2008
Softball streak snapped at 12

Softball streak snapped at 12
April 14, 2008

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

Benedictine Univesity softball saw its 12-game win streak snapped with a doubleheader loss to Elmhurst College on Monday at The Sports Complex. The Eagles dropped the non-conference twinbill by scores of 9-6 and 14-6, to fall to 17-7 overall in 2008. In game one, the Eagles led 5-3 heading into the seventh inning, only to see the Bluejays plate two runs to forge the tie and send the game to extra-innings. In the eighth, Elmhurst pushed across four more runs - while the Eagles responded with one in their half of the inning - for the 9-6 final score. Freshman Brittney Carnell went 7 1/3 innings and was charged with the loss. Carnell had the roughest outing of her young college career, allowing nine hits and nine runs, seven of which were earned. Junior catcher Kristin Bonk was 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scores. Lisa Hodges and Sara Sanchez each went 2-for-4 as the only other Eagles with multiple hits. Aimee Mahoney had three runs batted in. In game two, freshman Sam Corban also had a tough go of things from the circle as the Bluejays had six hits and nine runs (five earned) against her. Corban lasted just two innings, but reliever Caitlin Shaw had it no easier. In three relief innings, Shaw permitted eight hits and five runs (three earned). Corban did lead the Eagles with the bat, going 2-for-3 to pace the eight-hit attack. Corban scored once and drove home two runs. The Eagles will need to regroup in a hurry as Benedictine travels to Aurora University tomorrow (Tuesday) for a battle of the two unbeaten teams in the Northern Athletics Conference.

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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.