2008
Eagles drop first NAC baseball games

Eagles drop first NAC baseball games
April 6, 2008

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

The Benedictine baseball team had its six-game Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) winning streak snapped on Sunday, losing a doubleheader to Aurora University, 6-4 and 10-4. The Eagles are now 12-9 overall, 6-2 in the NAC. Benedictine game one starter Dave Flott left the game after four innings of scoreless pitching. Freshman Matt Strle gave head coach John Ostrowski 4 1/3 innings of excellent relief, allowing just one earned run. Reliever Dan Vincenti was saddled with the loss. The Eagles out-hit the Spartans 11-10. Kenny Burdi, Kyle Bergman and Kevin Ross each had a pair of hits. Brendan Keane drove in two runs, as well. Benedictine led 4-1 entering the top of the ninth, where AU pushed across five runs - three unearned - to get the win. Benedictine jumped out to a 3-0 lead after three innings of game two. However, the advantage was short-lived as the Spartans answered with six runs in the top of the fourth to take the lead for good. Matt Brewer drove in two runs with his third roundtripper of the season in the bottom of the third. Rick Porcaro, Ross and Graham each had two hits.

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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.