2007
Baseball drops non-conference game to Wheaton

Baseball drops non-conference game to Wheaton
April 24, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University's baseball team spotted Wheaton College a 7-0 advantage after five innings and never recovered in a 9-6 loss at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. The loss dropped the Eagles to 12-18 overall on the year. Starter Ken Grear - the first of four Benedictine pitchers - took the loss, as his personal record fell to 0-2. Grear went four innings and gave up four earned runs and six hits to the Thunder. Wheaton's John Little - the first of four scheduled hurlers for the Thunder - was the winner. Little is now 3-4 on the season. Wheaton out-hit the Eagles by a 12-6 margin for the game. Senior thirdbaseman Matt Evans went 2-for-4 as the only Eagles' player with multiple hits in the game. Evans had three runs batted in with an RBI infield single in the sixth inning and a two-run single in the Eagle eighth. Kyle Bergman had Benedictine's only extra-base hit with an RBI triple in the sixth frame. Conversely, Wheaton amassed four doubles and one triple. Matt Bradley lead the Thunder by going 3-for-4, with a double, and one RBI. Brian Kolb and Mike Bravo each had a pair of hits for Wheaton, as well. Kolb collected the Thunder's triple. Josh Baker, Matt Price and Dan Falvey all had doubles in the game for WC.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.