Softball 6-0 in NAC after pair of resounding wins at home

Softball 6-0 in NAC after pair of resounding wins at home
March 30, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine University softball team completed a perfect week - and start to the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) season - with a doubleheader drubbing of Milwaukee School of Engineering, 21-0 and 24-1. The wins, both shortened to five innings by the "mercy rule" - improved the softball team record to 11-5 overall. In game one, freshman pitcher Brittney Carnell improved her personal record to 6-2 with the win. Carnell had four strikeouts and two walks, allowing just one Raiders hit, in her four innings of work. Teammate Caitlin Shaw threw a perfect fifth inning of releif. Benedictine collected 12 hits as a team and most of head coach Kate Kellers starters only saw two innings of work before giving way to the reserves once the game was out of hand. Reserve outfielder Kaitlin MItchell went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and one run batted in. Firstbaseman Cassie Cappetto continued to put the slug on the ball, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI. Cappetto had a double and a triple. Lisa Hodges, Sara Sanchez and Jill Kaskavage each laced doubles for BU's other extra-base hits. Game two starter - and another of the Eagles "fab freshman" pitchers - Sam Corban controlled matters from the circle. Corban went 4.0 innings and allowed four hits and one one. She struck out four and walked one during her stint. Shaw tossed an inning of one-hit relief. Corban also helped herself with the bat by going 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI. Reserve outfielder Sara Sutherland was 2-for-2 with two runs and three ribbies. Starters Aimee Mahoney, Nikki Schlagel and Cappetto all had two hits apiece, as well. Mahoney scored three times and drove in four runs, while Cappetto and Schlegel had two and one RBI, respectively. Mahoney clubbed a double and her first homerun of the season (Sanchez had the Eagles' other double). Kristin Bonk was 1-for-3 off the bench, with two runs scored. She also drove in a pair of runs.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.