Softball still perfect in the NAC

Softball still perfect in the NAC
March 31, 2007

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

Senior pitcher Melissa Kennedy picked up a pair of victories as the Eagles swept Rockford College 5-2 and 10-5 Saturday at The Sports Complex. Benedictine (8-8 overall) improved to 4-0 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Kennedy, now with a record of 6-3 on the year, was the winner in game one by throwing a complete game four-hitter. She struck out seven and walked six. With the bat, Kennedy went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in. Her two-run homer in the bottom of the third inning broke open a 1-1 ballgame and gave her team the lead it would never relinquish. In the second contest, freshman Lisa Rybak cruised through the first three innings before the Regents tagged her for two runs in the fourth and three more with two out in the fifth frame. Kennedy was summoned in that fifth inning and induced a ground out to third to end the threat and keep the 5-5 score intact. In the top of the sixth, Benedictine had RBI triples by Aimee Mahoney and Kennedy to key a five-run outburst that sank Rockford’s upset hopes. Mahoney led the Eagles by going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. Kennedy and Rybak each went 2-for-4.


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.