2009
Softball gives Bluejays the blues with sweep

Softball gives Bluejays the blues with sweep
April 9, 2009

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

Benedictine University's softball team picked up a pair of non-league wins on Thursday, defeating Elmhurst College, 3-1 and 9-1, in Elmhurst. The wins improved the Eagles' overall mark to 15-5 on the year. Brittany Adcox and Stephanie Iori were the pitchers of record, respectively. Adcox ran her mark to 9-3, while Iori improved to 1-1 with her first victory as an Eagle. Both hurlers tossed complete games. Iori had five strikeouts and did not walk a batter. Adcox's run was unearned, lowering her earned run average to 1.17 on the season. Freshman catcher Kara Walsh went 2-for-4 with a double in game one. Sophomore first baseman Cassie Cappetto was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Second baseman Sam Corban also laced an RBI double in the first go-round versus Elmhurst. In game two, Cappetto again had the big stick, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two driven in. Cappetto had one of two BU doubles (Kristen Bonk had the other) in the game. Designated hitter Erin Galloway cracked a solo home run in the game and also scored twice, going 1-for-3 at the plate. The Eagles had identical totals of 10 base hits in each 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.