Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Ethan Post of Rockford has earned first-team Capital One NCAA Division III Baseball Academic All-American honors, in results released recently by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Post was named first-team Academic All-American for his efforts in the classroom and as a member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship baseball squad. The NCAA Division III Academic All-American team includes three squads, including just two pitchers each out of more than 440 institutions across the nation. Post becomes the 95th Academic All-American in Rose-Hulman athletics history and the 18th honoree in the sport of baseball. He also joins Eric Tryon (1996 and 1997), Jimmy Costa (1998) and Matt Moore (2003) as a baseball first-team Academic All-American. His award also helps continue a tradition that features 27 consecutive years that a Rose-Hulman student-athlete has earned Academic All-American honors, the sixth longest streak among all NCAA Division I, II or III institutions and the longest streak in Division III. On the field, Post finished 3-1 with a 4.61 earned run average in nine starts and 10 appearances for the Fightin’ Engineers. His season highlights included a victory over NCAA Division III Tournament qualifier Illinois Wesleyan University, a strong 8.1 inning effort in a conference win over Defiance, and another league victory with a five-inning performance against Bluffton. Post improved to 7-2 with a 4.41 earned run average in 21 career appearances and 11 starts at Rose-Hulman. In the classroom, Post maintains a perfect 4.0 grade-point average as a chemical engineering and chemistry double major. He is also a member of the Rose-Hulman American Institute of Chemical Engineers chapter. Rose-Hulman finished 27-14 overall and won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season title for the first time since 1996 this spring. The Fightin’ Engineers hosted the HCAC Tournament and have compiled an overall team record of 84-44 during Post’s career.
Rockford baseball is pleased to announce that senior Ethan Post has officially committed to attend school and play baseball at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Post was recruited to be a pitcher for the Fighting Engineers. Rose-Hulman was again the number-one-ranked engineering school in the country by U.S. News. That is their eighth number-one ranking in a row. In baseball, Rose-Hulman Institute has made three NCAA Division III tournament appearances. Rose-Hulman is currently ranked 24th in the nation. Last year’s baseball academic All State pitcher, Post continues to improve in both the classroom and on the baseball field. He leads the Rams in pitching. As of May 3, Post is first in innings pitched, first in fewest walks per game, second in strikeouts, and third in ERA. Last trimester, he received an amazing 4.8 grade-point average! Post is the son of Robert and Yvonne Post.
Rams go 1-1 at Rogers’ annual Wooden Bat Tournament Brian Baldwin pitches against Rogers High School. Photo by KANDI JEZAK by JON STREET Catholic Central (CC) beat Rockford High School 6-2 in the first game of the Rogers Ninth Annual Wooden Bat Tournament at Lamar Park on Saturday, April 25. Sophomore Brendan Penny went the distance and earned the victory. Rockford’s Taylor Masiewicz took the mound and the loss for Rockford while pitching five and two-thirds innings. Zach Martinek pitched the final one and one-third innings in relief. Rockford helped CC early in the game by walking the bases loaded in the first inning. A two-run errant pick-off throw and a hit by Jordan Milanowski put CC up 3-0. CC returned the favor in the bottom of the fifth inning. With two outs, the Rams’ Shane Street reached first on an error by the third baseman. John Vietengruber stroked a single, and a walk to Ryan Darby loaded the bases. A ground ball by Bryan Baldwin to the third baseman produced a two-run error. At the end of five innings, the score was 3-2. CC was not done for the day however. In the top of the seventh inning, a pitch hit the leadoff batter. A bunt by Nathan Lowe, a walk to Michael Penny, followed by a balk put CC up 4-2. A sacrifice fly by Seth Holt put CC up 5-2. An error by the Rams allowed another run and produced the final score of 6-2. Although Rockford’s bats were silent in the first game of the tournament, they came to life against Wyoming Rogers in the consolation game. Rockford defeated Rogers 13-3 and pounded out 13 hits. Kyle Lieckfelt took the loss for Rogers, while Baldwin pitched three and one-third innings for the victory. Keebs Erhart pitched the final one and two-thirds innings in a non-save situation. Rogers had four hits on the day. Paul Thull drove Rogers’ first run in on a double in the first inning. Will Sheick drove a run in with a single in the second inning and Mason Fogler drove Rogers’ final run in the fourth inning with a single, too. All of the runs were unearned. Rockford countered in the bottom […]