Eagles fall to Aurora in baseball

Eagles fall to Aurora in baseball
March 29, 2007

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

Six Benedictine University pitchers gave up a combined 18 hits in a 14-7 loss to Aurora University on Wednesday evening. The Eagles (7-6, 1-1 NAC) split their two games versus the rival Spartans (after winning 5-4 in last Tuesday's first game). The loss also snapped a six-game losing streak by AU. George Shimko took the loss for the Eagles, falling to 2-2 on the year. Shimko was enjoying a 6-2 lead after three innings and a 6-3 advantage through four. However, in the fifth frame, the senior failed to record an out after facing four batters and was lifted for what would be the first of five relief pitchers making their way to the hill for Benedictine. Shimko was charged with seven runs - six earned - and eight hits. He also walked five. Catcher Christian Arnoux led the Eagles' batters by going 2-for-3, including a triple, and scoring three runs. Freshman Dan Glennon was also 2-for-3. Senior Matt Evans and junior shortstop Kyle Bergman each went 2-for-5 as the only other players with multi-hit games. Both of Bergman's hits were doubles, leading a collection of four Eagles' two-baggers (Evans and pinch-hitter Mike Polich had the others).


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.