The Engineer Softball team enjoyed a big day on Thursday. For starters, Rose Hulman swept visiting Webster University to improve to 17-13 on the season and defeating the Gorlocks for the first time in program history. Rose Hulman won Game One 4-3 and Carly Heibel’s RBI double in the bottom of the seventh gave the Engineers a 6-5 walkoff victory.
The bigger news for the Engineers came when Tranys defeated Franklin. With that, the Engineers clinched their first trip the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament for the first time since 2008. Rose Hulman will return to the field Saturday when it takes on Manchester University in a HCAC doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. at the RHIT Softball Complex.