Eric Abegglen • staff writer
The Rose-Hulman softball team swept Spalding University, split with Franklin College and fell to Hanover in two games last week to finish 3 - 3. Thanks to a game one walk-off grand slam, Rose-Hulman earned a doubleheader sweep over Spalding University on Friday night.The Fightin’ Engineers were able to rally from a 7 - 3 deficit with five runs in the seventh inning of the first game.On a day in which the Engineers combined for 18 hits, senior Alyse Mueller provided the knockout blow with her walk-off grand slam to clinch the opener 8-7. She finished the game with a 2 - 3 performance that included the grand slam, a single and four RBIs.Sophomore Carly Heibel added three hits and scored three runs, including a double, in the game one victory. Senior Brianne Widmoyer added a double in each game of the doubleheader and two RBIs in game one. She set a new school record for doubles with a career total of 36, surpassing graduate Jordan Goslee. Widmoyer also moved into third place on the all-time hits list, finishing with 137 on the evening. In the nightcap, Heibel tossed a complete game in a 6 - 3 victory and was one of two who launched a two-run home run to help lead the offense for Rose-Hulman. Junior Allison smashed the other two-run home run and finished 2 - 3 with a home run, a double and four RBIs. Heibel finished 2 - 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Junior Jenna Martinek added two hits, including a double, and two runs scored.After a pair of losses to Hanover College on Sunday, the Rose-Hulman softball team stands 10-20 overall. The Fightin’ Engineers will return to the diamond on Saturday against College of Mount St. Joseph. Seniors Alyse Mueller and Brianne Widmoyer will be honored for their standout careers prior to Saturday’s first pitch. The Engineers will then travel to Anderson for a recently rescheduled doubleheader on Sunday at 1 p.m.