2007
Softball opens play in NAC Tournament on Thursday

Softball opens play in NAC Tournament on Thursday
May 2, 2007

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

The Benedictine University softball team will open play in the 2007 Northern Athletics Conference Tournament on Thursday (May 3). The six-team event runs from May 3-5 at Jericho Park in Aurora and is being hosted by Aurora University. Benedictine (21-18-1), the fourth seeded team, will take on fifth-seeded Edgewood College in the tournament opener at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. The winner of that game will face top seeded Aurora at 9:00 a.m. on Friday (May 4). In the other opening round game on Thursday, third-seeded Marian plays sixth seed Concordia (Wis.). That game's winner faces second seed Lakeland College at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. Edgewood swept the regular season meeting with Benedictine, winning by scores of 4-0 and 5-2 in Lisle. The tournament is double-elimination format.

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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.