Softball finds the road to Naperville bumpy

Softball finds the road to Naperville bumpy
April 30, 2007

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

The Benedictine softball team closed out the 2007 regular season by losing a non-conference doubleheader to regional rival North Central College, 8-0 and 10-2, in Naperville. The losses dropped the Eagles' record to 21-18-1 overall heading into this week's Northern Athletics Conference tournament (hosted by Aurora University at Jericho Park in Aurora) beginning Thursday. In game one, Benedictine was one-hit by the Cardinals. Kate Kleinwachter's one-out single in the second inning proved to be the Eagles' lone spark of offense. Melissa Kennedy took the loss for BU. She is now 14-8 on the year. Kennedy gave up four hits and six runs - two earned - in her three innings of work. In game two, freshman pitcher Lisa Rybak (pictured at left) was tagged for 11 of NCC's 15 hits. She was also charged with eight runs (seven earned) in 3.1 innings. Rybak is now 7-10 on the year. Rybak tried to help her own cause with the bat, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and one run batted in. In all, Benedictine had five hits as a team in the second game.


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.