, two in the seventh and one more in the eighth.

The Fightin' Engineers improved to 7-4 on the season and travel to Earlham for a three-game series on Friday and Saturday to open Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.