2009
Baseball swept at home in NAC doubleheader

Baseball swept at home in NAC doubleheader
April 4, 2009

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

Benedictine University's baseball team was knocked from its perch atop the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) standings, losing to Concordia University Chicago, 12-6 and 12-1, at The Sports Complex. The Eagles fell to 8-11 overall and 4-2 in the NAC. Junior outfielder Kevin Graham was 2-for-5 in the first game, slamming a three-run home run and an RBI double. Graham was 1-for-1 with two walks in the second game. Matthew Brewer, Tony DeMartino and Uli Ortiz each had two hits. Designated Hitter Rick Porcaro was 3-for-5. Junior catcher Brendan Keane went 2-for-3 with one run driven in as the only BU player with multiple hits in game two. Sophomore Tommy Anselmo (1-3) was the losing pitcher in game one with 5 2/3 innings of work. Anselmo gave up seven runs, five earned. Sophomore Matt Strle (0-2) also went 5 2/3 innings as the pitcher of record in the second game.

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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.