TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology baseball team completed the 2016 season ranked No. 23 nationally by the American Baseball Coaches Association and No. 24 by d3baseball.com in polls released on June 3.
The Fightin' Engineers reached the championship round of the NCAA Division III Central Regional by defeated No. 1 seed Wisconsin-Whitewater, No. 2 seed Wartburg and No. 3 seed Washington (Mo.) in suburban St. Louis last month. Wisconsin-Whitewater rebounded with two straight wins in the Regional Championship Round to advance to the NCAA Division III World Series in Appleton, Wis.
Rose-Hulman compiled a 32-13 record this season against perhaps the most challenging schedule in program history. The Fightin' Engineers faced six non-conference foes who were regionally ranked at some point during the 2016 season.
The season included Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championship honors; a second trip in three years to the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championship Round; and three wins to open NCAA Tournament play for the first time in program history.
Head coach Jeff Jenkins also ranks in the national top 30 in all-time NCAA Division III coaching wins and in the top 15 among active coaches with a career record of 733-480-2, including a Rose-Hulman mark of 688-415-1.