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 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.