Baseball drops non-conference game to Wheaton

Baseball drops non-conference game to Wheaton
April 24, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine University's baseball team spotted Wheaton College a 7-0 advantage after five innings and never recovered in a 9-6 loss at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. The loss dropped the Eagles to 12-18 overall on the year. Starter Ken Grear - the first of four Benedictine pitchers - took the loss, as his personal record fell to 0-2. Grear went four innings and gave up four earned runs and six hits to the Thunder. Wheaton's John Little - the first of four scheduled hurlers for the Thunder - was the winner. Little is now 3-4 on the season. Wheaton out-hit the Eagles by a 12-6 margin for the game. Senior thirdbaseman Matt Evans went 2-for-4 as the only Eagles' player with multiple hits in the game. Evans had three runs batted in with an RBI infield single in the sixth inning and a two-run single in the Eagle eighth. Kyle Bergman had Benedictine's only extra-base hit with an RBI triple in the sixth frame. Conversely, Wheaton amassed four doubles and one triple. Matt Bradley lead the Thunder by going 3-for-4, with a double, and one RBI. Brian Kolb and Mike Bravo each had a pair of hits for Wheaton, as well. Kolb collected the Thunder's triple. Josh Baker, Matt Price and Dan Falvey all had doubles in the game for WC.


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.