Baseball pounds Illinois Wesleyan, 12-2

Baseball pounds Illinois Wesleyan, 12-2
April 29, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine University's baseball team rolled up a total of 18 hits on its way to a 12-2 non-conference win over Illinois Wesleyan University. The Eagles improved to 17-18 overall with the victory. Junior catcher Brendan Keane led the assault with a 5-for-5 day at the plate, which included a pair of doubles. Keane also scored twice and drove in two runs. Leadoff man Kenny Burdi went 2-for-5 with two RBI. Fellow outfielder Kevin Graham was 3-for-3 with two runs and two "ribbies." Dan Healey was 2-for-4. BU's number nine batter Uli Ortiz also had a great night. The freshman shortstop was 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI as the fifth Eagle with double digit hit totals. Sophomore pitcher Adam Franson improved to 2-0 on the year by tossing six strong innings. Franson struck out four and walked two. He allowed six hits and two earned runs in gaining the win.


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.