Baseball goes 11 innings in loss to North Central

Baseball goes 11 innings in loss to North Central
April 13, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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When a last minute schedule change on the part of North Central College opened up a game on Friday morning, Benedictine's baseball team got a chance to play an extra game versus its crosstown rivals that afternoon. The result was a hard-fought, 6-5, win in 11-innings by the Cardinals over the Eagles at Naperville. Graham Gletty, the sixth of Benedictine's seven pitchers utilized in the game, took the loss after being charged with two runs in the bottom of the 11th. Shortstop Kyle Bergman collected three hits for Benedictine, while driving in two runs. Matt Evans, Ryan Kerr and Teddy Ostrowski each had two hits. Evans hit his third homerun of the year - a two-run blast in the first inning - and his first since the team returned from its Florida trip in early March. Kerr's RBI single in the top of the 11th appeared to have given the Eagles a good chance for the win. However, the Cardinals produced a double, RBI single, hit batter and another RBI single that ended the game with its four batters sent to the plate in the bottom of that 11th frame.


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.