2008
Baseball takes two from Concordia Chicago

Baseball takes two from Concordia Chicago
April 5, 2008

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

The Benedictine baseball team kept cruising along, improving to 6-0 in the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC), thanks to a pair of 9-8 wins over Concordia University Chicago on the Cougars' home field. The Eagles are now 12-7 overall. James Callahan was the game one winner for BU, going 8 1/3 innings before giving way to an eventual succession of three Eagles hurlers to secure the win. Dan Vincenti would earn his second save by retiring the final batter of the game. In all, Benedictine collected 14 hits. Kyle Bergman led the charge with a 4-for-5 day, scoring twice and driving in two runs as well. Rick Porcaro went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBI. Porcaro slammed a pair of homeruns in the game. Bobby Voss was 2-for-5 with a ribbie. In game two, Benedictine found itself down 6-0 before erupting with a nine-run seventh inning to provide the margin of victory. Kennedy Grear went six innings to gain the victory, improving to 4-1 on the year. Grear permitted nine hits. A quartet of relievers followed Grear to the mound, before Vincenti once again closed out matters with a one-batter save (his third save of the season). Kevin Graham and Matt Brewer each had two hits. Brewer's belts included his second homerun of the season, while Graham added a triple.

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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.