INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology scored five runs in the ninth inning to capture a 9-5 victory over Anderson University in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball action at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis on Tuesday night.
The Fightin' Engineers relied on a fielding error by Anderson and back-to-back two-run singles by Jacob Murray and Conner Shipley to plate five runs in the final inning. Clayton Mayfield picked up the win out of the bullpen with 4.1 innings of relief with one run allowed and three strikeouts, before Cody Sunderhaus secured the win by getting the final two outs.
Shipley and Drew Schnitz led the Rose-Hulman offense with three hits each. Schnitz had a double with one run scored, while Shipley had the big ninth-inning single. Brian Thomas provided the biggest hit of the day, blasting a two-run home run onto the Victory Field lawn in right center field.
Other key contributors for Rose-Hulman included David Burnside with two singles and one run scored; and Marcus Wechselberger with one hit, two runs scored and two RBIs. Zach Trusk added a double and one RBI.
Rose-Hulman and Anderson faced off in the home of the Class AAA Indianapolis Indians, who host their home opener on Thursday night. The Fightin' Engineers improved to 6-14 overall and 4-4 in HCAC play, while Anderson dropped to 9-12 and 3-5. Rose-Hulman heads to Transylvania for a three-game series this weekend.