Softball drops NAC tourney opener

Softball drops NAC tourney opener
May 3, 2007

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

The Benedictine University softball team lost its opening round game of the Northern Athletics Conference post-season tournament, falling to Edgewood College by a 4-2 score at Jericho Park in Aurora. The Eagles are now 21-19-1 overall. Senior Melissa Kenendy went the distance in the circle, giving up 10 hits and three earned runs. Kennedy struck out three and walked one as she fell to 14-9 overall. Senior catcher Katie Bellich led the Benedictine batting by going 2-for-3. Kristin Bonk and Lisa Hodges had the other two hits for the BU team. Hodges had an RBI triple in the seventh inning as the only extra-base hit for the Eagles. Benedictine will face Marian College in Friday's elimination game at 1:00 p.m. for the right to continue in the double-elimination event.


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.