Baseball drops non-league tilt to Wheaton, 3-2

Baseball drops non-league tilt to Wheaton, 3-2
April 14, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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It was a case of missed opportunities and a late inning mistake that spelled a non-conference baseball loss for Benedictine University to Wheaton College, 3-2, at The Sports Complex. The Eagles are now 10-13 overall. The Eagles left a total of eight runners on base, six of whom were stranded in scoring position. BU's lone runs came in the sixth inning when, trailing 2-0, RBI singles by Matt Brewer and Gino Miglio plated Kevin Graham and Colin Gilreath, respectively. Graham and Gilreath drew back-to-back one-out walks to put them on base in the sixth. Miglio was 2-for-4 in the game. Thirdbaseman Dan Healey went 2-for-3 as the only other Eagle with multiple hits. Matt Strle, the fifth in a line of six Benedictine pitchers to see mound duty, absorbed the loss after being charged with an unearned run in the top of the ninth. A one-out fielding error by freshman second baseman Tony DeMartino permitted Wheaton's Brian Whartnaby to reach base and eventually come around and score the deciding run.


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.