2007
Baseball splits on the road versus Dominican

Baseball splits on the road versus Dominican
April 23, 2007

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

The Benedictine baseball squad managed to split a Northern Athletics Conference doubleheader hosted by Dominican University at Schaumburg's Alexian Field. The Eagles lost the opener, 3-2, and won the second game, 5-2, to improve to 12-17 overall and 6-10 in the NAC. Freshman Garrett Follmuth gave a gritty 6 2/3 inning performance, but was saddled with the loss (0-4). In the first inning, Follmuth took a line drive off his leg, managed to retrieve the ball and toss over to first base for the out before collapsing in pain. After being examined, Follmuth was eventually able to continue. He gave up seven hits and the three earned runs. Dominican's Mike Eifel towered over the Eagles' batters, holding Benedictine to six hits and two runs over the nine-inning complete game stint. He had five strikeouts. Benedictine's big bats belonged to Matt Evans and Kevin Ross (pictured in photo), who each went 2-for-4 in the game. Evans drove in both BU runs. In game two, the top of Benedictine's batting order - Teddy Ostrowski, Dan Glennon and Kyle Bergman - accounted for seven of the team's 11 hits and scored four of its five runs. Ostrowski and Glennon each had two hits, while Bergman had three hits (3-for-4) and drove in two runs. Ostrowski, Bergman and Evans each had doubles in the game. Glennon had an RBI triple in Benedictine's four-run fifth inning. Mark Erickson improved to 4-1 on the year, thanks to a strong 7 1/3 innings of work. Erickson had four strikeouts and one walk, while permitting just one earned run (of the two charged to him). Dan Jedlowski picked up his second save of the year with 1 1/3 innings of work as the Eagles third pitcher of the game.

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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.