Weather cold, but bats hot in softball sweep

Weather cold, but bats hot in softball sweep
March 25, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University's softball team bolted out to an early lead in the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) softball race, sweeping the league-opener doubleheader by scores of 3-1 and 10-0 at River Forest, Ill. The Eagles are now 10-4 overall and 2-0 in the NAC. Sophomore firstbaseman Cassie Cappetto went 4-for-7 in the twinbill. She scored twice and also drove in three runs. While Cappetto was the only Eagles' player with multiple hits in the first game, she was joined by teammates Aimee Mahoney and Brittany Wolski with two hits in the second game (shortened by the "mercy rule"). Freshman Brittany Adcox improved her personal record to 7-2 on the year with a complete-game victory from the circle in game one. Adcox struck out five and walked just one, while scattering eight Cougar hits. In game two, sophomore Brittney Carnell made her first start of the season and delivered four shutout innings to get the win. Carnell permitted CUC just one hit. She struck out three and walked one during her stint.


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.