Baseball splits with Concordia Chicago

Baseball splits with Concordia Chicago
April 10, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine’s baseball team split a Northern Athletics Conference twinbill with the circuit’s second place team, Concordia University Chicago on Tuesday afternoon at The Sports Complex. The Eagles (9-10, 3-5 NAC) were blanked in the opener, 7-0, before bouncing back to win the second game, 9-4. The Eagles’ Garrett Follmuth took the loss, going 6 2/3 innings and being charged with all seven runs (five earned). Follmuth issued six walks and struck out three as he dropped his second decision of the year. Keith Haglund pitched the final 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, giving up four hits. Junior shortstop Kyle Bergman had two of his team’s five hits in his four at-bats. Benedictine’s Canadian import, senior righty Mark Erickson (British Columbia, Canada), kept the Cougars at bay for most of the game with six strikeouts against three walks. Erickson (2-1) allowed just one run through the first eight innings before beginning to run out of steam in the ninth with one out. Erickson was touched up for three runs in the final frame before Dan Jedlowski came on the get the final two outs to preserve Erickson’s victory. In all, Erickson gave up eight hits to the CUC batters. At the plate, the Eagles cranked out 15 hits (14 of which were singles). Senior Matt Evans led the hit parade by going 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI. Bergman, Dan Glennon, Ryan Kerr and Christian Arnoux all had two hits in the game. Kerr and Brendan Keane joined Evans with two runs batted in. The Eagles one through five hitters collected 11 of the team’s 15 hits. Benedictine will host Illinois Wesleyan University on Thursday evening (6:00 p.m.) at The Sports Complex in a non-conference bout.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.