2007
Baseball splits with Concordia Chicago

Baseball splits with Concordia Chicago
April 10, 2007

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

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.

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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.