Softball rolls at Maranatha Baptist

Softball rolls at Maranatha Baptist
April 3, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University's softball team posted some big numbers on Friday, sweeping a Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) doubleheader at Maranatha Baptist Bible College, 22-0 and 22-0. The wins upped the Eagles' record to 12-4 overall and 4-0 in the NAC. Both games were shortened to five innings by the eight-run "mercy rule." The over-matched Crusaders managed just three total hits in the twinbill against Benedictine's pitchers. Freshman Brittany Adcox improved her personal record to 8-2 on the year with the game one victory. Adcox had seven strikeouts and one walk in four complete innings of work before Stephanie Iori threw the final frame. The game two win belonged to sophomore Brittney Carnell, who went 3 1/3 innings and struck out five. Carnell did not walk a batter as she improved to 2-0 on the year. Sam Corban had two strikeouts in her 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. In both games, Benedictine pretty much secured the final outcome early-on thanks to some offensive outbursts. The Eagles put nine runs on the board virtually after getting out of the bus in the top of the first inning of the first game and added seven more in the third to go up 18-0. In the second game, an 11-run second inning put the visitors ahead 14-0 at that point. Freshman infielder Steff Rybarczyk had a big day, going 3-for-4 with three runs and six runs batted in. Rybarczyk also drew three walks and was hit once for an on-base average of .825 for the day. Corban was 4-for-7 from the plate (including a triple) with three runs and four RBI. Senior catcher Kristin Bonk was 3-for-6 and drove in four runs, while also scoring four times, as well. Erin Galloway had five runs scored, going 2-for-4 from the plate. Galloway, along with Blair Erickson and Cassie Cappetto, also drove in four runs on the afternoon.


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.