AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology opens the 2018 baseball season with a doubleheader on Monday in Florida.
The Fightin' Engineers will face Neumann at 11:30 a.m. and Capital at 3 p.m. to open the new season in a pair of games at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale.
Top returning hitters include juniors David Burnside (.384, 13 2B, 7 HR), Brian Thomas (.298, 10 2B, 5 HR), Conner Shipley (.346, 5 2B) and Davis Robeson (.268, 4 2B), along with senior Marcus Wechselberger (.293, 6 2B). On the mound, the Rose-Hulman pitching staff is led by senior Ian Grant (3-5, 4.07 ERA), sophomore Clayton Mayfield (3-3, 3.13 ERA, 4 saves) and sophomore Luke Buehler (2-2, 4.22 ERA).
The home opening weekend tournament featuring Chicago and Wisconsin-Platteville is set for March 17-18.