2009
Softball falls to league-leader at home

Softball falls to league-leader at home
April 17, 2009

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

Northern Athletics Conference leader Aurora University swept Benedictine in a key softball match-up on Friday by scores of 4-1 and 7-2. With the losses, the Eagles are now 20-7 overall and 10-3 in NAC play. On the day, freshman Laura Christensen went 4-for-7, Senior Blair Erickson was a combined 3-for-6 with a run and an RBI. Freshman Brittany Adcox was the loser from the circle in game one, despite an impressive effort. Adcox tossed 11 strikeouts at the NAC leaders and did not walk a batter. Of the four runs charged to Adcox, just two were earned as BU's defense made three errors. Stephanie Iori, also a freshman, was the game two pitcher of record. Iori fell to 3-2 with the loss after being hit with seven earned runs.

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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.